Don’t let the CLK name fool you, the 2005 Mercedes CLK DTM was designed through racing knowledge and purposefully built for the road. This specific model began its life as a Le Mans contender. To celebrate the car’s domination from 2000 to 2005 in the European DTM racing series, Mercedes created 100 examples of the CLK DTM.
This car is admired by every connoisseur that happens across the car. This could be because of the massive supercharged 6.0-liter V8 engine underneath of its hood. This potent engine is capable of producing 582 hp and close to 590 lb-ft of torque. This is enough power to take the two-door German from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and to a top speed that’s limited at 200 mph.
Assisting the car’s ability to sprint is its light weight. Mercedes equipped the car with a plethora of carbon fibre. We’re not talking about carbon fibre trimming, we’re talking about carbon fibre that was installed with function in mind.
To whoever buys this car, you are not only purchasing one of the world’s rarest cars, you are also becoming part of a CLK DTM owners club that hosts the likes of Jensen Button, Mika Hakkinen, Juan Pablo Montoya and Takuma Sato.
About This 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM
$425,000 Private Seller
The very rare 2005 Mercedes CLK DTM from its original owner. It sat amongst a Porsche 959, Ferrari FXX, Lexus LFA, Mercedes SLS Black Series and Porsche Carrera GT to name a few. Of all the incredible supercars in the garage, the CLK DTM was the owner’s favourite.
In 1967 Hans Werner Aufrecht founded potentially one of the greatest tuning companies in automotive history, AMG. AMG cars frequented the covers of automobile magazines and rivalled the wildest 200mph supercars of the time.
In 1999, Mercedes acquired majority share of AMG, and Aufrecht used his initials to launch the spin off, and official racing team for Mercedes, HWA.
Between 2000-2005 HWA dominated the European DTM racing series and collaborated with Mercedes on all racing endeavours including the famous CLR and CLK GTR Le Mans contenders. In celebration of its successful CLK based DTM racing program, HWA hand built 100 special edition CLK DTM street cars.
Don’t get fooled by its CLK moniker, the DTM is a purpose built supercar. Directly inspired from the 2003 DTM winning race car, the car has massive fender flares, factory 3 piece racing wheels, race buckets and an ostentatious carbon fibre wing. Limited to 200mph, the CLK DTM V8 Supercharged boosts over 582hp and close to 590lbs ft of torque and does 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Statistics made possible by HWA specification pistons, crankcase and a modified valve gear, cooling system, intake ducting, supercharger and exhaust.
iterally every component on the CLK DTM is unique or Carbon Fibre. Not accent or aesthetic Carbon Fibre but purposeful Carbon Fibre. Literally everything on the CLK DTM is purpose built, lightweight and special.
The CLK DTM is a car to fall in love with. It is not a poser, it is not a parts bin special edition… it’s the real deal. These are the type of cars that set our heart on fire.
These are the types of cars that collectors seek out and enthusiasts dream about. Between 2015-2016 two USA Mercedes CLK DM cars were sold at Gooding and Co. auction for $405,000.00 and $450,000.00. This is the price of love. This is the price of exclusivity.