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Join RENNtech @ Supercar Week

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SUPERCAR WEEK PRESENTED BY PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

CONTINUES TO EXPAND WITH LEGENDS, LUXURY AND HORSEPOWER – ON LAND AND SEA

Supporters Include Sebring International Raceway, RENNtech, McLaren and the Ferretti Group

Jan. 8, 2014 / West Palm Beach, FL – Supercar Week presented by Palm Beach International Raceway – already in progress and continuing until the Supercar Supershow on Sunday at the downtown waterfront — is already the largest and most influential collection of automotive happenings in South Florida, and the scope of the event continues to grow with the addition of new sponsors and unique participants. 

The legendary Sebring International Raceway, which will host America’s oldest and most prestigious sports car endurance race — the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida” March 12-15, 2014 — has joined the ranks of event sponsors and will have a display during the SuperCar SuperShow Grand Finale event on the West Palm Beach waterfront (Sunday, January 12) featuring the Corvette C7 Stingray pace car that will lead the field for the start of legendary endurance race.

“We are pleased to be associated with SuperCar Week,” stated Sebring President and General manager Tres Stephenson. “This event is an auto enthusiast’s paradise and we welcome the opportunity to be a supporting sponsor.”

Established in 1989 by Harmut Feyhl, RENNtech is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary as the foremost authority on high-performance products for virtually all Mercedes-Benz models.  The company has broadened its expertise to include a broad spectrum of luxury automobile performance tuning – including Porsche, VW, Audi and Bentley, and with this growth, Lake Park-based RENNtech has increased its annual involvement with Supercar Week with an expanded display of high-performance luxury cars.

“As a high-performance company doing business locally, nationally and internationally, Supercar Week is a major part of our marketing and public relations effort,” says Feyhl.  “The high-performance community is a close-knit and I’m amazed every year by the business we generate in unlikely places, from Europe to Utah, as a result of our participation in Supercar Week.”

The Ferretti Group is a world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motoryachts,  with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the world including: Ferretti, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, and CRN.  With a newly-opened boutique showroom at 125 Worth Avenue housing a $1 million Aquariva Super, Ferretti will be exhibiting two upscale yachts, a 54-ft. Mochi Craft and a 64-ft. Pershing, at the downtown docks on Flagler Drive during Supercar Sunday, Jan. 12.

“Supercar Week is a good fit for us because we share the same clientele; car guys are often also boat guys,” says sales executive Scott Weiland.  “This is an experiment for us, but it’s no secret that devotees of high performance exotic sports cars often have a high-performance motor yacht moored somewhere nearby.  And if someone is interested in the aquatic equivalent of a Lamborghini or Ferrari, our Worth Avenue showroom is just a few minutes from the waterfront action on Sunday’s Supercar Supershow.”

The Supercar Supershow, the world’s largest outdoor display of exotic and high-performance cars, will feature no less than three McLaren MP4-12Cs, thanks to the participation of Tampa Bay-area dealer the Dimmit Group, which also sells Aston Martin, Bentley, Cadillac, Land Rover, Roll-Royce and Volvo vehicles.  The 12C is an ultra-high performance sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive, the street car division of the famed Formula One team. 

The MP4-12C features a carbon fiber composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing 616 horsepower.  The car will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 207 miles per hour.

These are the kind of performance numbers you would typically see from a race car, and Supercar Sunday will have plenty of those, including several cars from Riviera Beach-based Orbit Racing.  Specializing in all-things Porsche, from maintenance and performance upgrades to street-legal cars, Orbit is also runs a top team of Porsche factory GT racing cars and won the pole for their class in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona.

Another race team/street car combination is Pettit Racing and RevOmax lubricants, who will team up to auction off a customized, twin-turbo Mazda RX-7 built by Petit Racing, with part of the profits going to the late Paul Walker’s “Reach Out Worldwide” foundation.  The car is a street legal race car with custom bodywork, suspension and interior and performance modifications that give it a top speed of 170 mph.

RevOmax USA is a new, green lubricants company born from a passion for racing and improving things down to the smallest details. Founded by Excellent Performance Inc. and Ambertech Global, RevOmax USA is strategically positioned to become a leader in the automotive, marine, racing & powersports industries by specializing in environmentally friendly biolubricant technologies.

Over the past 25 years, Pettit Racing has become the premier source for quality parts and accessories for Mazda RX7, RX8 and most rotary powered vehicles.  Pettit Racing has dealer locations worldwide with offices & facilities in the US & UK.  The main U.S. facility is located in Palm Beach and houses the R&D, new product development, and a complete race car fabrication shop.

“I’m delighted, but not totally surprised by the growth we’re experiencing this year,” says Neil London, President and Executive Producer of Supercar Week, Inc. and Managing Director of ICTV1 Networks.  “This is one of the most high-profile and influential automotive enthusiast events in South Florida and word is getting around that we present a great marketing and promotional platform for a wide variety of companies, not just in the automotive industry, but also for luxury, style and art.  And our sponsors, participants and fans are not just local, but come from around the country and around the world, giving us all the elements we need to continue expanding and become a major automotive destination event.”

Held annually January 4 – 12 at various locations around Palm Beach County, Supercar Week presented by PBIR includes private VIP and public parties, opening day of the Polo Season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, a Track Day event at Palm Beach International Raceway, Supercar at The Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Media Day, Supercar at The Norton Museum of Art, Supercar Auction America, an art auction of significant exotics, classics and specialty vehicles and an art exhibition, this year entitled “The History of Formula 1,” and the grand finale Supercar SuperShow, held Sunday January 12th on the West Palm Beach Waterfront.

