Thursday 4 June 2015

Big Motoring World Reviews: Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Auction


The 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR is a unique car. It looks like it’s about to conquer the toughest races, but it’s actually a road-legal luxury car.

The CLK-GTR is part of an almost extinct species of motoring culture – along with the Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion and McLaren F1 GTR, these are the sort of cars that are only built once in a lifetime.

The Car

This Benz is not only unique for a production model, but also for a racing one as well. It was the materialisation of Mercedes’ desire to compete, and essentially win in the FIA GT Championship. The regulations stated that at least 25 models are created to qualify, so Mercedes went and produced 26 CLK-GTRs.  6 of those are drop-tops, making the car even more exotic.

Under the hood lies an enormous 6.9-litre, AMG V12 engine, which produces 604-hp and 775 Nm of torque. The cars weighs 1,440 Kg which is on the heavy side, but the engine manages to sprint the Merc from 0 to 100 Km/h (62mph) in just 3.8 seconds.

The Auction

So, finding a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR for sale is a rarity. Finding one with just 6 kilometres on the clock is like finding a unicorn in your garage. This beast is coming up for sale at the Goodwood Festival of speed and it’s offered by Bonham’s. For an estimated £1.4-£1.8m, you can get your hands on the only black-painted, untouched, barely used CLK-GTR roadster in existence.

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