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Famous Mercedes Racing and Touring Cars

  1. Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR(W196S)
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    300 SLR Classic on Track

    The Mercedes 300 SLR was an iconic sports racer which took the world by surprise by winning the 1995 World’s sports car championship; however it racing career was short lived after a disastrous crash at Le man. Notable drivers of the car included Stirling Moss, who proclaimed the car to be “The greatest sports car ever built”.  This car also inspired the idea and creation of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren grand tourer  (2003).

  2. Mercedes 190e(W201) AMG DTM
    190e on track
    W201 190e on Track

    This infamous car was produced at a time when Mercedes and AMG were a separate entity and AMG was only a separate racing and tuning company. This car boasted of having a 3.2 AMG straight-six 12-valve engine which could produce up to 234bhp, allowing the car to reach speeds of well over 160mph. 200 road going versions were also produced at a cost of $90,000.

  3. Mercedes CLK GTR
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    CLK GTR on Track

    This car debuted at 1997 FIA GT Hockenheim 4 Hours, it also participated in the 1998 Le Mans race(renamed CLK LM) and continued its career to win 17/22 races it participated in. Due to FIA regulations 25 road going CLK GTRs were needed to be built in order to meet the FIA requirements all of which were built with left hand drive apart from one which was built specially for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiahof Brunei. At the time of production the CLK GTR was recorded as the world’s most expensive car to be ever produced at a cost of $1,547,620(USD).

Jon

Co-Founder of Mercedes Enthusiasts. Current Owner of a W201 190e 2.0