Waverley Brownall offer bespoke solutions for tricky and specific engineering difficulties.
Our extensive manufacturing capabilities allow us to work on projects big and small, to produce unique fittings and valves. This brings great value and results for our customers.
In this blog post, we will cover our project with
McLaren Automotive for the Mercedes-Benz SLR Project.
Mercedes Benz SLR Project: Waverley Brownall And McLaren
From designer Gorden Wagener’s vision, this car was built in Portsmouth and at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, England. This car was sold from the year 2003 to 2010.
Variants of this model include: 722 Edition, 722 GT, SLR Stirling Moss and the Roadster (sept 2007.) The McLaren edition was announced after the SLR was discontinued (2010-2011). The 25-unit McLaren edition was based on the earlier SLR designs (besides the Stirling Moss.)
What solution did Wavereley Brownall provide?
Our experienced engineers designed and produced a special brake pipe elbow at our manufacturing facility in Essex. The elbow fitting was made from a special alloy with a unique coating that allowed for maximum performance.
The SLR features Sensotronic Brake Control. Made from carbon-ceramic material, the SLR’s brake disks provide great stopping power and fade resistance – especially when compared to steel discs. More information on the Mercedes Benz SLR brake system can be found on Wikipedia.
5 Facts About The Mercedes Benz SLR
- Mercedes Benz first presented their ideas and vision of the SLR at the North American International Auto Show in 1999.
- The SLR McLaren was succeeded by the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the McLaren 12C.
- SLR stands for “Sport Leicht Rennsport” (Sport Light Racing.)
- The supercharged engine is a 5.4L M155 SLR V8.
- The SLR’s designer. Gorden Wagener, became Chief Of Design for Mercedes-Benz in 2008 when he was 39 years old.
Project on the horizon?
We provide bespoke solutions for many industries including: Oil and Gas, Filtration, Food and Hygiene.
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We are happy to speak to you about any upcoming projects your company has and how we can provide you with the best solution.
Superalloy Range For Harsh Environments
Waverley Brownall specialise in Superalloys for harsh environments where metals are exposed to corrosive substances. Our valves and fittings may be the right solution for you in one of these high-performance alloys such as Monel 400 or Inconel 625.
Special metals are available in form of bar, forgings, tube/pipe fittings and valves.