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Re: Ever heard of RennTech? (archive)

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Posted by JEM on August 18, 2000 at 18:09:44:

In Reply to: Ever heard of RennTech? posted by buboy on August 18, 2000 at 15:11:06:

RennTech's SLR 7.4, which placed 2nd overall at this year's One Lap of America, proved that you can have a luxury car that blow the doors off most exotics!

It doesn't sound to me like you have ever been on a track.

No matter what you can do to some piece of shit like a Mustang, you can tweak an E39 to outperform it around a track... it's only a matter of money! Look at the E39's rival, the E-Class... you're telling me that a RennTech or Brabus EV12 can't kill a modified Stang around a track? Please.... look at the results of the One Lap!

Please put the magazines down and pay attention to reality.

These cars are very fast for a street car, and can certainly go like hell in a straight line.

But they're also very heavy. Heavy cars eat tires, they eat brakes, they break parts because of the stresses involved.

Take a case in point: one day when my AC Schnitzer equipped 740iS is finished with its custom stroked motor, I'll blow the doors off your M5! :)

I haven't yet run the M5 on a track, I'm sure I'll take it out a couple times but I don't intend to spend much time doing so.

The Mustang is probably faster anyway (has something to do with similar HP but 1000 lb less weight, and if I find the time I'll figure out how to get another 250 lb off it this fall.)

When that's not fast enough I'll go get myself a used Sports 2000 or Spec Racer Ford. A whole 1.9 or 2 liters of engine.

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