What on earth is this?
Well, it is a Mercedes CLK GTR that was created for the FIA GT Championship series in 1997. This is no grocery getter, it is a race car that is only made in road trim in order to meet homologation standards.
This one is number 17 or 25 cars produced. This is not the sissy 6.9 liter V12 motor that produces 604 horsepower and has a top speed of 199 mph. This Supersport has a 7.3 liter V12 and will go 234 mph.
2000 Mercedes CLK GTR:
From the seller –
“2000 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK GTR SUPERSPORT
# 17 of 25 Clk GTRs made in the world, and it is 1 of
5 CLK GTR Super Sport built. USA street legal, federalized
on a Florida title. Mercedes-Benz-AMG 7.3 liter V12, 720
HP, 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, 0-100 in 5.2 seconds with a top
speed of 234 mph. Only 1,492 miles.”
Amazing car, speed costs money. This car is plenty fast so if the $1 million dollar starting bid seems high, the reserve in the $1.7 million range may not be for you.
For that kind of money you could get a Carrera GT and a SLR and have money to spare. But those cars are a dime a dozen compared to this race car. I am not sure eBay is the audience the seller is looking for but I appreciate this dealer for bringing this car to light.
These cars are so extreme! I love it. When this and the Porsche GT1 Strasseversion were floating around the magazines, I was in heaven. Still don’t know which I’d rather have; this seems a little more angry mechanization to the flowing aggression of the GT1, but I love it. This and the contemporary CLK DTM get me going big time.
Made from 99.99% pure unobtainium. Beautiful machine though…
Well put Larry and Nate. Not surprisingly… no bids.
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