Posts Tagged ‘project car’

RENNtech GLK 350 Hybrid v2.0 On Tour W/ Mercedes-Benz USA

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

In 2008, RENNtech unveiled the GLK350 Hybrid Pikes Peak Rally Car, a concept vehicle which won the 2008 SEMA Show Mercedes-Benz tuner build off competition. This vehicle was designed not only to turn heads as a show car, but to serve as a proof-of-concept and testament to our dedication to our core concept; performance without compromise. Fast forward nearly 3 years, countless automotive trade shows, numerous track events and extensive real world miles; the GLK Pikes Peak project has been completely revamped and restyled for a final tour in 2011 with Mercedes-Benz USA. Upon completion of the US tour schedule, the GLK will retire to a place of honor in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicle Museum located in Irvine, CA as part of their permanent collection. This will be the second vehicle prepared by RENNtech that has found its way into the hallowed halls of the Mercedes-Benz Museum Collection, the first of which was the E60 RS project car built for comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
When approached with the opportunity, RENNtech completely revamped the vehicles exterior and collaborated once again with 3M Commercial Graphics Division to complement the GLK’s aggressive exterior styling. This original body kit was entirely designed and engineered by RENNtech in-house, using the latest in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and rapid prototype capabilities. The concept behind the restyling was to not only completely change the vehicles appearance, but utilize vinyl materials in finishes rarely seen in the automotive world. 3M chose the RENNtech GLK as the showpiece to revel their latest product line of 1080 Scotchprint ® textured automotive vinyl wrap. This preprinted, 3.5 mil dual cast film was applied to nearly every exterior surface of the vehicle in a stunning combination of brushed steel (1080-BR201) and black carbon fiber (1080 CF-12) with subtle red pin stripping to further accent the vehicles bold lines.
The GLK350 Pikes Peak Project will be unveiled to the public during Mercedes-Benz first leg of their tour schedule at the Pittsburgh International Automotive Show February 10-13th, 2011. Additional stops on the tour schedule include Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Denver. After its time on the road, the vehicle can be seen at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicle Museum in Irvine, California.

RENNtech would like to thank the unwavering support of the following companies, with whom realizing both phases of such a large project would not have been possible:  Mercedes-Benz, 3M, KW Suspensions, Goff’s Curtain Walls, David Dimitrion, Nitto Tires, Optima Batteries, JRD, Schroth Racing, Technicar, Seibon

To view project images and pictures of 3M’s latest line of textured vinyl, click here:

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Akrapovic C63 Titanium Exhaust

Friday, November 19th, 2010

We have just finished our in house install on our C74 project car with the latest full titanium exhaust system from Akrapovic and are delighted to say that the exhaust truly exceeded our expectations in both quality and performance. It’s fit and finish were top notch and the exhaust note is amazing. It has a deep growl and rich tonal qualities which are completely unique to it’s titanium construction. The resulting sound is much deeper when compared to a similar system in stainless steel. Below  is an installed picture as well as a video to judge for yourself.

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Exhausts systems are going fast as we have already sold two and are the only dealer    who has sold or installed one of these systems. There are only a few remaining before another production run sometime in the new year. Those interested should call RENNtech directly at 561-845-7888 to reserve your exhaust.

1961 190SL “BENT” Project Car @ SEMA

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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Over the last 100 years, Mercedes Benz has been responsible for designing arguably some of the most beautiful cars ever built. Sadly, most of these early examples have faded away or fell victim to the ravages of time; leaving but a handful of road going examples. So what did Hot Rods and Custom Stuff, located in Escondido, California do when a client asked for a fully custom vehicle that featured the design of a 50 year old MB classic with current MB technology? Their interpretation created something truly special.

The creators of the “Mercedes-Bent,” as the project was dubbed, strategically lengthened and widened a 1961 190SL body to fit over the platform and running gear of a 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 with a 6.0L twin turbo V-12 power plant. The result is this stunning vehicle which boasted old world charm, with all the new school bells and whistles.

