As just 26 examples of the road-going Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR were created, seeing one on the streets is exceptionally rare. However, one fixed top example was recently filmed on the streets of Paris and as you’d imagine, it created a scene unlike almost any other car on the planet!
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR has a long, proud and very rich history with the car first being built specifically for endurance racing. When time came for the CLK LM to replace the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR in the 1998 season, Mercedes went ahead and built 26 road going CLK GTRs. Out of these 26, 6 of them were roadsters and one of the six roadsters was a RHD variant built for Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei who also owned a coupe in RHD too.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is powered by an unrestricted 6.9-litre V12 engine delivering 604hp and 755 Nm of torque. Consequently, the car can sprint to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 320 km/h. The Super Sport variant had the 7.3-litre V12 used in the Pagani Zonda which resulted in a total power output of 720 hp.