Dodge Viper Custom Grill Grates

August 23rd, 2009

By James Robertson After looking at these custom Dodge Viper SRT10 grill grates all we can say is that some car guys take things farther than others! What we have here is 1/4 inch 304 stainless steel custom cut with a water jet to fit in a 2009 Weber grill with push button ignition. This Wisconsin based Viper club member, aka Gotvenom 08, also created some matching branding irons as well. Pictured below are the grates, irons and some branded ribs. Great work!

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series on the RENNtech Dyno with 750HP

August 4th, 2009

RENNtech has been tuning up the power on the latest Black Series car from Mercedes-Benz, the SL65 AMG Black Series. In stock form, this SL65 BS put down 563 horsepower and 696 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. Using a 16% driveline loss that puts the stock SL65 BS at right at the 670HP quoted from Mercedes. RENNtech then custom tuned the ECU to allow for additional boost, upgraded the intercooler system with larger pumps and installed a 100% locking limited slip differential. The end result was 630HP and 765 ft-lbs of torque at the wheels. Using the same Read More

Dodge Viper ACR Wing is strong

August 3rd, 2009

The large carbon fiber rear wing on the 2008 and later Dodge Viper ACR contributes 60 percent of its 7:1 downforce-to-drag ratio, giving the car high-speed steering and cornering stability. Take a look at this picture showing just how strong this wing needs to be in order to support the enormous downforces applied during high speed driving. Each half-shell of the Viper ACR’s rear wing comprises only four layers of epoxy/carbon fiber weave, without the support of ribbing or core. For more information on the Dodge Viper ACR’s aerodynamics you can read though this in depth article on CompositesWorld: Composite Read More