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The first huge step away from this trend towards luxury and comfort over performance was the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a Mercedes-Benz-McLaren Automotive joint venture that featured a hand-built 5.4-litre, supercharged 626 PS (460 kW; 617 hp) all-aluminum V8 engine.
Born on July 15, 1906, Rudolf Uhlenhaut was an engineer and designer of Anglo-German descent, who later sat on the Board of Management at Daimler-Benz. He fathered designs for many vehicles, including the Silver Arrows, the 300 SL with the famous gullwing doors and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. Some of the larger series also owe a debt to Uhlenhaut.