British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss passes away at 90

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Sir Stirling Moss, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest racing drivers, has passed away at the age of 90 at his London home in the early hours of Sunday morning following a long illness.

Although he was never crowned as a Formula One World Champion, he won 212 of the 529 races he had entered across different categories. Moss contested 66 Grands Prix, taking 2nd and 3rd places between 1955 and 1961.

Mercedes-Benz-brand-ambassador-Sir-Stirling-Moss-in-the-Mercedes-Benz-300-SLR-racing-sports-car-(W-196-S)-with-start-number-722-of-the-1955-Mille-MigliaPhoto is of the 2015 Mille Miglia 

The above photo showcases Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Sir Stirling Moss in the 300 SLR race car (W 196 S) with start number 722 of the 1955 Mille Miglia.


The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss was a homage to the legendary racing driver. It debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.


The speedster with no roof or windscreen, was limited to 75 units. The 5.4-litre (5,439 cc) supercharged V8 motor developed 478 kW (650 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 820 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired with an AMG Speedshift 5-speed automatic transmission.

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