Limited to a production run of only 100 units, the AMG CLK DTM
uses a AMG tuned 5.5-litre V8 supercharged engine developing
582 bhp - fitted in a specially developed chassis, and aerodynamics
optimised in the wind tunnel. All this gives the Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLK DTM the capability to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in
just 3.9 seconds, and on to an electronically governed maximum
speed of 200 mph.
The design of the CLK DTM AMG was based on the racing version
of the Mercedes-Benz CLK, which Bernd Schneider drove to overall
victory in the 2003 German Touring Car Masters (DTM) race series
and which finished the season as the most successful model in
the championship. The fixtures and fittings of the CLK DTM AMG
also take their cue from the race track.
The exterior of the CLK DTM AMG is the most notable feature
of the car, and includes a low slung front apron with large
cooling air inlets, angular wheel arch flarings, 19 and 20-inch
AMG light-alloy wheels, diffusor-look rear bumper and rear wing.
Added to which, a number of body components have been constructed
The chassis of the Mercedes CLK DTM AMG uses height-adjustable
spring and shock absorber units with adjustable coil springs.
A multiple-disc limited-slip differential at the rear axle ensures
optimum traction, whilst Acceleration Skid Control (ASR) and
the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) have been adjusted to
take into account the enhanced levels of performance.
Inside the Mercedes CLK DTM AMG two leather trimmed carbon-fibre
sports bucket seats are fitted with four-point safety belts offering the
two occupants optimum lateral support, whilst the oval AMG racing steering wheel with suede covering and new AMG instrument
cluster with a 225 mph (360 km/h) speedometer dial bring extra
touches of motor racing allure to the interior.
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