A Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR stationed in Paris

A Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR stationed in Paris

There were only 20 for the road!

This Mercedes-Benz is surely one of the few models that has rolled in Paris. This is the rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, considered a “Unicorn Car”, these “unicorns” cars that we have almost no chance to cross as they are rare. In this case, the CLK GTR was manufactured only 20 units for the road. In other words, the CLK GTR is a legend.

And precisely, this meeting with the CLK GTR, our photographer KVC remembers extremely well: he had an appointment with friends in a café in the Place du Trocadero, Paris. But as always in the capital, not easy to park! After a few minutes to turn desperately, he decides to go looking for places further. Stopped at the red light, he turns his head in all directions when all of a sudden, shock!

A Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR stationed in Paris

The CLK GTR was to his left on the other side of the street on Avenue Kleber in the 16 th district. Not returning to cross this kind of vehicle, thinking dreaming, he even wondered if it was a kit based on Mercedes-Benz CLK. But no, it was one of 20 copies of the CLK GTR, parked like any other car, on the street.

Excessively rare, this CLK GTR probably sleeps most of the time warm, in the heart of a private collection that undoubtedly contains many other treasures. We do not have any more information about it but it seems that it was sold a few weeks ago to an Italian collector.

As a reminder, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR embeds in the back of the “driver” a 6.9-liter V12 engine offering 612 horsepower. What to ship the 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.8 seconds. And it takes less than 10 seconds to run at 200 km / h! Produced between 1997 and 1999, it is one of those rare cars that have been developed by manufacturers, for road use, for the sole purpose of validating their participation in the GT1 category.

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