Road Tests Real world tests of Carrera GT vs CLK GTR

0-60mph

Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Carrera GT

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Carrera GT

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Higher redline 8,400 RPM vs 7,200 RPM More than 15% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,042 lb vs 3,594 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.70M vs $440k More than 3.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 3.2 s vs 3.9 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 6,898 cc vs 5,733 cc More than 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Carrera GT  vs
CLK GTR 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Price 440,000 1,700,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2007 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.97 lb/hp 5.87 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 8,000 RPM 612 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM 571 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Max RPM 8,400 RPM 7,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,733 cc 6,898 cc
Cylinders V10 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3 in 3.5 in / 3.64 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Carrera GT  vs
CLK GTR 
Top speed 205 mph 198 mph
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.2:1
2: 1.87:1
3: 1.36:1
4: 1.07:1
5: 0.9:1
6: 0.75:1
Axle ratio 3.3:1 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Porsche 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes Porsche 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Front wheels 265/35 19 457/? 267
Rear wheels 335/30 20 457/? 318

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,042 lb 3,594 lb
Width 75.6 in 76.8 in
Height 45.7 in 43.3 in
Length 181.5 in 191.1 in
Front track width 63.5 in 65.6 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 105.1 in
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