Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR vs Veyron

0-60mph

Top speed

Veyron
253 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Reasons to consider the
Mercedes-Benz

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Lighter curb weight 3,594 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly more expensive sticker price $1.70M vs $1.50M Around 15% more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 7,200 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 10% more revs
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 198 mph 55 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM More than 60% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM More than 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.2 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 4.22 lb/hp vs 5.87 lb/hp Around 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,898 cc More than 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR  vs
Veyron 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Bugatti
Price 1,700,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.87 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 6,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

CLK GTR  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 198 mph 253 mph
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 3.23:1
2: 2.1:1
3: 1.56:1
4: 1.23:1
5: 1.02:1
6: 0.87:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 2.88:1 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 457/? 267 265/22 20
Rear wheels 457/? 318 365/25 21

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,594 lb 4,162 lb
Width 76.8 in 78.7 in
Height 43.3 in 47.4 in
Length 191.1 in 175.6 in
Front track width 65.6 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 106.7 in
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