The First Unit of 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR on Offer at RM Auctions

We had talked about the Aston Martins that would be on offer at the RM Auctions taking place on the 17th of August this year. But there are equally fascinating cars that would go under the hammer at the popular auction with the reputation of bringing the best from around the world. There is good news for people who love the Mercedes brand of luxury cars. The RM Auctions have brought to the annual event a 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR. This particular piece is extra special as it is the first of the 25 units ever created. The model is one of the fiercest and most desirable cars from the Mercedes stable and the auctions will provide you a good opportunity to own the car.

The Car has Very Powerful Engines

It is not just a luxurious and beautiful car but a very powerful one produced by Mercedes. a 7.3-liter dual overhead cam naturally aspirated V-12 engine powers it and churns out a massive 720bhp. The gear box is similar to what you must have seen in their GT1 cars. The powerful engine is matched with six-speed sequential manual gearbox with paddle-shift operation. The car is capable of achieving 0 to 60 mph in barely 3.4 seconds and gives you a comfortable ride even at its top speed of 197 mph.


The Rare Model Will Make a Good Investment

The butterfly doors featured in the model had attracted the attention of car lovers the first time it was launched. The other features of the car include double wishbone with push-rod, actuated coil spring with shock absorber front and rear suspension. The car capable of achieving very high speeds very quickly is very secure as the manufacturers have incorporated four-wheel vented carbon fiber disc brakes with anti-lock braking system. The car can be brought to a standstill without any risk even while traveling at high speeds. The car being put up for auction was perhaps bought in the first place as an investment as there is merely 1335 miles on its odometer. It is no doubt worth the investment as it is the CLK GTR model from the last year of the 20th century and has been estimated to fetch £1million (USD $1.5616 million) at the auction.

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