Danish design, world performance
The GTK project has been in the works for 3 years now and Kleemann has finally announced the official specs and background story to this brand new supercar. The Kleemann GTK is structurally based on the Mercedes SLK and is powered by the naturally aspirated SLK 55 AMG but with a complete Kleemann Kompressor system resulting in 540 HP and 700 Nm of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the road, top speed is limited to 300 km/h and the GTK speeds from 0 to 100km/h in roughly 3,7 seconds. GTK stands for a front-engined, rear-wheel driven, coupe shaped style of car, historicaly known as the Grand Turismo while the K stands for Kleemann.
Christian Brandt has designed the GTK Concept from scratch but with future Mercedes products in mind, some current Kleemann products are already based on the GTK concept like the TS-7 wheel and some styling cues can be traced to the new C-class and CLS-class kits. “The positive feedback from the market over the past couple of years confirms us in the belief that the KLEEMANN design direction we set in 2004 is right and appealing to the international market,” says Christian Brandt.
The Kleemann GTK is made out of carbon fibre panels and finished with existing Kleemann parts, testing has been taking place since 2005 with great success. Of course, with designing a car from the ground up you always run into a fair share of challenges but Christian Brandt says he has gained much experience from the process and foresees even more sophisticated and reliable Kleemann performance solutions thanks to that experience.