Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT1 Straßenversion vs CLK GTR Straßenversion

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

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Lighter curb weight 2,481 lb vs 3,406 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion

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Faster in the quarter mile 9.4 s vs 11 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 3,164 cc Around 2.2x bigger engine
More torque 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 544 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT1 Straßenversion  vs
CLK GTR Straßenversion 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Concept car Production car
Year 1996 1998

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.56 lb/hp 5.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 544 HP @ 7,000 RPM 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,600 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,164 cc 6,898 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 2.93 in 3.5 in / 3.64 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,481 lb 3,406 lb
Width 76.8 in 76.8 in
Height 46.1 in 45.8 in
Length 185.4 in 191.1 in

road tests

911 GT1 Straßenversion  vs
CLK GTR Straßenversion 
Top speed 192 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 9.4 s
0-60mph 3.65 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 5.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/LSD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.82:1
2: 2.15:1
3: 1.56:1
4: 1.21:1
5: 0.97:1
6: 0.75:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 279 457/? 559
Rear wheels 457/? 330 457/? 660
Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion
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