For the upcoming SLR roadster, Mercedes-Benz is thinking way out of the box. In addition to its standard carbon-ceramic brakes, Mercedes engineers have come up with an air brake system that reinvents an idea first seen on the 1955 300SLR sports racer. The deployed air brake of the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR race car. A panel about 8 ins. (20 cm) deep sits flush with the horizontal rear bodywork. The panel rises from the leading edge to adopt three or four angled positions as the ...
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