When Mercedes revealed the SLR McLaren 722 many enthusiasts believed that it would have an amazing supercharged V8 engine that could push out 722 horsepower. We were disappointed to learn that it only produces 650.
Others believed that â€œ722â€³ meant there would be 722 of the cars made – but that was wrong, also. We discovered that they number in the name stood for the starting time (7:22 a.m.) of Sterling Mossâ€™ historic 1955 Mille Miglia run in what was then a Mercedes SLR.
The guys at RENNtech could careless about the reason for the name and decided to make our dreams come true. So they created a sport package kit and a custom tuning chip that would allow the supercar to reach 722 horsepower. A year later, they are introducing another package, but this time, they have taken the performance to a whole new level – a 740hp level.
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