This page is about hidden content found in a Gran Turismo game's resources. This includes unfinished versions of cars and tracks that made it into the final game, as well as hidden content which was scrapped but left in the game's files. We have collated as much information about it as can be found online. Please be advised that we do not recommend attempting to modify the game to be able to access it, as doing so can make the game unstable.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK Race Car is an infamous hidden car that can be found in Gran Turismo 2. It was originally planned to be available in the game, however, at the time the CLK-GTR was being used under license to the Need for Speed series. Polyphony Digital had then attempted to circumvent this issue by creating a fictional "Race Car" version. Mercedes-Benz did not approve of the modification and requested that it not be released as part of the final product. Interestingly, this car has complete specifications, meaning that it was disabled from use relatively late in development, though it does not have a description page.
The specifications of the car are very similar to the real-life Mercedes-Benz C-Class DTM '95, which was cut from GT2 earlier in development, potentially to be replaced by the newer but fictional CLK-bodied car.
While the car lacks a racing livery, it includes its own nameplate and specifications, which supports the theory of the car's late removal from the game. However, it is still marked as being unusable by AI and lacks any description text, unlike the even later Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V.
While this car has a replay name in the NTSC-J version of the game, in the international versions it is left blank other than the "[R]" symbol, similar to other removed cars that use a blank name or the word 'Delete'.
In the Japanese game manual, the car list mentions "Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM2000", which may be intended to refer to this car. Further supporting this theory is the car's internal name, "gmd2r", with "gm" standing for Germany, Mercedes-Benz and "d2" standing for DTM 2000.