Modern Take On Iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Looks Absolutely Spot-On

If money was no object, would you rather buy the iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR or the forthcoming AMG One hybrid hypercar? We’d probably take the former.

Sure, the new AMG One is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 out of a Formula 1 car that’s joined by no less than four electric motors, but the CLK GTR is significantly rarer and has some serious racing pedigree behind it. As for the design… granted, that’s a personal matter, but we prefer the old car.

However, this rendering of a dream Merc hypercar created by Rain Prisk could be the perfect middle-ground between the AMG One and the CLK GTR.

The vehicle presented has a shape just as sleek as the One, but adopts a more restrained and retro design. For example, there’s a much simpler front grille reminiscent of other Mercedes-Benz models. Additionally, there are air vents directly behind the front wheels very similar to those found on the current AMG GT sports car. Other eye-catching features include a roof scoop and shark fin similar to the AMG One.

Obviously, the design of the One has already been locked-in, and this is just a rendering; nonetheless, it’s an interesting take on what a resurrected legend from Merc’s past could have looked like.

Design aside, the AMG One promises to be a very exciting piece of kit, with the hybrid powertrain promising to make it the fastest production model to ever wear a Mercedes badge, and one of the fastest hypercars – period. Moreover, if five times F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has his way, an even more potent version could be built in limited numbers.

  • KenjiK

    Looks much better than the Project One

    • DaruniaG

      No

  • Bash

    Wow, some of those designers really deserve to be recognized by some official car companies! The creator of this render is one of those.

  • Ben

    If I had $3m USD to spend on a car…this would be it.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Where’s the big WANG?

  • FlameWater

    The McLaren Senna would also look great without its wing

  • Kagan

    Who said it was a legend, it was not and is not a legend.

  • Barak-Har Elkin

    Comparisons like this usually include pics of all things being compared.

  • SteersUright

    Gorgeous. Well done.

  • Astonman

    i like it

  • bazhvn

    I too don’t see the appeal of this. If anything, given the history of the CLK GTR and its flying successor CLR, a modern installment of the car should look like some LMP1 car of sort.

  • Tydogg123 .

    Build it!

  • Carl Sloan

    Where can we see some of your work? It must be fantastic.

  • Carl Sloan

    Looks nice apart from the dorsal fin and roof scoop. Looks like it might get totaled out against a speed bump though.

    Prolly be murder trying to squeeze in through that child-size door opening. Ooops!

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