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      Published on 03-14-2011 10:31 PM
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      Renntech has released their carbon front splitter and rear diffuser for the SLS AMG. The front splitter is a bolt on piece which has been engineered by Renntech and is a functional component designed to increase the down force at the front. The rear diffuser was designed as a companion piece to be used in conjunction with the front splitter to direct airflow. It is also a bolt on piece not requiring drilling or modification to the existing body pieces. Bring your checkbook, the front splitter is $3950 and the rear diffuser is $4495. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 08:52 PM
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      Mercedes released this overview video of how the new R172 SLK came about. Pretty interesting video on how they go about the design and testing finally getting down to the final assembly and production model. Well worth watching just for how they go about the on road testing such as for driving in winter conditions. This is the type of thing that makes you appreciate just how much work goes into a new model and the quality of Mercedes production, development, and testing. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 06:36 AM
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      Well, here we go, finally, we have a race involving BB member blkclk550. After 30+ pages of keybord warfare races took place. Now, we are told the 335 was on a 100 octane map. Blaizon, the 335 owner, said he would run a 93 octane map. The CLK does pretty well seemingly getting the jump each time and holding it. The cars seem pretty evenly matched with the JB4 having a slight top end advantage. The commentary by whomever filmed was humorous but we could do without it. Either way, look at the vids and decide for yourself. ...
      Published on 03-12-2011 05:32 AM
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      Renntech has released their Mercedes SLS AMG long tube headers. They don't come cheap, MSRP being $8200. They seem to be a quality piece that is ceramic coated. Power claims are 20 horsepower and 20 pound-feet of torque but there are no dyno or performance numbers to substantiate any power claims. The headers include 200 cell sport cats and we wonder what the gains and price would be without the integrated cats. ...
      Published on 03-11-2011 03:22 PM
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      The C63 in this video belongs to BenzBoost.com member Dodger63. For any who has doubted the performance numbers coming from this C63, this video should provide a very strong reality check confirming the C63 in the video is indeed a strong 10 second car. Modifications are as follows: MHP V4 tune, MHP headers, MHP race exhaust, Carbonio intake, Evo rotors, Braille battery, Sparco seat, and there was a passenger. Vid speaks for itself, check it out below. ...
      Published on 03-10-2011 06:43 AM
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      Mercedes has expanded their AMG Academy program to include... yes, the SLS AMG GT3 racecar. They actually have several programs based around the real thing. There are four levels to the program: GT3 Experience, GT3 Warm-Up, GT3 Training, and GT3 Competition. The first level of just experiencing the race car starts at 1,500 Euro. The courses then progress until actual racing competition with 10 other participants. This will take place in 2012 and is only available in Germany unlike the other AMG Academy programs which are available in the US. We have detailed the packages below and are accepting donations: ...
      Published on 03-09-2011 05:08 AM
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      Warning: This dyno is a very low reading dyno. Most C63's with the P31 package dyno around 420whp stock on a dyno jet. Stock the car ranged from 378-394whp. Tuned it ranged from 417-427whp So that is a gain of 33whp and 32trq. Very solid numbers. I was not expecting these results at all as I have heard you could not gain much out of a tune on the P31. So thanks to Jeremy at OE Tuning! ...
      Published on 03-07-2011 11:22 PM
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      We have all seen the black series in testing and every indication is that it will be coming. Our designer Wild-Speed gave us his take on the upcoming black series which we certainly do like. He did both the front and back to give a complete view. The rear in particular being a aggressive with the diffuser and quad AMG-style pipes. The question becomes, will this get the 5.5 liter twin turbo motor or a higher tuned version of the 6.2 liter M156 V8? If it does get the 5.5 liter turbo V8 as has been reported, game over. ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 06:17 PM
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      The C63 AMG coupe specs have been leaked online and it will retain the M156 V8 from the sedan as we reported earlier. The information was posted in the Mercedes system in the Netherlands and somehow leaked out which we don't mind. The drivetrain and other specifications will pretty much mirror the sedan which leads us to believe we will also see a P31 package for the coupe. Full specs are below: ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 02:25 AM
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      Now this is what we call art. This suspended vehicle display, called View Suspended II, has been unveiled at the Mercedes-Benz World located in Surrey, UK. A Dutch artist by the name of Paul Veroude put it together, no small feat considering the over 3200 parts that hang individually. If you have ever wanted to see just how many things go into an F1 car, here you are. Obviously even high resolution photos do not do this display proper justice. ...
      Published on 03-04-2011 04:00 AM
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      SpeedDriven has released their Mercedes 600 V12 twin turbo upgrade package. This offers 750+ horsepower on 91 octane and takes cars on 93+ to over 800 horsepower. The 93 octane settings offer up almost 940 pound-feet of torque, yes, whoa. The package features a set of their upgraded billet turbos, top-mounted water to air intercoolers, air intakes, and of course their tune. Check out the dyno and pictures below although based on the 611 whp peak of the dyno their crank horsepower claims seem to be a bit exaggerated. ...
      Published on 03-03-2011 04:00 AM
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      Renntech has released their add-on spoiler for the R230 Mercedes SL. The image shown here is of the prototype, the finished product will be a Pre-Preg carbon fiber piece. Renntech states that Pre-Preg is the highest quality carbon fiber production process. We do not know if this is true or not but do not doubt them. This spoiler will fit all R230 SL's from 2003-2011 and production starts in 6 weeks. ...
      Published on 03-02-2011 06:05 PM
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      Here we have a great video comparison of a stock C63 and a stock P31 C63 running each other. Both cars are 100% stock on 91 pump gas. Later on in the video, the stock C63 runs a tune by OE Tuning which the outcome has both cars equal. This goes to show that a P31 car is as fast a standard C63 with tune making for an impressive factory package. ...
      Published on 03-02-2011 04:13 PM
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      Carlsson has taken an SL65 AMG and modified it extensively. The main difference here is the carbon roof which lightens the car tremendously by ditching the folding hard top and associated motors. Carlsson says this is going to be an extremely rare vehicle with only one sold per country which is kind of odd. Yes, it's nice, but it still is just a modified SL. Only 25 will be produced so looks like only 25 countries are getting these. At 430,000 Euros a pop that is probably a good thing. ...
      Published on 03-02-2011 04:00 AM
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      Mansory kits are usually pretty overdone and pretty overpriced but we can live with this one. The reason being that it is functional and the function it serves is to lower the weight of the car by almost 200 pounds. The carbon pieces don't just stop at the exterior with the engine bay and the interior also getting the carbon treatment. How much for the kit, wheels, and interior? Pricing has not been announced, which is a good thing as we don't want to cry about not being able to afford it. ...

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