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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Mercedes Benz CLK GTR — fascinating

They are still — even when hidden in car collections — the Benz CLK GTR, the limited of the road-going Super-Sportscar, 25 cars by AMG/HWA more than 10 ago.

Well, at SPS automotive-performance cars belong to the ‘normal’ — they show up at once a year for the necessary work.

SPS automotive-performance just the service on one of them — are a few pictures of this, still car.

Below a copy of the Benz information from

Mercedes CLK-GTR, Road-Going 21st of January 1999

A Arrow hits the Streets

race-bred engineering

0-100 in 3.8 seconds, top speed 320 km/h

series of 25 handcrafted cars

AMG is about to put a thoroughbred racer the streets: In November 1998, the two road-going CLK-GTRs were over to our customers; cars racing derivative has caused a stir through its exceptional in two consecutive FIA GT Championships. In all, 25 of supercars are to be built, matching performance with a rare of exclusivity.

The race-bred pedigree of the is obvious at a glance. Every worthy of its racing counterpart, the car crouches low on the asphalt. Its pulse-racing which would grace any GT covers 4855 mm from to tail, measures 1950 mm and boasts a highest point 1164 mm off the road surface. A front end incorporates a typical radiator and the sporty twin-headlamp of the CLK. Deliciously curved wrap themselves lovingly the big wheels, while a generously spoiler rounds off the tail in style above tail that underline the car’s heritage.

128 days to forge a Silver

That proud heritage is reflected in a typical commitment to and to upholding the standards set by the legendary Arrows. Perhaps the one feature of the that brings out this relationship most clearly is the way the open upwards, for all the world the gullwing doors on the legendary 300 SL an immortal trademark of those of the Fifties. In 1997, 128 days was all it for the race-hardened professionals at AMG to get the initial version of the CLK-GTR from board to roll-out. It was built to with the homologation requirements of the FIA GT and laid the foundations for the race that have since up so many convincing victories in the

Race engineering pushes the bounds of feasibility

The performance alone are enough to put the close between the road-going CLK-GTR and its counterpart beyond doubt. The accelerates from 0-200 in 9.9 seconds – a value normally on the dynamic side for the 0-100 sprint. The CLK-GTR driver can the needle go through the 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds — a more readily associated the likes of Formula 1 – before on the power to take the car surging to its top of 320 km/h.

To ally such performance with safe motoring, the at AMG have been pushing the bounds of what is technically They have built a highly torsion resistant for the CLK-GTR in a carbon fibre material – and used the same material for the bodywork. The driver and are surrounded by an integrated steel cage with crash at the front and sides. The 90-litre tank is located centrally, protected by the monocoque.

A V 12 power generating 450 kW/612 bhp

From the location selected for it by AMG’s car designers, the Mercedes V 12 engine lashings of raw power. The specialists at AMG increased the basic swept of this high-tech power with its 4-valve technology 6 to 6.9 litres. Other key features have been modified a new air intake system developed by as well as a specially designed header, leading into a exhaust that includes a exhaust treatment system no less than four converters. On top of which, AMG’s have added a Bosch engine management unit for cylinder bank, with specially adapted for the GT car.

The fruits of their dedicated are reflected in an output of 450 kW/612 bhp at rpm and an impressive 775 Nm of torque at 5250 making for breathtaking acceleration and the supercar with the three-pointed a power-to-weight ratio of just 3.2

Gearshift and suspension derived racing version

CLK-GTR shift up and down via a six-speed gearbox, activated by means of switches on the steering wheel. And to quite sure that the amount of torque available is to best effect, AMG has fitted a clutch.

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

In addition to delivering an amount of power, the engine the transaxle unit and a subframe in a load-bearing function for the rear To equip it for this dual AMG’s designers have the engine to the rear of the monocoque.

suspension makes for active of the very highest order. The front and rear suspension double wishbones all round, precision wheel location. operated coil springs and gas shock absorbers keep wide tires firmly in with the asphalt. On top of which, adjustable stabilisers permit the of the suspension to be adapted to the driver’s preferences. Responsive rack-and-pinion steering allows the driver to put the car where he or she wants it.

High-performance brakes

When it to stopping the Mercedes CLK-GTR in its AMG’s approach is typically Six-piston aluminium calipers at the and four-piston aluminium calipers at the grip ventilated grey discs with generous of 355 and 330 millimetres at the front and rear Needless to say, ABS is part of the There is plenty of space for the discs in the CLK-GTR’s big 18-inch wheels — 10.5 and inches wide at the front and respectively and equipped with ZR 18 tyres at the front and 345/35 ZR 18 at the rear.

High levels of and equipment

For all the technical evidence of the close relationship with its counterpart, a rapport so clearly in its handling, the effort and expense AMG’s design engineers in adapting the car for its road-going role truly substantial. European regulations and safety requirements had to be met. Apart from this supercar also had to up to the rigorous safety criteria apply to every Mercedes-Benz. the CLK-GTR was put through crash and equipped with driver and airbags and 4-point safety

But in terms of both comfort and levels, the CLK-GTR has far more to than a car designed as an out-and-out By way of example, AMG supplies the road-going with a leather steering air conditioning, audio system, trim, Parktronic parking electrically adjustable door and an adjustable ASR acceleration skid system. And they’ve even for some luggage: the side on the left and right offer 160 of storage space.

Handcrafted with painstaking

The 25-unit limited edition is being built in the Ossweil of Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. The is entrusted to a team of specialists who not only amassed a wealth of in motor sport but also remarkable flexibility and set about task with great and painstaking care and attention. In there are three teams, comprising a team leader and mechanics, working in parallel on the Silver Arrows. Because at building special-purpose vehicles is a team job; a job for that breed of individualist who can also his slot in a team. Engineering is provided by the production engineering, production, logistics, engine and sectors. The result is a matrix much like the ones in motor sport. This that the teams maintain links to design/development and to quality in particular throughout the entire process, leading to a product can justifiably claim to represent the of the engineering art.

Vehicle system

All vehicles are equipped with a electro-hydraulic three-pillar vehicle system, which enables the to raise and lower the vehicle by simply using a switch is hidden away in the service

Since the CLK-GTR is as close to a racing car as possible, there is no wheel. Instead a tirefit is This liquid is stored in a can in the compartment. In case of damage to a the car is to be raised with the vehicle system and the tirefit is then squeezed into the tyre by a filler hose between the can and the valve. The sealant is spread the tyre. The luggage compartment holds a electric pump can be plugged into the battery socket to restore the tyre Within a few minutes you will be to resume your journey!

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR


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