More than 50,000 people and 600 cars are expected for the 2014 Supercar Week presented by PBIR and Sunday’s Supercar Supershow, including supercars, race cars, classics, muscle cars, high performance sports cars, electric and ‘green’ cars and art cars.

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RENNtech @ SEMA 2013

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Come check out the C74 at SEMA next week! The car will be located at the Sicom Brakes booth in the Central Hall.

Save Now through December 21st!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

 

 

RENNtech / ADV.1 @ 2012 SEMA

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

RENNtech and ADV.1 have partnered at this years SEMA show in Las Vegas with a RENNtech modified CLS 63 Biturbo to revel our latest carbon fiber aero accessories, biturbo performance upgrades and the resurrection of the monolite wheel. Stay tuned for more product announcements and pictures…..

Matt Farah visits RENNtech and drives our CLS 63

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

from thesmokingtire.com:

With all the tuners we feature there is the question of “How did you get started?” Why are they here, and what gives them the credibility to convert money into speed. With the company RENNtech, that man is Hartmut Feyhl. Cred? Yes. He started working at the AMG facility when he was 17. He worked there for 12 years, then served as the North American technical director, all before he opened RENNtech. The famous AMG Hammer? The one Chris Harris just drove (For the CH fanboys, this must have been like finding the first Playboy Pamela Anderson did, complete with bush.)? Those were built by Hartmut. Back then it was almost impossible to import a German car (one that wasn’t approved for U.S.). So AMG’s solution was convert some W124s that were already in America. Really, he was there for AMGs genesis. So, bringing your car to him is like bringing it back to AMG itself and saying, “Please, Sir, may I have some more?” More horsepower porridge, coming right up.

 That’s what they’re doing with this CLS 63 AMG, a car that won our hearts in stock form (a memory now completely erased and over-shadowed by this superior rolling-burnout factory), RENNtech has modified the turbos, transmission and diffs so it produces over 700HP. They were still developing the kit, so it will eventually have almost 800HP, and (on the right tires) run 9s. 9 second 1/4 mile with massage seats, leather, and NAV, in a car as long as the street you live on. It’s simply ridiculous. watch the episode:

Winners Announced for BMW/MINI ECU

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

 

 We are pleased to announce the following winning participants of our BMW/Mini promotional ECU Drawing:

 Winner ECU Upgrade and Dyno time:

  • Chris Warren

 

Runners Up (Dyno facility time):

  • Sid Anand
  • Daniel Kikkert
  • MJ Manuel
  • James Pulver
  • Pratik Patel

 All winners will be contacted directly.

Thanks to all those who entered!

RENNtech BMW/Mini ECU Promotion

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Our BMW tuning line up has been generating quite a buzz lately and to add a little fuel to the fire we are offering up the chance to win some goodies.

From now until July 20th, 2012 you can register online to win a RENNtech ECU upgrade for your BMW/MINI. We are also offering those in the South Florida area (or willing to travel) the chance at one of five spots for dyno time at ourWest Palm Beach, Florida facility

Register online by clicking  HERE

and completing the online  form.

Entries must be received before midnight on July 20th, 2012.

 

RENNtech CLS on the way to Gold Rush Rally 4

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

RENNtech CLS 63 on the way to Gold Rush Rally 4. The east coast leg will bring this exotic car parade through Atlanta, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Naples and end in Miami.

The event starts Wed, June 13th and ends during the early morning hours of Sunday at the event awards ceremony in Miami Beach. The RENNtech CLS 63 will be running this east coast leg along with 50 other high end luxury and exotic cars including Ferrari’s, Bentley’s, Porsche’s, Mclaren’s and no less than 3 Bugatti Veyron’s.

This event should truly be one for the books!

To see the entire vehicle image gallery click here:

CLS63 Biturbo 10.79 @ 130.77mph- Fastest Run To Date

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

From RoadTest TV:

We recently attended the StreetCarDrags.com event held at Palm Beach International Raceway on May 6, 2012. This is the 3rd StreetCarDragsevent we attended, and, as before, many amazing cars showed up to race including multiple Corvette ZR1s, GTRs, Vipers, Evos, Camaros and some Benzes. Trophies were awarded for the Fastest American Car, Fastest Japanese Car, Fastest European Car, Best 60 foot time and Best Reaction Time.

The Benz that brought home the trophy for the Fastest European car was RENNtech’s 2012 CLS63 with a stout 10.79 @ 130.77 mph. RENNtech brought out a few of its project cars and gladly accepted our request to strap some of our test equipment into its record setting 2012 CLS63 to get some performance numbers.

May in South Florida is generally warm and humid, and May 6th was no exception. At the time of our testing, the temperatures were in the mid to high 80s with a density altitude of over 2000 feet.  Despite the less than desirable conditions, the acceleration numbers were staggering from RENNtech’s warmed over V8 BiTurbo CLS63 …. as you can see from the data below:

RENNtech        STOCK
0 to 60 mph       3.0 seconds   ( 4.2 seconds)
0 to 100 mph     6.5 seconds   ( 9.2 seconds)
60 to 130 mph    7.6 seconds   (11.4 seconds)

The RENNtech CLS63 has the following mods: RENNtech modified ECU, larger heat exchanger, high efficiency intercooler pump, 100% locking differential, high flow downpipes with 200 cell cats, drag radials and front skinnies. The RENNtech CLS is still equipped with its stock turbos and stock airboxes (for now..), and the car retains all of its stock interior as no weight was taken out of the vehicle.

We also got a chance to log some miles on this car after the event and can say, without hesitation, that the rush of power from the RENNtech mods is eye ball flattening at every RPM.   However, the RENNtech CLS63 is a docile as a stock CLS63 for everyday use.