Road Tests Real world tests of SLR McLaren Stirling Moss vs CLK GTR Straßenversion

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

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Faster top speed 217 mph vs 191 mph 26 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much better drag coefficient 0.37 vs 25 67.6x better drag coefficient
Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11.4 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $1.547M vs $983k More than 55% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 5,500 cc More than 25% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

SLR McLaren Stirling Moss  vs
CLK GTR Straßenversion 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Price 982,500 1,547,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 1998

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.38 lb/hp 5.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 641 HP @ 6,500 RPM 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 607 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,500 cc 6,898 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.8:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.62 in 3.5 in / 3.64 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 3 4

road tests

SLR McLaren Stirling Moss  vs
CLK GTR Straßenversion 
Top speed 217 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 11.4 s 9.4 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.4 s
Drag coefficient 0.37 25

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,450 lb 3,406 lb
Width 75.1 in 76.8 in
Height 49.6 in 45.8 in
Length 183.3 in 191.1 in
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