Road Tests Real world tests of SLS-Class vs CLK GTR Straßenversion

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the SLS-Class SLS AMG GT vs the CLK GTR Straßenversion.

Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.547M vs $200k Around 7.8x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11.98 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 191 mph vs 155 mph 36 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 3.4 s vs 3.91 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 479 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 6,208 cc More than 10% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,406 lb vs 3,726 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 7,200 RPM Around 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

SLS-Class  vs
CLK GTR Straßenversion 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Price 199,500 1,547,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 1998

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.39 lb/hp 5.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 583 HP @ 6,800 RPM 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 6,898 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.5 in / 3.64 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

SLS-Class  vs
CLK GTR Straßenversion 
Top speed 155 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 11.98 s 9.4 s
0-60mph 3.91 s 3.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.4:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.63:1
4: 1.29:1
5: 1.03:1
6: 0.84:1
7: 0.72:1
Axle ratio 3.67:1 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 265/35 19 457/? 559
Rear wheels 508/? 279 457/? 660

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,726 lb 3,406 lb
Width 76.3 in 76.8 in
Height 49.3 in 45.8 in
Length 182.6 in 191.1 in
Front track width 66.2 in 63 in
Wheelbase 105.5 in 105.1 in
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