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    • Weistec Engineering sets new quickest and fastest Mercedes-Benz AMG world record with a 9.1 @ 155 1/4 mile pass

      Congratulations are in order to Weistec Engineering for raising the bar and setting a new world record. The previous world's fastest Mercedes-Benz record also set by this same Weistec supercharged CLK63 AMG stood at 9.757 @ 151.95 which was set in November of last year at the ATCO dragstrip in New Jersey. In less favorable conditions at Byron Dragway in Illinois the same Weistec supercharged M156 built motor V8 W209 CLK63 AMG Black Series managed a 9.193 @ 155.11 pass with a 1.550 60 foot time good for a new quickest and fastest Mercedes world record.


      Density altitude at noon was 730 feet above sea level and the temperature was 55.9 degrees. Not the best conditions possible but certainly not terrible either. With zero to negative density altitude the car will run 8's as it sits and some power was dialed out to help the 315/50/16 Mickey Thompson drag radials hook off the line.

      A video and the timeslips are below. Please do not pay attention to the date on the slips it is incorrect. The passes took place on 5/17/2014 not the 5/19/2014 it states which at the time of this writing is actually tomorrow.

      The quickest pass comes on a 150 trap speed with a 9.160 elapsed time and the fastest trap speed is a 155.78 which comes on the worst 60 foot at 1.716. The most telling pass is the 9.193 @ 155.11 slip. An incredible 4.0 second flat 60-130 time was also achieved.

      Congratulations to all involved and at this point Weistec is only competing against themselves. It certainly looks like the first 8 second Mercedes street car will come from Weistec Engineering.









      This article was originally published in forum thread: Weistec sets new world record started by ezec63 View original post
      Comments 256 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Um Weistec didn't want anyone talking about this before the video was up.

        I know all about the DA and the slips are sitting in my inbox.
      1. boostedmaserati's Avatar
        boostedmaserati -
        Damn that's $#@!ing amazing! What car was this?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
      1. louis redfoot's Avatar
        louis redfoot -
        why did he flare the front fenders and not the rears? coulda ran 8's
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by louis redfoot Click here to enlarge
        why did he flare the front fenders and not the rears? coulda ran 8's
        He didn't flare them Mercedes flared them and they did the front and the rear.
      1. louis redfoot's Avatar
        louis redfoot -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        He didn't flare them Mercedes flared them and they did the front and the rear.
        the fronts look a lot wider than the rears, which seems backwards for a drag racer. now if someone could custom make a removable seat setup, maybe pull the ac too
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Thats sick you see the side to side gliding when running down the track though. it's insane weistec makes some very sick cars!
      1. rdeterman's Avatar
        rdeterman -
        lookin good! Car is running hard!
      1. louis redfoot's Avatar
        louis redfoot -
        with weight reduction, blown out rear fenders (like shaq had on his sl500), some carbon fiber components, perhaps a true drag-spec tranny... could hit 7's on a good day. i'm assuming he has or can afford a beater.
      1. SLV335I's Avatar
        SLV335I -
        It so crazy to see a MB that fast and also sounds that mean. Congrats JRCART. Great to see you driving your own car and not your builder.
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLV335I Click here to enlarge
        Great to see you driving your own car and not your builder.
        here we go
      1. SLV335I's Avatar
        SLV335I -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by louis redfoot Click here to enlarge
        with weight reduction, blown out rear fenders (like shaq had on his sl500), some carbon fiber components, perhaps a true drag-spec tranny... could hit 7's on a good day. i'm assuming he has or can afford a beater.
        This car is one of many toys JRCART owns.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by louis redfoot Click here to enlarge
        with weight reduction, blown out rear fenders (like shaq had on his sl500), some carbon fiber components, perhaps a true drag-spec tranny... could hit 7's on a good day. i'm assuming he has or can afford a beater.
        It has weight stripped out. 7's is very optimistic and beyond the blower's capability IMO but it will run 8's.
      1. louis redfoot's Avatar
        louis redfoot -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLV335I Click here to enlarge
        This car is one of many toys JRCART owns.
        would definitely go full race spec if it was my car. pretty much halfway through the door as is anyway.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLV335I Click here to enlarge
        It so crazy to see a MB that fast and also sounds that mean. Congrats JRCART. Great to see you driving your own car and not your builder.
        He's located in Chicago and Weistec is in Santa Ana, California. Not that your cheap shots don't come across. I see you do not criticize when Weistec does drive his cars, interesting. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rawad1017 Click here to enlarge
        here we go
        Here goes nothing this thread is staying on topic and anyone who does otherwise will be removed from it.
      1. louis redfoot's Avatar
        louis redfoot -
        when i was into car parts (~15-20 yrs ago), nobody in single digits considered keeping the car streetable. drag shoes, tow trucks, and plastic windows were a given
      1. Jacob502's Avatar
        Jacob502 -
        Video and timeslip please. That is just great.
      1. Jacob502's Avatar
        Jacob502 -
        nevermind, just saw the video @ Mbworld. Car hooked pretty good. Congrats Weistec

        It did a best of 9.160 in elapsed time
        and a best of 155.78mph in trap speed
      1. louis redfoot's Avatar
        louis redfoot -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Weistec ran a 9.1 @ 155 today obliterating the record !! Surprised no one has talked about this all day ! @Sticky your car is going to have it's hands full with this monster they still didn't get best launch and DA wasn'tgreat the car will go 8's as it sits
        i'll sponsor sticky's weight reduction if he's looking (it'll cost you a sticky lol). you can do it! to imply that bimmers can only rule the twisties, i don't believe that