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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Here she is one of the craziest V12-engined cars ever

Mercedes-Benz is a well-known German automotive manufacturer that has been widely known by the public with its elegant and agile car designs on the streets, especially high-end variants such as Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren up to AMG GT, which always amazes its users.
1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSyOi3)
There are many models that have been produced, one of which can be categorized in the legendary car, called Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. As quoted from Carscoops, at first this car was specifically designed to take part in the Le Mans endurance championship in the late 1990s so that it was equipped with the high durability technical specifications to conquer the racing event that had a long duration.
The racing version of Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2B7vYWR)
The racing version of the CLK GTR took both the drivers' and teams' championships in '97 and '98, winning 17 of the 22 races it entered. After that, those German automotive giants produced the road-legal versions and able to use it on the streets for daily activities. Both the racing and road-legal version supercars powered by a V12 naturally-aspirated engine with a capacity of 6.9 liters that is placed in the middle and is believed to be able to send the power of 604 hp and torque of 572 lb-ft.
Front view of 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSyOi3)
Power was sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential manual transmission system. It looked mean, with a hooped rear wing and low-slung bodywork fitted with various vents and winglets. The front was also adorned with a Mercedes-Benz hood ornament. So it is not surprising that this car became the fastest in its time.
Interior view of 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSyOi3)
Mercedes-Benz produces this mid-engined car in a limited number of 25 units. Of the 25 CLK GTRs built, 20 were coupes and five were roadsters. The car was sold at the price of $1.5 million or around Rp.19 billion at the time.
Rearview of 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSyOi3)
Even so, there are no negative complaints from customers and some have bought them at this price. Reportedly the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR will be priced at the doubled price today and can last for next few years. As quoted of Autoblog in July 2018, there's a 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR with chassis No. 9 going up for auction on August at the RM Sotheby's auction in Monterey.
The car could sell with an estimated sale price between $4.25 million and $5.25 million. If this car able to sell well at the auction, then those price numbers will put these car into one of the most expensive classic cars in the world.
Here's she is my die-cast of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR in scale 1:64 made by Maisto. (The picture was taken by my android phone)
Wow, of course, I couldn't afford to buy it, because it was too expensive. But it didn't dampen me from owning this car. Then, I go to the supermarket near ma home and bought the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR in there. Although only in a scale of 1:64 but at least I had one. Only kidding, don't take it too seriously. :) *** [EKA[14082018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | AUTOBLOG]
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