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1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR FIA GT #11 'GT1 Champion' (1/12) (fs) RARE
1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR FIA GT #11 'GT1 Champion' (1/12) (fs) RARE
 
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1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR FIA GT 'GT1 Champion' (1/12) (fs) RARE

Limited Edition release from Autoart's Signature Series - 1 of 9,999. In additiona, this listing includes an original AutoArt 1/12 display case with a title plaque for the model.

Mercedes-AMG, the performance and motorsports arm of Mercedes-Benz, produced the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR. Intended to race in the new FIA GT Championship series in 1997, the CLK GTR was designed primarily as a race car. Upon completion of the first two prototypes in a mere 128 days after the initial drawings had been made, the CLK GTR entered into the 1997 FIA GT Championship season with sponsorship from Warsteiner, debuting at the season-opener at one of Mercedes-Benz's home tracks, the Hockenheimring. Unfortunately the new brake problems eliminated one car after five laps, and the other finished over 20 laps behind the winning McLaren.By the next round at Silverstone, however, the CLK GTR began to show its pace, finishing less than a second behind the winning McLaren. By the fourth round, returning to Germany for the Nürburgring, a third CLK GTR was added to the team. Here, Mercedes-Benz successfully outperformed the fleet of McLarens, taking first and second places. The team would finish out the season with five more wins, at A1-Ring, Suzuka, Donington, Sebring, and Laguna Seca, allowing them to secure the team championship under the driving-skills of Bernd Schneider, Klaus Ludwig, and Alexander Werz. Schneider won the season driver championship.
Features
  • Detailed 630 horsepower Mercedes M120 V12 engine
  • Detailed suspension components, including working horizontal pushrod coilover shocks and flexing brake cooling ducting
  • Removable front clip
  • Opening scissor doors
  • Removable rear engine cover
  • Active steering

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