• New world's quickest and fastest Mercedes record - Renntech SLR runs 9.68@142

      Congratulations to Renntech who raised the bar to a whole new level. This Renntech tuned SLR was the first Mercedes to break into the 9's with a 9.76@140 and now they have taken the record to 9.68@142. It is important to keep in mind this was done at PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) in Florida so in colder weather and at a different track this is definitely a mid 9 second capable car. Changes from the previous runs include a larger throttle body and redesigned headers. Absolutely incredible work, congratulations to Renntech.



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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Have no idea where the thread for this went...
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        An SLR that can beat a Veyron...AWESOME!
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        My friends from RENNtech, thats why I have their FLASH on my 335d!! Kudos to Hartmut,Lenny and the gang!!!!
      1. BAD430BENZ's Avatar
        BAD430BENZ -
        would be more impressive if it was an individual putting all the money into his car to make it do that....but this is still a quick car Click here to enlarge
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Does that car have Amy safety equip or does pbir let you run without?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BAD430BENZ Click here to enlarge
        would be more impressive if it was an individual putting all the money into his car to make it do that....but this is still a quick car Click here to enlarge

        HUH? So you're saying who pays for the mods has any bearing on how impressive the run is ? Makes no sense at all and actually just shows how committed Renntech is to proving their products and backing them up with runs instead of dyno graphs.
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        This is the world's fastest mercedes? What defines "mercedes" in this world record?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        This is the world's fastest mercedes? What defines "mercedes" in this world record?
        Why would it not be a Mercedes? The motor is basically just a version of what was in the E55. It is more Mercedes than McLaren IMO.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        HUH? So you're saying who pays for the mods has any bearing on how impressive the run is ? Makes no sense at all and actually just shows how committed Renntech is to proving their products and backing them up with runs instead of dyno graphs.
        Exactly, the car did what it did.

        Finding SLR owners willing to drag race and modify their car likely isn't quite so easy.
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Have no idea where the thread for this went...
        What happened to my thread? I never deleted it Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        What happened to my thread? I never deleted it Click here to enlarge
        I don't know Mo, I think there was a glitch. I can't find the thread?
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why would it not be a Mercedes? The motor is basically just a version of what was in the E55. It is more Mercedes than McLaren IMO.
        I think you misunderstood my post. I'm saying is there nothing you could call a mercedes that can run quicker than a high 9 on a drag strip?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        I think you misunderstood my post. I'm saying is there nothing you could call a mercedes that can run quicker than a high 9 on a drag strip?
        Yes, I misunderstood. I do not believe there is any faster street Mercedes out there.
      1. ls1carguy's Avatar
        ls1carguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        HUH? So you're saying who pays for the mods has any bearing on how impressive the run is ? Makes no sense at all and actually just shows how committed Renntech is to proving their products and backing them up with runs instead of dyno graphs.
        I would be more impressed if a sole human, not a company PR dept., threw that much money at an already expensive car. But that doesn't take away from the performance results. It runs HARD
      1. BAD430BENZ's Avatar
        BAD430BENZ -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        HUH? So you're saying who pays for the mods has any bearing on how impressive the run is ? Makes no sense at all and actually just shows how committed Renntech is to proving their products and backing them up with runs instead of dyno graphs.
        in no way am i saying it's not impressive . the car runs like a bat out of hell and that's a great thing to watch . i'm just saying it's more impressive to watch a vehicle , owned by an individual and built with the money of an individual ( Jim , Earl , Keith , etc. ) , to run great numbers and outperform most vehicles out there .

        i give all the credit in the world to Renntech for building this monster Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        I think you misunderstood my post. I'm saying is there nothing you could call a mercedes that can run quicker than a high 9 on a drag strip?
        It's because they don't have E30's and E36's Click here to enlarge
      1. AMG4ME's Avatar
        AMG4ME -
        Congrats! nice run!!
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BAD430BENZ Click here to enlarge
        in no way am i saying it's not impressive . the car runs like a bat out of hell and that's a great thing to watch . i'm just saying it's more impressive to watch a vehicle , owned by an individual and built with the money of an individual ( Jim , Earl , Keith , etc. ) , to run great numbers and outperform most vehicles out there .

        i give all the credit in the world to Renntech for building this monster Click here to enlarge
        So this particular car is owned by Renntech ??
      1. ls1carguy's Avatar
        ls1carguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        So this particular car is owned by Renntech ??
        I've seen the car in magazines and online, it's owned by Luxury4play, an online automotive social network. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
      1. Benz-O-Rama's Avatar
        Benz-O-Rama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        I think you misunderstood my post. I'm saying is there nothing you could call a mercedes that can run quicker than a high 9 on a drag strip?
        Mopar power plant though...

        Click here to enlarge