Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR Straßenversion vs Maserati MC12

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

Reasons to consider the
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A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11.3 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Way more expensive sticker price $1.547M vs $770k More than 2x more expensive harder to own
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster to 100mph 5.7 s vs 6.8 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 5,999 cc Around 15% bigger engine
Side view of Maserati MC12

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Faster top speed 204 mph vs 191 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR Straßenversion  vs
Maserati MC12 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Maserati
Price 1,547,000 770,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1998 2004-2005
Highest auction price 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, $1.10M, August 2012 2004 Maserati MC12, $1.072M, August 2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp 5.41 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 7,700 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 5,999 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
Maserati MC12 
Top speed 191 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s 11.3 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 5.7 s 6.8 s
Drag coefficient 25 0.35

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
Axle ratio 2.88:1 4.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb 3,375 lb
Width 76.8 in 82.5 in
Height 45.8 in 47.4 in
Length 191.1 in 202.5 in
Front track width 63 in 65.4 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 110.2 in
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