2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet
£280,000 - £320,000
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- One of just 80 cabriolets produced
- Stunning performance, including a top speed in excess of 320 km/h
In 2003, Mercedes-Benz driver Bernd Schneider secured the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
(DTM) championship, Germany’s most prestigious domestic racing competition. To celebrate this triumph, Mercedes developed and produced the CLK DTM AMG coupé. It featured a de-tuned version of the SLS AMG’s 5.5-litre engine, racing-inspired suspension and a luxurious interior. This special edition, of which approximately 100 were built, proved to be wildly popular. This popularity inspired Mercedes-Benz to produce yet another limited-edition CLK DTM AMG for 2007, this time a cabriolet. The car offered here is one of just 80 CLK DTM AMG cabriolets produced.
The cabriolet is powered by the same 5.5-litre supercharged V-8 engine that produces 582 bhp. This, coupled with the Mercedes-Benz SpeedShift 5G-Tronic automatic transmission, powers the CLK DTM AMG to a top speed in excess of 320 km/h and a stunning 0–100 km/h time of just four seconds. The luxurious and well-appointed interior underscores this performance, including supportive lightweight bucket seats that cement the driver in place behind the suede-wrapped racing-style steering wheel. With shifting controlled by the 5G-Tronic automatic transmission, the pilot of this truly inspiring automobile can simply hold on and experience the joyous acceleration and staggering G forces that the CLK provides.
The CLK DTM AMG’s aggressive exterior styling showcases the car’s racing heritage. This includes elements such as the split rear diffuser, large carbon fibre wing, a deep front fascia and an air dam with large air inlets and wheel arches with prominent flares to accommodate the large AMG lightweight alloy wheels. With just a glance, one can clearly discern that this car is equally suited to the race track as it is everyday city streets.
With an MSRP of more than €230.000, the CLK DTM AMG was a truly exclusive automobile for a short-list of enthusiasts with means. This was a popular street car for racing drivers as well, with examples being owned by Formula One drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, Mika Hakkinen, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button. The car offered here, chassis number 72899, is an exceptionally rare opportunity to join this group of legendary owners.
Chassis number 72899 was first registered on 16 July 2007. It was delivered in the iconic Mercedes-Benz Iridium Silver Metallic and with Carbon-coloured leather upholstery. It is well appointed with air conditioning, Xenon headlamps, keyless entry, satellite navigation system, theft warning alarm, paddle shifter and Bose stereo system. Having seen less than 19,000 km at the time of cataloguing, this 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG cabriolet is a stunning and rare example of one of the most desirable modern Mercedes-Benz cars ever produced.
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