Only Road-Legal Mercedes-Benz CLK LM Caught on Video

Despite what your eyes might be telling you at first glance, the low and wide supercar in the following video isn't the rare but otherwise well-known Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR “Strassenversion” (“Street Version” in German, obviously).
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM Strassenversion 1 photo
Photo: alexsmolik/YouTube
No, this is the 25 times more rare CLK LM Strassenversion, which was predictably only built in two units, one of which was destroyed in the crash test that actually made it street legal in the first place.

Kept hidden from prying public eyes since the late 1990s, the car was recently caught on video by car spotter and YouTube user alexsmolik.

If you look carefully, there are a number of design elements distinguishing it from the almost identical CLK GTR, but the front and the positioning of its headlights is the most evident.

The technical differences are a bit more obvious for the connoisseurs out there, as it doesn't sport the ginormous V12 from the CLK GTR but a reworked and naturally-aspirated version of the twin-turbocharged V8 found in the Sauber C9 Le Mans racers from the late 1980s.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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