Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs Veyron

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

Reasons to consider the
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Faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 10.2 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,406 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 20% more revs
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 191 mph 62 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.4 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM More than 60% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM More than 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much better drag coefficient 0.35 vs 25 70.4x better drag coefficient
Better power-to-weight ratio 4.22 lb/hp vs 5.57 lb/hp Around 25% better power-to-weight ratio
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,898 cc More than 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Veyron 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Bugatti
Price 1,547,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1998 2005
Highest auction price 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, $1.10M, August 2012 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, $898k, October 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 6,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 191 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 5.1 s
Drag coefficient 25 0.35

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 2.71:1
2: 2.2:1
3: 1.8:1
4: 1.52:1
5: 1.33:1
6: 1.18:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 2.88:1 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 457/? 559 265/22 20
Rear wheels 457/? 660 365/25 21

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 4,162 lb
Width 76.8 in 78.7 in
Height 45.8 in 47.4 in
Length 191.1 in 175.6 in
Front track width 63 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 106.7 in
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