The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, in contrast to the McLaren F1 and F errari F40 quite considerably Lost value. Was it the overpriced base price of 3,074,000 marks (converted 1,571,711 euros)? At the time it was the most expensive production vehicle in the world. In just under ten years the price rose to a downright ridiculous 800,000 euros. “Although the Mercedes CLK-GTR has won the FIA GT World Championship twice, the demand is lower than for the McLaren F1 or the Ferrari F40. In addition, some of the 20 coupés and five roadsters that have been built are repeatedly offered for sale, ”said Michael Kotes, owner of the Singen Motor Show.
Mercedes CLK GTR is a GT1 racing car
So it remains an outrageous attraction to buy a four-wheeled double world champion for little money in the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, in the creation of which two of Germany's greatest motor sportsmen were involved: Klaus Ludwig and Bernd Schneider. The sports and touring car aces were closely involved in the development of the two-seater and were able to secure the championship title in the sports car series for Mercedes-Benz and AMG in 1997 (Schneider) and 1998 (Ludwig).
With 612 hp to 100 km /h in 3.7 seconds
You can feel that in the cozy, narrow cockpit: the 6.9-liter V12 pushes and writes at full load as if a horde were Porsche 911 GT1 after him, handling and brakes delight with every kilometer. The super-coupé, which was handcrafted in Affalterbach, is hardly a problem, even as a used one, the workmanship and quality meet the expectations of Stern vehicles. It also seems logical that the costs for repairs and maintenance of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR cannot be offered at a bargain price. Especially since it is certainly advisable to only have this done by the AMG successor company HWA.
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