Video: Mercedes CLK-GTR explained in 60 seconds

In 1998, Mercedes unveiled the CLK-GTR. This car was specifically designed for the FIA GT1 championship, but was also produced for street purposes. This supercar ended up having 26 road variants; 20 coupes and 6 roadsters. The CLK-GTR was powered by a V12 mid-engine delivering a total of 612 HP and 731 NM of torque. The supercar had a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 215 mph.

This supercar was so exclusive that back in 2008, a coupe and a roadster were auctioned off for a combined price of £1.1 million . The 2005 CLK GTR Coupe sold for £522,500, while the 2006 Roadster version fetched a pretty cool £616,000. Some would say this was a bargain considering the elite class these models stand in. Hey, if we were lucky enough to have the funds to back up that kind of purchase, we would have done it too.

Back to the video. On a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum, presenter Kilian Reichert explains the exclusive and amazing Mercedes CLK-GTR in just 60 seconds. Check it out!


2 comments:

Well said, I guess they focused on FIA to compete with BMW and Vette.

This is a special breed of CLK and this baby is aimed to use for the FIA Championship. for sure many car enthusiast are craving to have this in theory garage.

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