The year 2012 started off with quite a bang for Renntech. Their updated version of the Mercedes SLR - already known for being the world’s fastest SLR - established a new quarter-mile record of 9.76 seconds at a speed of 140.8 mph. This new time smashes its previous record of 10.29 seconds and 134mph established in October 2011.

The Mercedes SLR used for the record-breaking run was equipped with a Mansory Renovatio bodykit, a new set of Agetro M140 Monoblock wheels, and a custom interior. The engine was obviously hooked up; it put a modified supercharger to good use, along with larger heat exchangers, a more efficient intercooler pump, prototype race headers, a limited slip differential, and a modified the five-speed transmission to handle the extra power. As a result, the SLR delivers an amazing 800 HP!

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Source: Roadtesttv

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9 comments:

  (9) posted on 07.12.2012

by the way whos the sad car?

  (9) posted on 07.12.2012

WOOOOOOOW!!!!now thats what i m talking about! thats the quickest mercedes ! thats the quickest car in the world!

  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

Watching this videos amazed me most because of the great concept the manufacturers ever done. I know that they will never stop on improving their models as time arises.

  (472) posted on 01.26.2012

800hp that’s a cracking sound. It’s the world’s fastest Speed light racer. Mercedes made a good step.

  (441) posted on 01.19.2012

I can’t help myself from cheering for Mercedes! Haha. The drive was pretty cool and amazing. I had goosebumps as I watch the video. Cheers to this 800 HP Mercedes car! smiley

  (224) posted on 01.18.2012

A big thumbs up to you my Mercedes! I’m truly proud of you. Every time I saw many models of Mercedes, it makes me very proud of due to their very unique styles. I really enjoyed watching this video.

  (384) posted on 01.16.2012

A great job for Mercedes and a great news for me because I’m a big fan in this model. A big thumbs up to you Mercedes. I am really amazed with the speed performance, 800 HP in just a run? What a supercar! I’d love to watch this video many times because the sounds is so good.

  (242) posted on 01.16.2012

I also enjoyed watching this video! And same with you, I am totally impressed on that 800 HP! Too fast to get us noticed that it is on the track. Haha. And the car doesn’t really seem like a race car.

  (445) posted on 01.12.2012

That was really amazing!!! 800 HP in just a run! What a total jet! Haha. I really enjoyed watching this video, too bad that this is too short. No doubt for that car is really fast!

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