Cool Wall: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM AMG

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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM AMG (C298)


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Poll 1427: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM AMG (C298) nominated by @MDDeGrande
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Racing class: Le Mans GT1
Engine: 5.0L V8
Power: 600 hp
Torque: 538 lb-ft
Weight: 1005 kg
Transmission: 6-speed sequential manual
Drivetrain: MR
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Now this one, I like. The GTR and Road version are both SZs because of the V12, this one is still a high cool though.

Also, the nomination queue has less than 10 cars in it! If you nominate a car now, its a pretty short time before the poll goes up.
 
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JohnBM01

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I never considered the Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM AMG to be bonkers in any real respect, but it is very much a lovely racing machine. It won a handful of races and consistently was a challenger of GT1 racing in the mid-late 1990s. I feel like I am disrespecting it by giving it a "Cool" instead of "Sub-Zero," but my call is a (very strong) Cool though I really like this race car.
 
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^I agree with that statement, I voted sub-zero only because it's higher than cool but not quite sub-zero status thought it was still a very good car in it's own right.
 
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Pyano1132
It won a handful of races and consistently was a challenger of GT1 racing in the mid-late 1990s.
True, but to a higher level. The LM was the most dominant GT1 car of all time. Along with the GTR (I think), Mercedes won every single race in the 1998 season, and nobody wanted to build another GT1 car ever again because of it.

Going to give the LM a SZ. I like the GTR more, but the LM is essentially the same car but faster and with a smaller engine from the Sauber C9.
 
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
High Cool. I would put a SZ if it had the V12. Looks wonderful, but the V8 puts this car one position behind the GTR or the road version.