Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mercedes CLK GTR...

...painted from a scale model I bought off TradeMe a while back, although one of Carole's bears now owns it apparently.

This car immediately dominated its FIA GT1 class in 1997, to the point where no-one stood against it in 1999, leading to the cancellation of the class. Mercedes then replaced it with a similar-looking-but-unsuccessful successor, the CLR, whose brief stint at Le Mans in 1999 was rather embarrassing thanks to aerodynamics problems making it prone to take flight at inopportune times, which probably contributed to Mercedes exiting the sports car scene soon afterwards.