The CLK DTM AMG is best defined by that middle bundle of letters, short for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. This is almost a DTM race car for the road, a fat-arched, aero-optimised, tarmac-skimming, kilogram-trimmed journey compactor. Inspired by the 2003 DTM championship-winning CLK of Bernd Schneider, its 574bhp borders on the absurd even today. It delivers ridiculous performance, too: 62mph can be yours in 3.9sec, almost 200mph is achievable, and its big-wheeled tyres will pull 1.35g. Yet it will idle quietly at a traffic light and doesn’t get grumpy during such tedious entrapments. But if you want to fly across the surface of the earth while retaining contact with it, just sink the alloy action pedal on the right.
Before that, though, you’ll discover that much of the base CLK’s manners survive intact. It’s quietly civilised. The automatic transmission is low effort, as is the steering, and the muscular ride rarely jolts. Keep the speed sane and you could find yourself wondering how this car’s interior qualified for such an extreme makeover. It includes the removal of the rear seats in favour of a carbonfibre-walled, carpet-floored well with a carbonfibre B-pillar crossbrace, as well as a carbonfibre centre console and door cards.
This example is a low mileage rare RHD example - 1 of only 40 to be exact - Coming soon
N.B. Car shown is for illustration purposes only - this is not the actual car offered for sale