What's so good about this car?

Discussion in '1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Straßenversion' started by Hotfoot, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. I'm not sure what's so great about this car. Everyone says it's the best, but the top speed is only 190 and 0-60 is 3.4 seconds. Not slow by any standards but many better cars exist. Is there something special about this one (besides exclusivity) that makes it good? <!-- Signature -->
     
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    Besides that, very few cars an match it's 0-100mph in 5.7..the Mac F1 did it in 6.3. Few cars can also match the CLK-GTR's 1/4 mile of 9.4, the Mac F1 did it in 11.3secs.
    191mph is not it's potential, it's limited to 200mph in road trim but will longer gearing will will hit 230mph.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I think this is the best car.
    It's a Benz.
    It's got looks, acceleration, speed, terrific handling and braking.
    It's extremely rare and valuable.
    What else can you ask for?
     
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    It's 1/4 mile time is less than 10 seconds, which I haven't seen in any other car without Nitrous. Look at the Ford Mustang Boss concept, its 0-60 is 1.9 seconds but its 1/4 mile is 10.55.
     
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    why do u like vipers stangs etc. just because a faster car exists doesnt mean it isnt awesome
     
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    Sigh, it doesn't do the 1/4 mile in 9.4s, that's absurd. Please stop posting times for the race version.
     
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    i think the 1/4 time for the CLK GTR road version is somewhere in the mid 10's.
     
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    da Mac's official 1/4 Mile is 11.7, it may be able to do 11.3 though
     
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    thats still pretty quick for a car thats geared for topspeed.
     
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    Everything is great about this car. It's only limited to 191 mph. Without the limiter, it could hit 391 kph. Even the inside is good.
     
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    the interior is still plain with all that grey.
     
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    Whats so good about this car? Well, ur not paying 1.5 million US for no reason. This sucka can fly, and the engine is low tuned, giving much room for boosting
     
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    Actually the CLR flew. And the engine is tuned from a 2002 S 600 engine.
     
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    Whats so good about this car?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Thats a completely absurd question! The car is an absolute exotic! The speed is a little bit over 200mph, and like someone said before, with different gearing, it can hit 230! This car has great handling! Its an MB V12, which means looks with power. I hate the people who think this car is nothing. This car has nothing wrong with it! So delete those threads that ask, Whats so good about this?, or This vs. Carrera GT. Thats a good question, but no doubt about it, the CLK GTR! The carrera gt falls apart every time it hits a rock.
     
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    In Response to CLK-GTRGuy, I thought that I would point out that Road & Track seemed capable of extracting a 9.3sec 1/4 mile. Perhaps you are thinking of the Stillen CLK-GTR, based on the stock CLK's frame and essential body work. Secondly, this car is geared for midrange, middle gear acceleration, not top speed, but also not 0-60 speed, as these things are virtually irrelevant in a race where most driving is done in (surprise surprise) the middle gears. But the mercedes' complete lack of accelerative fade is rivaled only by its vomit inducing braking system, which stops so abruptly that people have compared it to landing on an aircraft carrier with a tether line. There is another supercar out today that is using this exact engine. Kudos to the individual who knows this trivia question. For bonus, Name the company that this car is built under.
     
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    Let me guess... for the V12 is it the C112?

    Company this car was built under... AMG
     
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    hey buddy clk gtr because it looks better handles better because it is in le mans and it's also got a unbeatable 0-100miles 5.7 and very good 0-60 3.4 and about the top speed try 380km/h without the speed limiter!
     
  18. Nothing, if all current supercars were geared to top out at 191 mph than they can keep up with this car or be quicker. A CCR can has an estimated 1/4 mile time of 9 seconds and can still top out at 242 mph.
     
  19. Yea good one buddy, a 2002 engine in a 1998 car. NICE!
     
  20. Yea good one buddy, a 2002 engine in a 1998 car. NICE!
     
  21. Btw The car that used the gtr engine was the pagani zonda
    it had a less tuned engine
     
  22. Whats so good about it? It will out handle just about any supercar on the planet.
     
  23. actually the reason why it was so expensive was because it was mercedes-benz that created this supercar and not only that it was the rarity and exclusivitity of this car that gave it a price range. sure it was competitive too some extent with performance. you wouldn't be caught dead going against this car with a evo or sti. lol but then again those cars cost not even 1/8 of the price. lol.
     
  24. what kind of a question is that?
    It's a masterpiece. It's rare and very mysterious. I'd kill for one <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     

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