Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs Ferrari Enzo

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 $650k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 10.8 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 5,998 cc More than 15% bigger engine
Back view of Ferrari Enzo

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Faster top speed 218 mph vs 191 mph 27 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,009 lb vs 3,406 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 8,200 RPM vs 7,800 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Ferrari Enzo 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Ferrari
Price 1,547,000 650,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1998 2002-2005
Highest auction price 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, $1.10M, August 2012 2003 Ferrari Enzo, $1.3M, January 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 4.63 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 650 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 8,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 5,998 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Ferrari Enzo 
Top speed 191 mph 218 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.14 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 6.4 s
Drag coefficient 25 0.35

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 2WD
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
Axle ratio 2.88:1 4.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 559 245/35 19
Rear wheels 457/? 660 345/35 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 3,009 lb
Width 76.8 in 80.1 in
Height 45.8 in 45.2 in
Length 191.1 in 185.1 in
Front track width 63 in 65.4 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in
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