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What is a Mercedes CLK GTR worth?

What is a Mercedes CLK GTR worth?

The Guinness Book of World Records recorded the CLK GTR as the most expensive production car ever built at the time, with a price of US$1,547,620.

Does the CLK GTR have a clutch?

With the CLK GTR, the driver has to push the clutch pedal before changing gear, as with conventional manual cars. The example heading to the Sotheby’s auction is chassis No. 9 of 20 coupe versions produced. Six drop-top bodied cars were also made to surpass the minimum production run of 25 cars for GT1 homologation.

How many Mercedes SLR McLaren were made?

A total of 2,157 cars were produced.

When did the Mercedes CLK GTR come out?

Released in 1997 to 2003 we saw the W208/C208 version, the W209 appeared in 2002. Fitted with high end E Class components the CLK was actually based on the W202 platform. It gave birth also to the CLK GTR one of my personal favourites from the motorsport world. It was used in formula 1 as the safety car in 1997.

How to improve the performance of a Mercedes CLK?

Setting some negative camber on the wheels and a degree or two of toe out, will greatly enhance your CLK in handling and cornering. We suggest that you fit performance suspension and lower the car by 25mm – 37 mm. Larger drops require arch work – especially on models already equipped with uprated suspension.

Why do you need a sports exhaust in a CLK?

Sports exhausts can help equal out the flow of gases through the engine. But if your exhaust is too big, ie: it’s over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose a lot of your flow rate and end up lacking power and torque. Head work including a head port and polished and 3 or 5 angle valve job will really help to release the potential of the engine.

What to do with a Mercedes CLK supercharger?

It is more straightforward to map a supercharger because the boost is proportional to engine speed on a linear curve. Alternatively you could fit water injection to control knock. Many CLK owners uprate the handling of their cars with performance suspension modifications as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.