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View Poll Results: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR
Sub Zero 22 21.15%
Cool 17 16.35%
Uncool 33 31.73%
Seriously Uncool 32 30.77%
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Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

This time we have a limited edition MB, produced to homologate the racing version. Back when it was launched, it was the most expensive car ever sold. Only 25 were produced.

Engine: 60º V12
Displacement: 6,898 cc
Aspiration: Natural
Power: 612 bhp (457 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 568 lb·ft @ 5,250 rpm
Drive: Rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,000 kilo (2,204.6 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 3.4 seconds
Top speed: 191 mph (307 km/h)
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

Tries too hard ... uncool.
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

Looks like an XJ220 in drag.

Roof air dam and boot spoiler are thoroughly inconsistent with the rest of the car.

Uncool for me.
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Man that's fugly!
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Produced so they could go racing at Le Mans, during one of it's coolest eras. Anything closely linked with Le Sarthe is automatically sub-zero
 
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

Was it one of these that did that spectacular flip at Le Mans and ended up in a tree?
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Not for me - I would rather an XJ220

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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

^ That's the one Nev, thanks for posting. thought it was a Merc involved but it was the spectacular somersault that stuck in the mind.

Have to give it a cool rating just for that!
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

undecided on this one. ugly as hell but theres something about it that i like. cant decide on cool or uncool though
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Looks like a rice rocket. Bet it's a great drive though.

Sadly, uncool.
 
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^ That's the one Nev, thanks for posting. thought it was a Merc involved but it was the spectacular somersault that stuck in the mind.

Have to give it a cool rating just for that!

Oh dear...must have brought back some terrible memories of 1955
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seriously uncool
 
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

Wow...I'm amazed at all the dislike...one of my favourite cars ever...was dominant in the FIA GT championship and is just bonkers - especially for a modern Merc road car.

The car that flipped is not this one...that is Mercedes' 1999 car, the CLR, of which there are no road versions as the regulations didn't require them.
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Wow...I'm amazed at all the dislike...
I'm not. The interior looks like it comes out of some base model road car and is complete with 100% grey plastic and grandpa's fluffy sheepskin steering wheel cover. The exterior looks like the lights have been pinched from road cars (specifically hairdresser automatic coupes, although maybe that's why they call it the CLK GTR?). And in this poser-inspired, ridiculously impractical most-expensive-supercar-ever, you only get 600hp worth of bragging rights. That won't stack up against the Veyron of the Sheik across the street.
Then ontop of that there's the scandals about Mercedes refusing to support the cars at all.
Add in my personal rule about cars I can't buy, and this gets seriously uncool.

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Not for me - I would rather an XJ220
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

I was a bit undecided because of teh Le Mans/homologation special thing but in the end it has to be uncool I think, especially when I saw the dreadfully cheap naffness that is its interior. It does indeed look like a base model taxi around that centre console and dash area.
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

carnt be as cool as the toyota "in front" as the toyata guys got the downforce sorted
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

I like it, was talking to a friend about it the other day, it just looks like a racer and yes the interior does let it down but it's not what this car is about (as described above by RSK)!

Just to cement my view even more I had a model of this car when I was a young'un (still have it in fact, complete with opening gull wing doors).

AND only 25 were built.
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The car that flipped is not this one...that is Mercedes' 1999 car, the CLR, of which there are no road versions as the regulations didn't require them.
you beat me to it. The car that flipped was a totally different Merc.

I was at Le Mans that year, was at indianapolis corner when the flip happened

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25 too many, IMO. Is there a direct link between cars like this and the Enzo and the difficulties the car industries are in?

Just a thought.

Oh, and seriously uncool.
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Re: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

Very, very, very ugly
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