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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

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The Mercedes Benz CLK GTR was a GT1-Rennwagen in the FIA GT championship and from derived supersports car which were number of items limited by AMG for Mercedes Benz in.


themselves end of 1996 OPELs and Romeo from cost from the DTM, so that AMG had no more opponents. When way out itself the past BPR series, in existing supersports cars used by the impact Ferrari of a McLaren F1, Porsche 911 GT1 etc. of solvent private drivers. series should be resumed from 1997 as FIA GT world and be become still more by employments of the works.

Similarly as the Porsche 917 three decades would have had to be built for a into the GT1-Klasse actually at least 25 series vehicles. Of the FIA a special permission was given, permitted a supplying later. So a racing car could be designed, having to give all too much to road fitness within 128 days by AMG engineers. Except its and outside characteristics the CLK GTR does not few common with the Mercedes CLK class (Mercedes Benz in particular the central engine method with V12-Motor.

The new racing car could win 1997 the FIA GT championship, and 1998 even by into all running to dominate, other things with the developed version CLK LM with Afterwards withdrew themselves the from the GT1-Kategorie, so that the FIA GT championship was delivered starting 1999 only in the seriennaheren GT2 and GT3.

Of the regulation for demanded 25 of the Serienwagens by November 1998 to 1999 were only and delivered, thus instead of the first participation in the running after out the derselbigen.


The chassis and the body consist of GRP components with integrated bar of steel. Engine and transmissions over basic functions. The open after diagonally front and not as with the legendary 300 SL upward, a fast travel opened doors are thus not Thus and by the extensive safety (among other things and Seitenairbags) the CLK GTR is very safe its small weight (approx. 1.0 t).

Length: 4,853 mm

Width: mm

Height: 1,099 mm

Wheel 2,669 mm

Trace: 1,600 mm

The engine sits directly the rear axle, it is an advancement 6.0 at time of the l V12, how it was blocked in S It has a capacity of 6.898 cm with a angle of 60° and carries out up to 450 KW (612 HP) 6800 rpm, the maximum lies with considerable 775 Nm 5250 rpm). The maximum amounts to 7200 rpm.

Kraft (unusually with over a sequential six-course to the rear wheels one leads. the CLK GTR reaches a maximum speed of 320 and as racing cars with engine still more. It in 3,7 s of 0 to 100 km/h. One switches by means of levers at the steering wheel.


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

The purchase price was 2.650.000 DM (zzgl. VAT. = DM; 1.571.711 €), the current prices under it because of the economic weakness easily.


The #03 and #17 equipped with 7.3 an l V12-Motor, is to carry out over 515 KW (approx. 700 these copies carry the super sport .

An advancement of the CLK GTR was the CLK LM the CLK GTR in the season of the 1998 in the GT-world was used. Here an easier and favorable V8 was used. From vehicle exists only one version, which was sighted with the 24-Stunden-Rennen von Le Mans

By the CLK GTR Roadster were built five copies.

From the CLK GTR aufgetunt of AMG there is however one copy, which for 2,1 million a Arabersheich added itself. car carries 1240 HP and a maximum out of 420 km/h. It accelerated of 0 on 100km/h in 2,4 s and of 0 on in 6,1 S. it is thereby the fastest to also car. Due to its rarity one finds niegendwo something written him.

Running history

The CLK GTR was used from the season 1997 in the the FIA GT world championship. The running was identically constructed up to wheels, mirrors and tail wings to the series vehicles. On that cars which is based car of the opponents, which was usually by private teams and typically of a rich Privatmann and a former running driver was steered, first option-end had few chances the professionally arising work which besides by the special consistent designed racing car use. Bernd cutter won in a way with clear projection/lead the five of the first ten places the cars from Affalterbach. Ralf Schumacher, at that F1-Neuling with Jordan, (like its brother Michael some years before) one of the arrows, in Spa, in order to the there distance for the later more near.

In the season 1998 the Mercedes dominated the happening still clearly. At the end the work team Ludwig/Ricardo Zonta came to champion-honours before the stable with among other Bernd cutter. The private Persson set blue painted, the Mercedes spare part gesponsorte previous year in, with among other Bernd May countries to tax. As advantage proved the Bridgestone which also in the F1 McLaren help to the title and should now on dominate. The Porsche teams, the with Michelin and Zakspeed Pirelli, could not achieve a The other teams, apart respect successes of Panoz, chanceless.

The CLK LM . a still flatter with V8-Motor, used from the Le Mans running of the failed there with in the oil circulation, since enough one had not

Still dramatically a thoroughly effected testing did not affect with the successor. By the omission of the in the FIA Gt WM 1999 particularly for Le Mans and the regulation a GT-prototype (LM-GTP) one whereby on no series proximity consideration had to be taken. The CLR was optically ajar against the straight offered CL-class (Mercedes C215) and extremely flat whereby more was put on maximum than on drift value. one-sided interpretation led to three takeoffs and estimates, so that with immediate effect its

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