Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs Koenigsegg CCX

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

Reasons to consider the
Mercedes-Benz

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Way more expensive sticker price $1.547M vs $695k Around 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 10.3 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 45% bigger engine
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Faster top speed 242 mph vs 191 mph 51 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,406 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Koenigsegg
Price 1,547,000 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1998 2006
Highest auction price 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, $1.10M, August 2012 2008 Koenigsegg CCX, $381k, October 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 2,822 lb
Width 76.8 in 78.6 in
Height 45.8 in 44.1 in
Length 191.1 in 169 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.7 in

road tests

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 191 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 6.5 s
Drag coefficient 25 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 2.88:1 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 559 255/35 19
Rear wheels 457/? 660 335/30 20
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