Based on the limited production CLK GTR, the Super Sport is the top echelon of Mercedes-Benz products.
It is the product of HWA, a specialist firm which helped Mercedes-Benz prepare the original CLK GTRs that raced the GT1 class at Le Mans.
HWA is also responsible for creating the 25 road going examples of the GT1 racecar.
Among these HWA has prepared five roadsters and two even more limited super sports models having a much larger engine.
The increased displacement gives the super sport one hundred more horsepower than other CLK GTR, making this car one of the most powerful, naturally-aspired coupes.
Its the new 7.3-liter, AMG engine which highlights the Super Sport’s performance.
Matching the increased speed, the aerodynamics package of the CLK roadster is updated to reflect it’s sporting nature.
Specifically, the rear wing is larger matching the 1997 CLK GTR that raced in GT1 motor sport.
The first was chassis #003 a silver coupe owned by Mr.Mohammed Bin Sulayem.
Only two examples of the CLK GTR have received the 7.3 engine.
This car was the first GTR sold, and was later upgraded in Dubai with the larger engine.
The second car, chassis #017, was modeled after the upgrade on #003.
It came straight from HWA with the 7.3 engine and was the only car to officially receive the Super Sports designation.
Painted in the unique red over tan combination, Mr.Ilyas Galadari of UAE-Dubai was the first owner.
The car was then sold to an owner in Switzerland who took it back to HWA for a coat of silver paint and red interior.
Next, the car was shipped to the USA, and it now resides in the US.
Mercedes CLK GTR In DetailPrice$1 250 000 USDEngine60 Degree V12PositionMid LongitudinalValvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per CylDisplacement7291 cc / 444.9 cu inBore91.5 mm / 3.6 inStroke92.4 mm / 3.64 inPower536.9 kw / 720 bhp @ 6700 rpmHp per litre98.75 bhp per litreDrive wheelsMid Engine / RWDFront brakesVented Carbon Fibre Discs w/6-Pot Calipers, Hydrualic Assist, ABSFront brake size381 mm / 15.0 inRear brakesVented Carbon Fibre Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, Hydraulic Assist, ABSRear brake size356 mm / 14.0 inFront wheelsF 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 inRear wheelsR 45.7 x 31.8 cm / 18 x 12.5 inFront tire size295/35 ZR18Rear tire size345/35 ZR 18SteeringRack & Pinion w/Power AssistFront suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Push-Rod Acuated Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll BarRear suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Push-Rod Acuated Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll BarWheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 inFront track1665 mm / 65.6 inRear track1594 mm / 62.8 inLength1855 mm / 73.0 inWidth1950 mm / 76.8 inHeight1100 mm / 43.3 inTransmission6-Speed Sequential w/Paddle-Shift OperationGear ratios3.235:1, 2.097:1, 1.560:1, 1.231:10 – 60 mph3.6 seconds