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Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago – Iconic Car Now Worth $10 Million

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True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago - autojosh

True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR supercar was born 25 years ago.

It was based on CLK GTR race car, a GT1 sports car intended for racing in the new FIA GT Championship series in 1997.

Unlike the race car, it received ABS, AC and audio system, and options leather seats or Alcantara, with four-point harnesses for safety.

The roadgoing Mercedes-Benz CLK sports car only shared the headlights, taillights and grille with the CLK GTR race car version. 





Just 28 versions of the roadgoing CLK were produced between 1998 and 1999, including 2 Prototypes, 20 Coupé and 6 Roadsters.

True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 25 years since the first unveiling of the road-going version of its now iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR in November 1998, then a timeless addition to the World’s Fastest Family.

Produced by Mercedes-Benz in conjunction with their then motorsport partner AMG, the CLK GTR is a GT1 sports car built, intended for racing in the new FIA GT Championship series in 1997.

True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago - autojosh

True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago - autojosh

Unlike the race car, the road car version (Straßenversion in German) received several amenities such as the iconic leather steering wheel, ABS, air-conditioning and an audio system. Optional features include fitting their seats with tartan, leather, or Alcantara, with four-point harnesses for safety.





True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago - autojosh

The roadgoing CLK only shared the headlights, taillights and grille with the CLK GTR race car, and many exterior design elements such as the roof-mounted air dams, and NACA ducts on the sills were retained.

An aerodynamically adapted race car-like silhoutte, the CLK which embodied just that, needing only 3.8 seconds to dart to a speed of 100 km/h – truly breathtaking power.

True Legends Never Fade : Road-going Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Was Born 25 Years Ago - autojosh

With its 6.9-litre V12, which makes just over 600 horses and 572 torques, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR needs only 3.8 seconds to dart to a speed of 100 km/h (0-62 mph) and top speed of 214mph.

Just Twenty-eighth (28) versions of the roadgoing CLK were produced between 1998 and 1999, including 2 Prototypes, 20 Coupé and 6 Roadsters. One of these impressive supercars came up for sale in August 2022, with auction house, Gooding & Company, expecting it to hammer for between $8.5 million and $10 million.





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