January 24, 2023

2023 Supercar Week

Supercar Week 2023 West Palm Beach.

SuperCar Week 2023 was nine days of automotive events hosted throughout Palm Beach County. This year the weeklong series of events culminated at the Grand Finale on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, with over 100,000 enthusiasts gathering to participate in the excitement.

RENNtech AMG GT Development Vehicle. 

RENNtech showed up in force, staking a claim on the lawn for modern and classics Mercedes-Benz and a selection of pre-merger AMG’s. Visitors got up close and personal with RENNtech Development Vehicles, the AMG GT and CLS 53 AMG, while our Engineer’s were on hand answering questions and talking cars.

RENNtech Development Car, CLS 53 AMG.

The gullwing doors of the SLR McLaren, one in silver and another 722 -version in black, were showstoppers and are destined to draw a crowd anywhere these very special vehicles show up. The SLR “super grand tourers” still look striking among the super and hyper cars of today. 

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 edition.

RENNtech Classics received a great amount of attention and as a result started fascinating conversations between Hartmut Feyhl and visitors. With the growing interest in pre-merger AMG vehicles, RENNtech has become the destination for collectors who are looking to bring back the performance of these iconic machines.

The Originals. Hartmut Feyhl and 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 E 6.0 AMG "Hammer" 

This year we were lucky to bring the original E300 6.0 AMG “Silver Hammer” which was restored and repowered at RENNtech in 2022. The Hammer was flanked by a 560 SEL 6.0 AMG, and a fully restored 560 SEC 6.0 Widebody.

RENNtech Classics restored 560 SEC 6.0 Widebody

These special vehicles got to share a ride with RENNtech Motorsports #89 MB Gram AMG GT4 in the Motorsports Team trailer. Part of the Race Village, the AMG GT4 was resting on the lawn in front of mega yachts enjoying the cool and sunny day before heading to pre-season testing for the upcoming SRO GT4 America -season.

RENNtech Motorsports #89 MB Gram AMG GT4 Racecar

Big shoutout to the everyone at RENNtech that worked hard and brought their best to the show, and all the men and women who brought a great variety of extraordinary cars to make this show a success. None of this would have been possible without the exceptional work of Neil London, SuperCar Week President and Executive Producer. 

It was a pleasure to exchange views and thoughts with other car enthusiasts, and we are already looking forward to next year!

January 10, 2023

RENNtech x Öhlins: Performance for Mercedes-Benz AMG G -class

The previous W463 G-class gained great popularity in North America and remains a bastion on the luxury SUV market three decades after its 1990 debut. The iconic design combined with Mercedes-Benz reliability has made the early G’s highly sought after on the secondary market. However, the military-purpose chassis design does have serious limitations when it comes to road handling and modern-day traffic at high speeds. 

Working together with Öhlins, the engineers at RENNtech set out to create the best possible two-way adjustable suspension for the G Wagen. Utilizing Öhlins’ patented STX-technology for a smoother, more controlled, and enjoyable ride, the goal was to improve on the handling without sacrificing offroad capabilities or comfort. 

The new suspension offers individual compression and rebound adjustments which allows the driver to tailor the ride quality to their specific needs and style of driving. Whether commuting along highways or back roads, the suspension provides superior ride quality under all conditions. 

The kit is based on the proven Öhlins 16/46 shock absorbers and is designed for original ride height using OEM springs. Tested over thousands of miles of different road types and surfaces, RENNtech has created recommended settings for off-road and on-road comfort, delivering highest possible performance and modern driving feel for the 1990 – 2018 W436 G-Class. 

  • Fitment Mercedes-Benz AMG W463 G-Wagen MY 1990 – 2018
  • Öhlins ORQ 16/46 Off-Road technology
  • 46mm piston for best performance - comfort and chassis control
  • Separate compression and rebound damping adjustment
  • Lightweight aluminum construction
  • Two way adjustability – compression and rebound damping forces
  • Piggy Back reservoir on the cord
  • Dust covers
  • Works with original springs
  • Possible modification of the shock absorber for increased suspension travel
  • Serviceability
  • Corrosion resistance (ISO 9227)
RENNtech x Öhlins Shock Absorber for Mercedes-Benz G Wagen.

Öhlins’ patented STX-technology.
Quick two-way adjustability.