|Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||429 BHP|
|Performance Points||571 PP|
|Top Speed||184 miles per hour (296 km/h)|
|Weight||1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.33 kg (5.1 lb) per horsepower|
The Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car '00 is a Race car produced by Mercedes-Benz. It first appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and has returned in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.
The car appears to be the #1, driven by Bernd Schneider, who achieved a 1st place finish in the 2000 DTM Driver's Championship.
"The pipe-framed racing machine that fought the new era of the DTM."
The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) in which powerful works teams clashed, earned great popularity in the beginning of the 1990s. However the technological competition became too costly and the series was cancelled in 1996. The DTM made a comeback in 2000, revised with its previous mistakes in mind. To reduce development costs, vehicle regulations were greatly revised, and all cars were restricted to rear wheel drives with 4L V8 engines. The tires and brake system were unified, and electronic features like ABS and traction control were banned. The transmission was a selection between Hewland or X-Trac.
Manufacturers expressed the image of their base cars with roofs and front grills, but inside was a pipe frame, with carbon fibre panels all around the cabin, making it a type of semi-monocoque. It was far from being anywhere near a production car. In the case of the CLK, only the front grill, front headlights and rear combination headlamps were the same as the production CLK. Its weight was 1000 kg, and its V8 engine produced roughly 444 HP.
The Mercedes-Benz group assembled a formidable team including former F1 driver Bernd Schneider to overwhelm the competition in the initial year of the new DTM. In 2000, and 2001, the DTM D2 AMG Mercedes CLK took the overall win for the season.
This car can be won by winning the Legend Of Silver Arrow, in the Amateur League section.
The CLK Touring Car can be obtained through winning the Legends Of The Silver Arrow event in the Mercedes-Benz dealership. It is not for sale in said dealership.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 1,233,692 Credits. It is a Level 19 car.
This car can be purchased for 1,150,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- The Mannesmann and Arcor logos shown on this car were censored in GTPSP, GT5 and GT6. Curiously, the Opel Astra Touring Car (Opel Team Phoenix) '00 (and the Vauxhall Astra Super Touring Car '00) shared the same logos, but uncensored. However, D2 logos remain unchanged.
- This car also appears in Gran Turismo Concept, but it's unplayable. It does, however, appear as a CPU car.