Looking at this bright convertible with swollen arches, polished wheels and a large black wing, you can mistakenly assume that this is the result of some crazy tuning. But don't be fooled: it was in this form that the car rolled off the assembly line back in 2006.
Many collectors dream of it more than the SLR McLaren supercar and the even rarer SLS AMG Black Series, because in 3 years of production, Mercedes-Benz produced only 100 modifications of the CLK DTM AMG in coupe form and 80 in convertible form. Only 5 soft top versions in Fire Opal Red were built…
Model , designed to become a symbol of numerous victories in the DTM championship (abbr. Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, read as “Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters”), turned out to be as close as possible to real racing prototypes. Even the special CLK 63 AMG Black Series was not so serious.
Decide for yourself: all-round reinforced springs with fine adjustment, a stiffer anti-roll bar, new knuckles, modified drives and strong metal components instead of the usual rubber bushings, a massive limited-slip differential, and a reconfigured stabilization and traction control system. Plus huge brake discs (355mm front and 330mm rear) wrapped in wide track tires (255/35 ZR-19 front and 285/30 ZR-20 rear).
Of course, a real monster was hiding under the hood of such a Mercedes: a 5.4-liter gasoline V8 with a compressor that developed 582 horsepower and 800 N•m of torque. To cope with the unstoppable avalanche of power, it was entrusted to a seriously modified 5G-Tronic “machine” (apparently, from adamantium). But my heart tells me that at night he still cried bitterly and called his mother from the stress experienced during the day.
In the interior, almost everything is made of carbon fiber, the steering wheel flattened from below is covered with a grip of microfiber, the soft seats are replaced by ascetic buckets, and an unusually thin metal stick has appeared where the gear selector has always been located.
What in the end? 3.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to hundreds and an electronically limited top speed of “320 km/h” (although the speedometer is marked up to “360”) Impressive even after as many as 17 years after the debut! It seems clear why they are still asking for at least $250,000 for it…
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