The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R starts at $157,000 and has a 577-horsepower, 4.0-liter V8 inside, going from 0-60 mph in what Mercedes says is 3.5 seconds. That might not even be the end of it for the Mercedes-AMG GT.
I don’t know about you, but when I see a lawn and some really expensive cars parked on it, my first instinct is to hoon my Mercedes CLK GTR. You get me, right?
I don’t care if you darken your screen all the way. I don’t care if you unplug your monitor and chuck it out a 30-story window. This one is all about that sweet, sweet sound, coming out of the incredible Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR.
The 1990s GT1 category was dominated by greats. The Toyota TS020. The Mercedes CLK GTR. The Porsche 911 GT1. But the best cars were actually not these racers. They were the road cars borne out of them.
One of the best things about Le Mans-style endurance racing of years past was the homologation requirement. Specifically, under the (lightly followed) rules, at least 25 road-going versions of your race car had to be made. And what made for great race cars often made for ridiculous – and beautiful – road cars.
Mercedes didn't exactly have road use in mind when they designed the CLK GTR for the recently introduced FIA GT Championship, but in order to meet homologation standards for the series 25 cars were built for the street.