There’s plenty to admire about this storied automobile.

It’s not every day that something like this 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren arrives on the market, and that’s why everyone should stop and take notice. This modern classic is a special car forged in the partnership between two legendary European automakers. The SLR was also a way for Mercedes-Benz to show the likes of Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari that it could make an exclusive, high-performance roadster. Thanks to GT Motor Cars, you could become the new owner of this dramatic and exclusive car.

Gallery: Acquire A 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Before It’s Gone

The first thing everyone notices when they see anyone getting in and out of this vehicle is the doors, and how couldn’t you? How they fold up and out is unique, because they’re not gullwing or scissor doors, which still get people talking, but are something else entirely. Adding to the flair of this roadster are the turbine-styled wheels, large front fender vents, side-exit exhaust at the front fenders, aggressive nose design, smoked taillights well ahead of their time, and a prominent rear diffuser. You very much get the impression this car is not to be trifled with.

What you don’t see is the carbon fiber reinforced plastic under the slick silver paint, plus a carbon-fiber chassis with aluminum reinforcements. That makes for a strong and lightweight construction, maximizing what the hand-built, supercharged 5.5-liter V8 whips out. Officially, horsepower has been rated at 617, while torque is equally impressive at 575 lb.-ft. Paired with a performance-tuned automatic transmission, this car does 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. It can also hit 206 mph.

If that makes you feel a little skittish about this car, keep in mind there are carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic brakes as well as a four-position Airbrake system for secure stopping power at any speed. The engine is pushed back far enough that the weight balance between the front and rear is optimized, so you’ll find this car handles like a dream.

Such a special vehicle deserves a sumptuous interior, and that’s exactly what you get. Red leather covers the seats, center console, and dash topper. The seats are made of carbon fiber. Fingertip shift controls on the steering wheel allow you to manually transition gears.

This particular Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has under 9,000 miles on the odometer, helping explain why it’s in tremendous condition both inside and out. GT Motor Cars says the car just went through a fluid service change and paint correction, so it’s ready to head home with a new owner. While the dealer has an excellent selection of vehicles on hand, this car is particularly special. To speak about purchasing details and ask questions about this roadster, contact GT Motor Cars directly.