Mercedes-Benz Renntech SL600
Mercedes-Benz has a grand racing and performance tradition, going back to such achievements as Rudolf Caracciola’s high speed autobahn records in 1938 and the 1955 Mille Miglia victory by Stirling Moss in his 300 SLR. Since the 1970s, much of this “rennsport” tradition has been closely linked to in-house tuning arm AMG, whose cars have been sold through Mercedes-Benz dealers around the world since the early 1990s.
Certain clients, however, elect to have the performance of their cars improved by aftermarket tuning houses instead, of which the most well known are Renntech, Brabus, Lorinser and Carlsson, all of which also offer cosmetic upgrades in the way of wheels, interior packages, body kits and the like. Renntech was founded in 1989 by AMG veteran Hartmut Feyhl.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
Est. 625 bhp, 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged aluminum V12 engine with Renntech ECU, five-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes with cross-drilled rotors. Wheelbase: 100.8"
Source: RM Auctions
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