Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR vs Ferrari F50

0-60mph

Top speed

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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Much more expensive sticker price $1.70M vs $480k More than 3.5x more expensive harder to own
Significantly more torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 347 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM Around 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 4,698 cc More than 45% bigger engine
More powerful engine 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 514 HP @ 8,500 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Side view of Ferrari F50

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Higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 7,200 RPM Around 20% more revs
Lighter curb weight 2,976 lb vs 3,594 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR  vs
Ferrari F50 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Ferrari
Price 1,700,000 480,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002 1995-1997

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.87 lb/hp 5.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 514 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 347 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 8,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 4,698 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.35 in / 2.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 5

road tests

CLK GTR  vs
Ferrari F50 
Top speed 198 mph 201 mph
0-60mph 3.2 s 3.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
Axle ratio 2.88:1 3.7:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 14 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 13.2 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 457/? 267 245/35 18
Rear wheels 457/? 318 335/30 18

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,594 lb 2,976 lb
Width 76.8 in 78.2 in
Height 43.3 in 44.1 in
Length 191.1 in 176.4 in
Front track width 65.6 in 63.8 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 101.6 in
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