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Kleemann GTK Makes Show Debut

 Kleemann GTK Makes Show Debut
Kleemann D-SCK Concept

Twin D-SCK Concept on show too

Kleemann, the Danish tuning house best known for enhancing Mercedes cars, has been working the past three years on their very own concept car. Last October Kleemann revealed the first images and specifications of their GTK concept car.

The Kleemann GTK is based on the Mercedes SLK and is powered by the SLK 55 AMG engine producing 540 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Kleemann also claims a limited top speed of 300 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h time of roughly 3.7 seconds for their GTK. GTK literally stands for Gran Turismo Kleemann, which translates into a front-engined but rear-wheel driven coupe.

Designer, Christian Brandt, penned the GTK from the ground up, while design student Jesper Hermann designed its twin, the D-SCK Concept (seen above) which made its debut at the Danish car show last week. The WCF newsroom is undecided over which concept looks better, maybe a vote among readers is necessary.

Christian Brandt and Jesper Hermann have now formed a new design consultancy and Kleemann will work exclusively with the new company for all its design work in the future.

Lars Meller Jensen, Head of Design, Marketing and PR said: "We actually see it as a great advantage that we are now working with an external design consultancy instead of employing an in-house designer. Jesper and Christian's vast experience on KLEEMANN design and products is a huge advantage to us, and the fact that they will now also work on projects for other manufactures will, I think, give them a lot of experience and knowledge which will benefit KLEEMANN long term. An example of a similar cooporation is the lifelong relation between Ferrari and Pininfarina."

Source: Kleemann
Published Apr 7, 2008 10:41 am By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen

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Comments (9)

 keithxp keithxp
its not very elegant is it... i should like it but for some reason i cant
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April 8, 2008 9:27 pm
 122 122
D-SCK definitely looks better. GTK's wheels makes the car look small (due to the irrelavant huge wheels)
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April 8, 2008 2:37 pm
 Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
I dunno I like the GTK better, it seems less over exaggerated.
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April 7, 2008 8:14 pm
 saint_dracula saint_dracula
I know - do what Jeep did and build both.
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April 7, 2008 6:21 pm
 xLumino xLumino
It looks like a mid-engine-sportscar... I like the organic and edged designshapes. The head- and taillights of Mercedes CLS fit the car in an awesome fresh way. This is really a sports-GTCR ^^: a Grand Tourism Compact Racer! I really want to drive this car.
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April 7, 2008 4:51 pm
 joelynn joelynn
the D-SCK is lower and more lithe, plus it looks less like a conglomoration of mercedes parts, but the GTK is more agressive. As a Mercedes maybe the GTK would be best but as an independent the D-SCK wins.
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April 7, 2008 4:46 pm
 Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
The D-SCK looks better, if still a little samey as all the other mid-engined car concepts we see on here weekly.
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April 7, 2008 4:20 pm
 bernardo bernardo
I like It.
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April 7, 2008 4:17 pm
 Lekz Lekz
I say D-SCK looks better.. the GTK looks too similar to mercedes, as joelynn said
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April 7, 2008 4:08 pm