The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which makes its world debut this autumn at the Frankfurt motor show, celebrates the formidable SLR race cars of the 1950s and will mark a new era of M-B grand touring sports cars. The new car is billed as a futuristic interpretation of styling elements from the original 300SLR and the latest Formula 1 Silver Arrow race cars and is said to bridge the past and future, bringing cutting-edge motorsports-inspired design and technology to the road, just as the original SLR did in 1955.