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VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz SLK340 Hillclimb Monster

This Mercedes-Benz SLK340 is not your average hair-dresser’s car. It’s a purpose-built hill climb racer complete with a full roll cage and V8 engine up-front.

From the outside, it looks like mostly like a normal SLK if you strip away the enormous rear wing and the low-slung bodywork. However, the stock engine has been replaced with a LMP2-spec 3.4-liter Judd V8 engine that puts out 610 hp and yet it weighs just 780 kg.

Checkout the video below as the SLK340 makes its way up a twisty hill climb. Also note how the massive rear wing and splitter work to keep the car planted to the road surface.

Mercedes-Benz SLK340 Hillclimb Monster:

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