The talented team at Hot Rods and Custom Stuff then came to RENNtech to give their modern classic stunning performance to match it looks. With that, nothing was left on the table and RENNtech provided our full line of performance tuning parts for their build. This included our carbon fiber air boxes and engine cover, ECU tuning upgrade, TCU upgrade, suspension lowering module, upgraded intercooler pump, RENNtech big brake kit 3 with 8 piston front calipers and 4 piston rears, RENNtech camber and toe suspension links and a 100% locking rear differential.

The Mercedes “Bent” proved to be one of the most touted cars to stroll onto the 2010 SEMA floor, winning the Mothers Choice Award for Excellence in Automotive Design as well as runner up for best in show .

Check out pictures of the Mercedes “Bent” in our photo gallery here:

Also, head over to Hot Rods and Custom Stuff for more project photos- click here:

RENNtech C74 Widebody Aerodynamic Package Now Available

Monday, October 18th, 2010

RENNtech is proud to introduce the ultimate upgrade for your W204 (2007-up) C63 AMG! Our DTM inspired C74 conversion kit transforms your C63 into an aggressive, wide bodied beast which boasts bold styling, refined aerodynamics, increased downforce and improved handling thanks to the increase in overall vehicle track width.

Our C74 kit represents countless hours of design, development and testing all engineered entirely in house by RENNtech. Each component is crafted in prepreg, autoclaved carbon fiber in either matte or gloss finish to suit individual desires. These components integrate seamlessly with the vehicles exterior and most components can be installed without modifications to exterior bodywork.

The complete C74 conversion kit includes our proprietary rear deck lid spoiler, rear diffuser package featuring distinctive exhaust tips, front and rear fender flares and wide body conversion kit. This combination increases the overall vehicle rear track width to 74” and allows for the ability to run up to an 11” wide rear wheel with a 315 series tire for the ultimate in handling and traction.

Our C74 components are also available as individual styling options and for a limited time, we will be offering special pricing on both the full C74 widebody full conversion kit as well as the C63 Aero Package. This option provides all the benefits of the increased 74” rear track, but without the front fender flares.

Contact RENNtech for more information regarding our one of a kind C74 conversion or any of our other performance options for your Mercedes. RENNtech- Performance without compromise.

C74 Full Package $15,450

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  • Full high quality carbon fiber exterior aero package includes Rear Decklid Spoiler, Rear Diffuser, Rear Widebody Kit, Front Wide Body Kit and Front Splitter
  • OE quality and perfect fitment
  • All products designed, developed and engineered in house by RENNtech
  • 74″ rear track width
  • DTM inspired package injects adrenaline into the C63 exterior styling with a wider stance and improved aerodynamics



C63 Aerodynamic Package $11,950

Exterior carbon fiber aero package includes all of the above listed components, but without the Front Widebody Kit


C63 Rear Decklid Spoiler $1,650

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  • Full high quality carbon fiber (gloss or matte)
  • Agressive design improves airflow and downforce on rear of vehicle
  • Easy installation, mounts with 3M double-sided tape



C63 Front Splitter $2,650

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  • Full high quality carbon fiber (gloss, or matte)
  • Greatly enhances front fascia aesthetics while keeping a similar approach angle
  • Splitter was specifically designed to increase front end downforce while still allowing proper underbody airflow in order to function with our rear diffuser
  • No modifications or drilling required, installs with 3M double sided tape and four OEM underbody fastening points



C63 Rear Diffuser w/ Integrated exhaust tips $3,950

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  • Full high quality carbon fiber (gloss, or matte)
  • Replaces the OE diffuser and exhaust tips
  • Utilizes same attachment locations as the OE diffuser
  • Aggressive/race inspired design improves air flow underneath the vehicle, increases rear downforce and functions as the companion component to our front splitter
  • Four CNC machined 3.5” exhaust tips and blow-through pipes included



Rear Widebody Kit $3,850

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  • 6 pc. fender flare package
  • Full high quality carbon fiber (gloss, or matte)
  • Brings rear track width to 74”
  • Fits up to 11” wide wheels and 315 series tire
  • DTM style design with integrated extractors



Front Widebody Kit $3,750

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  • 6 pc.fender flare package
  • Full high quality carbon fiber (gloss, or matte)
  • Compliments widened rear track width and improves steering characteristics
  • DTM style design with integrated extractors