If you’ve secured yourself a ticket to the Las Vegas Grand Prix and have a cool £16 million burning a hole in your pocket, you could bring yourself home a pair of Mercedes CLK GTRs.
As part of RM Sotheby’s official auction at the hotly-anticipated return of Formula One to the Nevada tourist haven, both a coupe and roadster example of the Le Mans homologation ‘Strassenversion’ will be going under the hammer.
Both cars use an AMG 6.9-litre naturally-aspirated V12, producing 604bhp and 572lb ft of torque, thumped to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox.
The coupe was born in a time when the top tier of Le Mans required a manufacturer to produce at least one road car to homologate their top-tier cars - resulting in the likes of the McLaren F1 GT and Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion. This 1999 example is one of just 20 made and is expected to fetch up to $9 million (around £7.4m).
Rarer still, the 2002 CLK GTR roadster is one of only six in existence and, with only 106 miles on the clock, hasn’t even been run in. It’s estimated to sell for up to $13 million (approx. £10.6m).
This CLK GTR pairing is just two of a handful of pretty special Mercedes available at the Vegas auction. Our highlight is a one-of-100 CLK DTM AMG, with others including a 1957 300 SL Roadster, an AMG GT Black Series Project One edition and a 190E Evo II.
Oh, and a 2013 W04 F1 car - you know, the one Lewis Hamilton made his Mercedes debut in and the exact chassis he won the Hungarian Grand Prix, his first for the team. Nothing too notable, then.
Despite the high concentration of the Stuttgart manufacturer’s work, this isn’t a Mercedes-specific auction. Among the other offerings will be a Porsche 959, a Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package and a Ferrari F40 GT. You can even bid for a Hermès Birkin handbag to put all those keys in.