It competed in the 1997 FIA GT championship season, which necessitated production of a derivative road model. The racing model was replaced by the V8 powered CLK LM in 1998.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
It is one of the fastest cars due to its well-rounded performance comprising of precise handling, strong acceleration, and a high top speed.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The CLK-GTR appears in Need for Speed: High Stakes as a class AAA car and can be purchased for $500,000 in the career mode. It cannot be used in Hot Pursuit mode.
It has similar performance traits as it has in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit. It can hit a higher top speed than the McLaren F1 GTR at the expense of slower cornering speeds.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The CLK-GTR appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 as a class 1 vehicle in the GameCube, PC, and Xbox releases; and as a class A vehicle in the PlayStation 2 release.
The stock CLK-GTR is unlocked by earning 85,000 NFS Points in the GameCube, PC, and Xbox releases. It can be unlocked in the PlayStation 2 release by completing a clean eight lap race in Single Race mode at Advanced difficulty.
Need for Speed Edition
The Need for Speed Edition CLK-GTR is unlocked by earning 170,000 NFS Points in the GameCube, PC, and Xbox releases. It is unlocked in the PlayStation 2 releases upon earning 4,500,000 NFS Points.
- The CLK-GTR resembles the road model in the GameCube, PC, and Xbox releases of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2.
- The CLK-GTR, at some point during development, could be modified with upgrades in the PlayStation release of Need for Speed: High Stakes, along with the McLaren F1 GTR. Even though the player can not modify it, A.I. opponents will appear with the upgrade when selected with another vehicle fully upgraded.
- ↑ Car Showcase Stats (Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit)
- ↑ Car Description (Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2)
- ↑ Web Link: Cars of Supercar’s Past: The Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR