Road Tests Real world tests of CLK GTR vs Aventador

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Reasons to consider the
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Much more expensive sticker price $1.70M vs $376k More than 4.5x more expensive harder to own
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Faster top speed 217 mph vs 198 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,200 RPM Around 15% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

CLK GTR  vs
Aventador 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Lamborghini
Price 1,700,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.87 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 8,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 267 255/35 19
Rear wheels 457/? 318 508/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,594 lb 3,472 lb
Width 76.8 in 79.9 in
Height 43.3 in 44.7 in
Length 191.1 in 188.2 in
Front track width 65.6 in 68 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 106.3 in

road tests

CLK GTR  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 198 mph 217 mph
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.9 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 6,898 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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