Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs 458 Italia

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

Reasons to consider the
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Much more expensive sticker price $1.547M vs $225k Around 7x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11.1 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 4,499 cc Around 55% bigger engine
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

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Faster top speed 202 mph vs 191 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 7,800 RPM More than 15% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Ferrari
Price 1,547,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1998 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 191 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 6.5 s
Drag coefficient 25 0.33

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Axle ratio 2.88:1 5.14:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front wheels 457/? 559 235/35 20
Rear wheels 457/? 660 295/35 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 3,439 lb
Width 76.8 in 76.3 in
Height 45.8 in 47.8 in
Length 191.1 in 178.2 in
Front track width 63 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in
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