1998 Mercedes CLK-GTR

In 1997 Team AMG won the FIA-GT Championship with the GT racing sports car Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. From this competition vehicle AMG derived a road-legal version – the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR super sports car. This was presented in April 1997.

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 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.

One of the innovative details realized by the engineers in this car was a body made of carbon-fiber composite. In contrast to the sports and performance-optimized racing car, the super sports car came with air-conditioning, a hi-fi system and leather appointments.

Nevertheless, the CLK-GTR did not for a moment disown the legacy it had been left by the competition vehicle. The super sports car delivered extreme performance, and the tight cockpit allowed both driver and passenger to experience a racing atmosphere at first hand. This vehicle enabled AMG to underline its expertise in the technology transfer from motor racing to elegant, sporty series production.

Specifications after the jump.

Specifications

 

  • Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
  • Model CLK-GTR Coupe 1998
  • Powertrain Layout Mid Engine / RWD
  • Base Price $1,573,000

Dimensions

  • Length 4855 mm / 191.1 in
  • Width 1950 mm / 76.8 in
  • Height 1154 mm / 45.4 in
  • Wheelbase 2670 mm / 105.1 in
  • Weight 1410 kg / 3,109 lbs
  • Front /Rear Track F 1665 mm / 65.6 in
  • R 1594 mm / 62.8 in

Engine

  • Configuration 6.9 Liter 60° V12
  • Valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cylinder
  • Displacement 6898 cc / 420.9 cu
  • Power 456.4 kW / 612.0 bhp at 6800 rpm
  • Bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
  • Stroke 92.4 mm / 3.6 in
  • Compression Ratio 10.5:1
  • Bhp / Liter 88.72 bhp
  • Redline 7200 rpm

Classis & Body

  • Body / Frame Carbon Fiber Monocoque w/ Integrated Steel Roll-Cage, Front Energy Absorbing Crash-Box, Carbon Fiber Bodywork and Aerodynamic Parts
  • Steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
  • Brake Type Hydraulic Dual Circuit Brakes w/ Four-Piston Front Calipers, Six-Piston rear Calipers, Hydraulic Servo, Vented Brake Discs, ASR & ABS
  • Brake Size F 355 mm / 14.0 in
  • R 330 mm / 13.0 in
  • Wheels F 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18.0 x 10.5 in
  • R 45.7 x 31.8 cm / 18.0 x 12.5 in
  • Tyres F 295/35ZR-18
  • R 345/35ZR-18

Transmission

  • Gear Type 6 Speed Sequential
  • Final Drive 2.29:1
  • 1st Gear Ratio 3.24:1
  • 2nd Gear Ratio 2.1:1
  • 3rd Gear Ratio 1.56:1
  • 4th Gear Ratio 1.23:1
  • 5th Gear Ratio 1.02:1
  • 6th Gear Ratio 0.87:1

Performance

  • Top Speed 319.9 kph / 198.8 mph
  • 0 - 62 mph 3.8 seconds

2 comments:

OMG! I think they are trying ruined the awesome look of the gullwing! I can’t see any good from this car, try to remove the gullwing and it looks like a cab just put the signage above the roof!

Need to update the 0-62 mph 3.8 seconds. It not 0-62 is not 3.8 second, it ws 3.3-3.4 second for clk gtr.

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