Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs XJ220

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

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Much faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11.7 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 5.7 s vs 7.3 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
Way more expensive sticker price $1.547M vs $617k More than 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 3,500 cc More than 95% bigger engine
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 474 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 542 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp vs 5.97 lb/hp More than 5% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 7,200 RPM Around 10% more revs
Front view of Jaguar XJ220

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Faster top speed 215 mph vs 191 mph 24 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
XJ220 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Jaguar
Price 1,547,000 616,590
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1998 1992-1994
Highest auction price 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, $1.10M, August 2012 $226k, January 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 5.97 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 542 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 474 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 7,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V12 V6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 8.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.7 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
XJ220 
Top speed 191 mph 215 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 7.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
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 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 559 432/? 229
Rear wheels 457/? 660 457/? 356

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 3,234 lb
Width 76.8 in 78.7 in
Height 45.8 in 45.3 in
Length 191.1 in 191.3 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 103.9 in
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