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So what you are saying is that the engine is made in Germany but the car is produced in the UK, intersting point. Silly question who disigned it?

The car was designed by Gordon Murray who also designed some very competitive ... 1999, McLaren agreed to design and manufacture the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

In 1999, McLaren agreed to design and manufacture the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in conjunction with DaimlerChrysler. DaimlerChrysler is the majority shareholder of the McLaren Group as well as engine supplier to the Team McLaren racing team through its Mercedes-Benz division. The final stages of production of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren take place at a unique assembly facility at the McLaren Technology Centre.

The SLR has a 5.5 Liter Supercharged V8 engine that produces 626 bhp (467 kW). It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 sec. and a 0-100 in 6.3 sec

In 2006, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition was announced. The "722 Edition" creates 650 bhp (480 kW), with a top speed of 340 km/h (6 more than the standard SLR). A new suspension is used with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a stiffer damper configuration and 0.4 inches (10 mm) lower body.

In 2007, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Convertible was announced, due to be available from late 2007. The car will use the same supercharged 5.5 liter V8 that is in the coupƩ.
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The Bugatti is not build in Italy, but in the Alsace region of France, and the original (not listed) MacLaren F1 was powered by a 6 Liter BMW engine.
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The SLR McLaren is a joint venture between McLaren (British) and Mercedes-Benz (German). It's built at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England.

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Almost all F1 cars except Ferrari are designed or built in the UK. I understand it is like the concentration of Nascar shops in the south.
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