2005 AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM
One of the five that were delivered to the US
Features an engine upgrade producing an extra 43 hp over a standard DTM
Fitted with an un-restricted carbon fiber ground effect under tray
0-62mph 3.0 seconds
Horsepower: 625 hp
Torque: 590 lb-ft
Brakes: 14.2-inch discs front and 13.0-inch discs rear, with six-piston calipers front and four pistons rear
Wheels: 19 Front, 20 rear
Tires: Dunlop 225/35 front and 285/30 rear
Transmission: 5-speed manu-matic
Weight: 1748 kg / 3854 lbs
Wheelbase: 2722 mm / 107.2 in
Front track: 1569 mm / 61.8 in
Rear track1580 mm / 62.2 in
Length 4650 mm / 183.1 in
Width 1800 mm / 70.9 in
Height 1360 mm / 53.5 in
High technology derived from motorsport, the handling dynamism of the racetrack, a sensational visual appearance and the utmost exclusivity - the AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM is guaranteed to make the hearts of true car lovers beat faster.
This special version of the CLK looks similar to the full racecar for the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing series. Only 100 streetcars were released for sale with only 60 being left hand drive and only five imported to the United States.
This particular car is one of the five that was delivered to the US, and features an engine upgrade producing an extra 43 hp over a standard DTMs. It is also fitted with an un-restricted carbon fiber ground effect under tray for greater down force and top speed.
The DTM is based on the CLK55 AMG, with the style and performance that evokes the spirit of the racing CLK that won the DTM racing series. It certainly looks the part, with its deep front spoiler, deck-lid wing, brawny wheel-arch extensions, and nineteen-inch front and twenty-inch rear wheels, shod with 225/35 and 285/30 Dunlop tires.
The interior is a study in carbon fiber. The stock CLK instrument panel remains, but there's a new gauge cluster, and carbon fiber door panels. The center console, and the space where the rear seats used to live are all fitted with carbon fiber panels. Carbon-fiber bucket sport seats with leather trim, four-point harnesses, and a suede-covered steering wheel with alloy paddle shifters complete the interior.
Powered by a special version of the SL55 AMG's 5.4-liter, supercharged V-8 cranking out 625 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Modified cam timing, more boost, a stiffer crankcase, and a new exhaust system help to hike power and torque over the SL55's 493 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a high tech five-speed manu-matic transmission controlled by Formula One inspired paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel.
The front and rear track have been widened by 2.9 and 4.2 inches respectively, and special tires and suspension modification allow the car to corner at an incredible 1.35 g. The MacPherson-strut front and multilink rear suspensions have adjustable springs and gas-filled dampers, there is a stiffer rear antiroll bar and new rear hub carriers and drive shafts. New metal-to-metal joints have replaced the standard CLK rubber units through out the suspension. A multiplate limited-slip differential helps put the power to the ground, and the stability and traction control systems have been recalibrated.
Finally, there are huge 14.2-inch-diameter front and 13.0-inch rear discs, with six-piston calipers up front and four pistons out back providing eye popping stopping power!
The result of these changes is an absolutely stunning car. The engine makes 86 percent of its torque from 2000 rpm, so it goes with real alacrity: Mercedes claims 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds. It sounds fabulous, too, with an awesome growl that's an octave higher than that of a stock AMG blown engine.
But the car's most outstanding features are its composure and the telepathic nature of all the controls. The steering is near perfection, a great ally to a chassis that is sure-footed when you want it to be yet g