Just a few pics of the RENN’s GLK – from Ree Bisaccio at MBUSA.
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 Rally Racer “over the edge”.
RENNTECH would like to thank all our friends and sponsors (listed, below), this build would not have been possible without you.
Thanks for all your support!
You’ve seen our GLK, voted for us at MB’s website (CLICK HERE if you haven’t), and now you can click the pic above to download this new wallpaper/poster of RENNTECH’s GLK 350 Spec.R hybrid rally racer (11 x 17″, 100 dpi)!
EDIT: SAME DAY
We were able to find a YouTube clip, so the video above is now embedded, not a link. Don’t forget to vote for RENNTECH’s GLK rally racer at MBUSA.com/GLK!!
Mercedes is letting the public decide which of the 4 tuners did a better job on their assigned theme – you can text GLK73 to 48457 to vote for RENNTECH.
Thanks for your support!
For those of you not “in the know”, Mercedes-Benz selected RENNTECH to build a rally version of their new GLK 350 light SUV, and told us to find inspiration in the Pikes’ Peak International Hillclimb Unlimited-class racers. With that directive in mind, RENNTECH delivered the “rally-red” hybrid racer you see above (posing with RENNTECH president, Hartmut Feyhl, and swimsuit model Andrea).
Powered by a 350 hp, RENNTECH-tuned version the 3.5 liter V6 found in Mercedes’ Euro-market SLK sport, RENNTECH’s hybrid rally-racer project is meant to show that motorsports can be made environmentally responsible without sacrificing “the show”.
More specs and info. coming soon …
A few weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz issued a press release announcing that it would be hosting a tuner build-off at this year’s SEMA show, pitting RENNTECH against 3 other well-known tuning firms. The winner of the build-off will be decided by popular vote on November 4, when the cars will be revealed to the industry at SEMA.
RENNTECH’s entry has been covered HERE and HERE, but you have the chance to get a “sneak peak” at RENNTECH’s rally dominator now – by visiting www.MBUSA.com/GLK. Click on the highlighted buttons (as shown, below) to make your way to the build videos.
CLICK HERE to jump to the site.