With starting number 722, Stirling Moss added a glorious chapter to the iconic status of the Silver Arrows in 1955. In a still unsurpassed record time, he piloted his open-top Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR to victory in the Mille Miglia, the race over the famous 1000 miles from Brescia to Rome and back. Set by Sir Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson, the course record of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of almost 157.62 km/h is unbettered to this day and will remain so for all eternity.
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This legend made a return to the road in the form of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S. In an even more powerful and sportier variant, the SLR Roadster 722 S, production of which was limited to 150 units, followed in the footsteps of its predecessors – a breathtaking, majestic super sports car in its original form.