134612 / 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
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When the words 'rare supercar' get thrown around, it's easy to think of
cars like the Bugatti Veyron or the Ferrari Enzo.
However, name almost any supercar and more than likely it wouldn't be as
rare as this Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster. This limited edition 1 of 6 CLK GTR
Roadster is capable of pushing the 200MPH barrier, features an incredible
look, and is amazingly fun to drive.
To better understand how this incredibly rare supercar came to exist, we
have to take a step back to 1997. The newly formed BPR Global GT Series had
attracted so much interest from manufacturers like Porsche and Panoz that
the FIA decided to take over the reins to the series. This meant the first
year for the newly formed FIA GT Championship.
Mercedes-Benz saw this as an excellent platform to compete against Porsche
and BMW in a supercar grudge match. Mercedes had AMG start to design and
build an intense racing machine. The result was a purpose built racing
vehicle called the Mercedes CLK GTR. The results on the track were seen
almost instantly. In 1997, The Mercedes team captured six of the eleven
checkered flags on their way to not only the driver's championship but also
the manufacturer's crown.
To fulfill the FIA requirements Mercedes was required to build a minimum of
25 road versions of their CLK GTR race car. With the initial, CLK GTR coupe
produced in 1998, Mercedes and AMG specialist group H.W.A made a total of
26 CLK GTRs. With only 26 in existence, the Mercedes CLK GTR is one of the
most sought after super cars ever produced. However, when you breakdown the
numbers you get a clear indication just how rare this CLK GTR Roadster
The first 20 were produced as intense coupe versions. For the final six,
H.W.A shed the roof to design a Roadster version. The CLK GTR Roadster is
easily one of the rarest modern day supercars ever produced, and is one of
the most sought after supercars from collectors.
Chassis #3 of the very rarely seen 6, this CLK GTR Roadster is one of the
most incredible looking machines we have ever seen. The amazingly
aggressive look starts with an incredible carbon fiber silver exterior with
motorsports inspired touches throughout. The motorsports background of the
CLK GTR led to a carbon fiber splitter at the bottom of the front end, a
massive carbon fiber rear spoiler, and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. Above
the front splitter a massive Mercedes-Benz logo is centered in the chrome
grill and flanked by four headlights. The curves throughout the body give
the CLK GTR Roadster an amazing look. Beyond the motorsports technology
that was incorporated into the vehicle, the CLK GTR also features a fully
integrated steel roll cage that protects the driver and passenger.
Lift the back of the fiberglass body off the car and you'll find the
incredible power plant that is capable of pushing the CLK GTR Roadster to
nearly 200MPH. Right behind the driver and passenger sits a 6.9L V12 that
pumps out an incredible 604hp and 572 lb./ft. of torque. The Roadster is
capable of a 0-60MPH in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 199MPH. Bolted
to the V12 is a 6-speed sequential paddle-shifter transmission. Spent
gasses travel out of the dual Exhausts
that exit out of the rear bumper.
Inside the interior is a blend of business and pleasure. While the two-tone
leather interior does have amenities like air conditioning, power steering,
and some storage, throughout the cockpit inspired interior still points to
its motorsports background. Lift open the driver's side door and you'll
reveal a carbon fiber storage component to the left of the driver's seat
that has been attached with a plaque that reads "AMG CLK GTR Roadster
Limited Edition #3". In front of the black and cream two-tone leather
driver's seat is the leather clad steering wheel, which is fully equipped
with an integrated airbag. In front of the steering wheel is a bespoke
instrument cluster. Making this supercar even more fun to drive is the
aforementioned paddle shifters on either side of the steering wheel that
ensure your hands never have to leave the wheel. Each seat has been
equipped also with a 4-point harness for added safety as well.
The Roadster, amazingly, is emission compliant, and titled for public
street use. With an incredible look, winning background in motorsports, and
incredible amounts of power, this rare gem could easily be the premier car
of any collection. Stop by our showroom and see the GTR Roadster in person
to see just how magnificent this ride really is.
Mercedes CLR Race Car Tribute
Um tributo ao Mercedes CLR, carro que correu as 24 Horas de Le Mans, em
PS: Embora tenha corrido as 24 horas de Le Mans de 1999, o projeto do CLR
surgiu no final de 1998.
Mercedes Benz CLK GTR [DOCUMENTARY]
Mercedes CLK GTR a race car created by Mercedes and AMG for the FIA GT1
Thanks to CLK GTR Mercedes won the constructors championship and Bernd
Schneider drivers title in 1997.
Mercedes CLK GTR A STAR IS BORN
Mercedes Benz CLK GTR, un coche de carreras creado por Mercedes y AMG para
el campeonato FIA GT1 Series que más tarde tendria su variante de calle.
Gracias al CLK GTR Mercedes ganó el campeonato de constructores y a Bernd
Schneider el título de pilotos en 1997
Mercedes CLK GTR SuperSport
BrianZuk records one of the most extreme Mercedes ever produced, the
incredible Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Super Sport, this particular example being
the very first of only 25 that were ever built, #1/25. The video shows
multiple angles of this road-legal CLK GTR at rest, on display at the 2012
RM Monterey Auction where it sold for $1,100,000. Please excuse the ropes,
obstructions, and cramped filming space...not the best conditions to film
in but hope you enjoy regardless :) What an incredible piece of automotive
history! For those curious, the car is chassis number WDB2973971Y000012.
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Mercedes CLK GTR in Paris
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG. This is a very rare sight to see in the
crowded and busy streets of Paris (actually, in any street at all)! This is
my first Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG I see that is driving on road!
I had previoulsy seen a CLK GTR roadster, as well as a CLK LM. But all of
them were either in a museum (Brooklands) either being pushed around (the
car does have a tendency to break down). Therefore, seeing one "like that"
in the wild is quite an experience, quite a thrill. By far one of the
craziest things I've seen in Paris! I was a bit disappointed with the sound
though, but that's probably because the engine didn't have enough freedom
to unleash itself (sounded a bit like an RC car).
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