Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs F50 GT1

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11.2 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 383 ft-lb @ 8,000 RPM Around 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 45% bigger engine
Front view of Ferrari F50 GT1

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Faster top speed 236 mph vs 191 mph 45 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 2.9 s vs 3.4 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
Much better power-to-weight ratio 2.95 lb/hp vs 5.57 lb/hp More than 45% better power-to-weight ratio
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,005 lb vs 3,406 lb More than 40% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much higher redline 11,000 RPM vs 7,800 RPM More than 40% more revs
More powerful engine 680 HP @ 10,500 RPM vs 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM More than 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
F50 GT1 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Ferrari
Price 1,547,000 1,430,000
Year 1998 1996-1997
Highest auction price 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, $1.10M, August 2012 1996 Ferrari F50, $494k, October 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 2.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 680 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 383 ft-lb @ 8,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 11,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.35 in / 2.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 5

road tests

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
F50 GT1 
Top speed 191 mph 236 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 6.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.96 in Disc
Front wheels 457/? 559 508/? 279
Rear wheels 457/? 660 508/? 330

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 2,005 lb
Width 76.8 in 78.2 in
Height 45.8 in 43 in
Length 191.1 in 180.2 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 101.6 in
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