1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR: The Limited Edition Award Winning Car

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The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR (W297) is a sports car and race auto that was worked by Mercedes-AMG, execution and motorsports arm of Mercedes-Benz.

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Planned for racing purposes in the new FIA GT Championship in 1997, the CLK GTR was composed essentially as a racing car, with the street car vital keeping in mind the end goal to meet homologation models being auxiliary in the auto’s outline.


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In the wake of contending effectively in 1997, the racing car was updated in 1998 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and renamed the CLK LM. Following the development of the CLK LMs and the CLK GTR street autos, the venture would end in 1999 by being supplanted by the Mercedes-Benz CLR Le Mans model.

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In the late 1990s, soon after Mercedes-Benz and AMG made their marriage official, the FIA reported it was making another best level GT arrangement where the racing car would be founded on exceptionally limited edition street cars.

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Following the plan that Porsche had spread out with their 911 homologation exceptional, the GT1, Mercedes-AMG was entrusted by Mercedes-Benz with making an extraordinary racing car that still kept up a few components of a typical road legitimate car.

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AMG’s designer made a car which imparted some plan components to the Mercedes-Benz CLK, yet had all the standard highlights of a racing car underneath.

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A Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 motor would be at the core of the auto, mounted behind the cockpit. The bodywork would be made altogether of carbon fiber and would include numerous streamlined outline components and cooling openings with a specific end goal to make due on the race track.

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All the more essentially, Mercedes-AMG starts adjusting this F1 GTR by connecting bodywork that was intended to go on the CLK GTR. Mercedes-Benz likewise utilized their own particular LS600 6.0 liter V12 motor instead of the BMW V12 unit. This permitted Mercedes-AMG to have the capacity to consummate the streamlined features of the car before it had even been manufactured.

Frame & Powertrain

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Both the hustling and creation forms were controlled by a mid-mounted normally suctioned 6.9-liter V12 making 604 strength and 572 pound-feet of torque. Power was sent to the back wheels through a six-speed successive manual transmission.

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The car incorporates the first AMG SPS apparatus chest, unique proprietor’s manuals and administration booklets, SPS benefit documentation, manual folio, unique extra keys, medical aid pack, the first air blower and tanks, danger triangle and torque.


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Of the 25 CLK GTRs assembled, 20 were cars and five were roadsters. This car was initially sold to a proprietor in Germany. In 2005, it was sold and moved to Hong Kong. At the time of an examination, it was uncovered that the car that is auctioned via RM Sothesby had its unique paint, bodywork, and motor.

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