RENNtech has unveiled the new GLK350 Hybrid Pikes Peak Rally Car, which is an updated version of their winning concept from the Mercedes-Benz tuner challenge at the 2008 SEMA Motor Show.

RENNtech has unveiled the new GLK350 Hybrid Pikes Peak Rally Car, which is an updated version of their winning concept from the Mercedes-Benz tuner challenge at the 2008 SEMA Motor Show.

Like the original, the crossover features an aerodynamic body kit, a custom KW coil-over suspension, a high-performance braking system, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Nitto tires. The only real change is a new a 3M 1080 Scotchprint vinyl wrap in brushed steel and black carbon fiber.

Under the hood, power is provided by a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine which has been outfitted with a new intake manifold, upgraded camshafts, revised cylinder heads, a composite air intake and a RENNtech ECU. Thanks to these modifications, output climbs from 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) to approximately 350 hp (261 kW / 355 PS). Furthermore, there's an electric motor that helps to contribute an additional 54 Nm (40 lb-ft) of torque.

The one-off rally car will tour a number of auto shows in the United States, before being retired to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicle Museum in Irvine, California.

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Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid Pikes Peak Rally Car by RENNtech [video]