1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR 

  • built in Germany
  • 1997
  • 612 HP 6.9L
  • 191 mph
The technology used to beat the competition on the track is bred into the CLK GTR.
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A six-speed sequential-manual transmission is fitted to the power plant with gear change by buttons on the steering wheel.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
3.4 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
191 mph
253 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
5.7 s
Ferrari F50
3.7 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
9.4 s
Ferrari F50
11.5 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
612 HP
987 HP


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
571 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
Ferrari F50
347 ft-lb

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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Externally the vehicle was inspired by the CLK Coupé of the C 208 series, but it featured advanced racing technology and its V12 engine developed around 441 kW (600 hp) with a displacement of six litres.
The CLK-GTR developed for this purpose was the first production racing car from Mercedes-Benz with a mid-engine.

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster

Riding on this success, HWA decided to sell a road-going variant and limited production to 25 examples.
The technology used to beat the competition on the track is bred into the CLK GTR.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car
Year 1997

power & handling

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


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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,406 lb
Width 76.8 in
Height 45.8 in
Length 191.1 in
Front track width 63 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in

road tests

Top speed 191 mph
1/4 mile 9.4 s
0-60mph 3.4 s
0-100mph 5.7 s
Drag coefficient 25


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.71:1
  2. 2: 2.2:1
  3. 3: 1.8:1
  4. 4: 1.52:1
  5. 5: 1.33:1
  6. 6: 1.18:1
Axle ratio 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 559
Rear wheels 457/? 660
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