Accomplished Mercedes Benz tuner Renntech has played around with the already overpowered SL65 AMG Black Series, and has come up with a hardtop coupe that shoots out 865 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet at the crank. The Renntech SL65 Black Series dyno run had 5 more HP than the Brabus Vanish, which was clocked in at 800 HP. That’s also 135 more ponies and 263 more lb-ft than the stock SL 65 Black Series. This car means business even next to SLRs Roadsters. The SL65 Black Series has the kind of threshold of power-to-weight-to-possible grip. Everybody would surely like to experience this kind of power. It is simply a monster HP/torque… Continue Reading »
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RENNtech hast turned the already factory tuned C63 AMG into a beast; with 580hp (130 more than the normal C63) and a top speed of 187 mph, you’re almost guaranteed a ticket on your first spin around the block. The RENNtech engineers have actually thought about that, and how annoying cops can be when you’re trying to go 75mph in a 35mph zone, which is why the have partnered up with Technicar. Together they designed and implemented a secret weapon that will warm you if any police radar guns or even laser guns are being pointed at you car. Not only does it warn you and show you the direction… Continue Reading »
RENNTECH is celebrating its 20 years of tuning excellence with a series of extremely limited-production vehicles. Similar to what they have done to the limited edition SLR 777, they created a concept design of what the G-Class will look like. It will be powered by CDI Diesel engine and produce almost 400 lb-ft of torque. Just like with their GLK Rally concept and the SLR 777, Platune Design came up with the illustration and conceptual design. We’re looking forward to learning more about the G Concept and hopefully seeing some real pictures soon.
While Volker Mornhinweg, boss of AMG, surrendered declared the horsepower wars as being over, here comes another Mercedes tuning company that’s not giving up. Just yesterday we reported on how BRABUS is continuing the war with their new M-Class Widestar, now comes news from RENNtech that they are joining them. To show their intentions, they will be releasing numerous limited edition (20 to be exact) of super tuned Mercedes cars this year, to mark their 20th anniversary as a tuning master. One of their projects with be the RENNtech 777, or better known as the re-skined and reworked Mercedes SLR. The 777 concept is really an all-new car that makes… Continue Reading »
After an intense, 45-day build and grueling 30 days of campaigning for votes from friends (like BenzInsider), family, and total strangers, Mercedes-Benz announced that RENNTECH has won the MBUSA GLK tuner build-off! The competition wasn’t easy, with BLVD Customs’ strong GLK “Urban Whip” roadster and Brabus’ slick “Widestar” each swapping positions with RENNTECH for the lead throughout. At the end of the day, however, Mercedes acknowledged that RENNTECH’s sweeping program of upgrades – which included extensive engine mods, software development, aerodynamic bodywork, suspension and brake upgrades, as well as converting the GLK to hybrid drive – pushed RENNTECH’s GLK 350 Spec.R Pike’s Peak rally racer “over the edge”.
In case you missed all the stories about the this years SEMA (automobile aftermarket show), which we doubt you did as we’ve covered it numerous times. Nevertheless, here is a cool slideshow on how the RENNtech Pikes Peak was constructed, a little behind the scene if you like. The RENNtech Pikes Peak was inspired by the winged, unlimited-class rally cars of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb, RENNtech set about creating a GLK that could master the pack and leave the rest chewing gravel. But, this wild GLK has a few surprises beneath its menacing exterior. Hybrid powertrains are generally associated with fuel efficiency and lower emissions. However, RENNtech has… Continue Reading »
Inspired by the winged, unlimited-class rally cars of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb, RENNtech set about creating a GLK that could master the pack and leave the rest chewing gravel. But, this wild GLK has a few surprises beneath its menacing exterior. Hybrid powertrains are generally associated with fuel efficiency and lower emissions. However, RENNtech has taken one more benefit of the hybrid principle to turn the GLK into a formidable performer. By combining an electric motor in parallel with the 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine, RENNtech has been able to capture the impressive torque that characterises electric motor drives, adding 54 Nm to enhance the GLK’s performance off-the-line… Continue Reading »