After DTM had folded in 1996, Mercedes-AMG entered the 1997 FIA GT Championship season with their CLK GTRs less than half a year after the first sketches were drawn. In order to speed up development, they bought the best car to get technology from: a McLaren F1 GTR.
AMG came a long way from building racecar engines in the sixties to making our Editor-in-Chief write about their newest child with the caps lock on. Their cars are just that good.
1.7 million bucks and the damn thing won't even make it ten blocks. Such is the rarefied world of supercars. But wait, there's more. Apparently Merc pledged to make only five cars and then went ahead and made a sixth roadster variant of the ultra-limited CLK-GTR, which actually isn't even legal for road use in the…