500HP Mercedes-Benz GTS vs 480HP Lexus RCF

October 12th, 2015

If you are wild about street racing (as I am), then you have to see this head-to-head battle between a stodgy European coupe and a luxurious Japanese coupe. Both have significant upgrades under the hood. The GTS is running a twin turbo setup that yields approximately 500hp. The Lexus is also well heeled with the latest bolt-ons and he claims to be running 480hp. This race is run in three segments; a dig race, a 15 mph take-of, and a 40 mph take-off. In the dig race the Lexus actually gets a slight advantage out of the hole but the Read More

10-Wide Drag Racing World’s Best Supercars

October 6th, 2015

Concluding the 2015 Best Driver’s Car Week, on a closed airstrip at the El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California, the Motor Trend Channel brings us a star studded lineup that includes all 10-contenders for the title of Best Driver’s Car. That’s right – 10 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars squaring off in an epic 1/4-mile battle for all the marbles. In alphabetical order, the lineup includes a Bentley Continental GT3-R, a Cadillac ATS-V, a Cadillac CTS-V, a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a Lexus RC F, a Mazda MX-5 Miata (?), a Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S, a Mercedes-Benz Read More

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S

April 7th, 2015

In this quarter-mile contest of traction, acceleration, and speed, two German-built cars vie for bragging rights. The Porsche utilizes a naturally aspirated and horizontally opposed 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, combined with a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission, to handle 430-horsepower and a 0 to 60 time of 3.8-seconds. The Mercedes-Benz opts for a massive twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 503-horsepower and can propel the coupe from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7-seconds. The Porsche takes advantage of its 200-pound weight advantage to gain the hole-shot and it seems poised to whip the Mercedes-Benz in the quarter-mille. Suddenly, near the end Read More

Tesla Model S P85D vs Mercedes E63s AMG 1/4 Mile Drag Racing

January 23rd, 2015

Here is some great video from the recent StreetCarDrags event of the record setting Tesla Model S P85D going heads up against a Mercedes E63s AMG.   The Tesla’s dual motors, instant torque (dyno sheet here),  691HP and AWD give it a decent advantage off the line and continuing on past the 1/8 mile. However as you’ll see in the GoPro view of race 2, the E63s with it’s lighter weight, 5.5L V8 BiTurbo and 577HP starts reeling in the P85D very quickly and at the end of the 1/4 mile the two are just hundredth’s of a second apart with the Tesla winning both Read More

700HP Mercedes E63 AMG S AWD runs in the 10’s with AMS tune and exhaust

July 27th, 2014

AMS Performance  took their 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG S AWD to Great Lakes Dragway for some some passes down the 1/4 mile running an impressive 10.8 @ 129 MPH with 0-60 MPH coming in just 2.8 seconds.   Their E63 was equipped with a tune to increase boost as well as a set of downpipes and a cat-back exhaust system.  With these modifications we estimate increase of around 140 horsepower from the 5.5L V8 BiTurbo which would put this E63 well over 700HP. Coming soon is even more power for the E63 with AMS upgraded turbochargers, intercoolers and intakes which should Read More

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG BiTurbo All Wheel Drive 4Matic

December 4th, 2012

As performance cars continue to become more and more powerful the point of diminishing returns comes up pretty quick when they are sending all that power to just 2 wheels. What’s the point of having 500-700 or even more horsepower if all you do is spin the tires when you try and use it. In the sports car world, the Nissan GT-R (545 HP), Porsche 911 Turbo S (530HP) and Lamborghini Aventador (700HP) are the kings, running 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds with ease due to their AWD systems. Competitors like the Corvette ZR1 (638HP), Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Read More

Mercedes-Benz SLR RENNtech runs 9.7 @ 140 MPH to be the quickest and fastest modern Mercedes in the world

January 7th, 2012

A RENNtech modified Mercedes-Benz SLR ran an amazing 9.76 @ 140.8 MPH at Palm Beach International Raceway last night capturing the records for being the quickest and fastest modern Mercedes in the world. This SLR was coming off the line super hard on Hoosier slicks with a 1.42 60′ time. We are waiting for the VBOX data to confirm, but we estimate this launch puts the SLR at around 2.2 seconds from 0-60 MPH. Power for this SLR was bumped up around 160 horsepower over stock with the host of RENNtech modifications. In stock form the SLR puts down around Read More

Video: Lamborghini LP550-2 vs Mercedes CLS63 AMG BiTurbo

October 9th, 2011

Here is a heads up drag race between a Lamborghini LP550-2 vs Mercedes CLS63 AMG BiTurbo.  The Lamborghini LP550-2 is a special edition of the Gallardo that is setup for rear wheel drive only powered by a V10 putting out 550HP.   The CLS63 AMG is the latest AMG from Mercedes-Benz with a 5.5L V8 BiTurbo motor putting out 518 HP.   The LP550 stomped on the CLS63 pretty easily which would be expected with it’s lighter weight and additional power. The LP550 ran 11.96 @ 123 MPH vs the CLS63 running 12.5 @ 116 MPH.  Take a look at the Read More

Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG BiTurbo Dyno Results before and after Tune

October 4th, 2011

RENNtech has been working on turning up the power on AMG’s latest powerhouse the 5.5 liter V8 Twin Turbo (BiTurbo as per MB).  In stock form the 2012 CLS63 AMG with the new motor put down 473 horsepower and 468 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels on a DynoJet.   After the RENNtech ECU turning the power was bumped up to 569 horsepower and 624 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Using a conservative 15% driveline loss that puts this CLS63 at 669 horsepower which should be enough power for running low 11’s in the 1/4 mile with Read More

Nissan GT-R beats all in a Super Car Drag Race

September 12th, 2011

Motor Trend setup an amazing line up of cars for an all out king of the 1/4 mile drag race at an airstrip. The Nissan GT-R with it’s 530HP V6 Twin Turbo and superb all wheel drive launch control beat them all to the finish. Nissan GT-R: 11.2 @ 121.8 MPH Ferrari 458 Italia: 11.3 @ 125.6 MPH Audi R8 GT: 11.5 @ 125.1 MPH Mercedes SLS AMG: 11.7 @ 124.1 MPH Lexus LFA: 11.9 @ 123.7 MPH Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07: 11.9 @ 122.5 MPH Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 11.9 @ 120.7 MPH Ford Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca: 12.4 Read More