Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR 

  • $1.70M built in Germany
  • 2002
  • 612 HP 6.9L
  • 198 mph
The technology used to beat the competition on the track is bred into the CLK GTR.
A six-speed sequential-manual transmission is fitted to the power plant with gear change by buttons on the steering wheel.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
3.2 s
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3.9 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
198 mph
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242 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR


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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.

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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
Price $1,700,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2002

power & handling

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


Displacement 6,898 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.64 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 198 mph
0-60mph 3.2 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.23:1
  2. 2: 2.1:1
  3. 3: 1.56:1
  4. 4: 1.23:1
  5. 5: 1.02:1
  6. 6: 0.87:1
Axle ratio 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 267
Rear wheels 457/? 318

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,594 lb
Width 76.8 in
Height 43.3 in
Length 191.1 in
Front track width 65.6 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
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