WEISTEC EN­GI­NEER­ING AND OP­TIMA BAT­TER­IES SET THEIR SIGHTS ON MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD RECORD

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THE 275 DRAG RA­DIAL CLASS IN THE QUAR­TER-MILE IS A SEG­MENT THAT IS TYP­I­CALLY DOM­I­NATED BY DO­MES­TIC VE­HI­CLES, BUT MIKE WEISS, OP­TIMA Pow­erPro Am­bas­sador and Pres­i­dent of Weistec En­gi­neer­ing, is look­ing to change that. Hav­ing pre­vi­ously broke the world record for quick­est Mercedes-Benz in the quar­ter-mile with a Weistec su­per­charg­erd M156 6.2L V8 pow­ered 2008 CLK63 AMG, the plan this time around is to switch to twin-tur­bos and go the dis­tance with more than 2,000 horse­power. “Although this en­gine came from the fac­tory nat­u­rally as­pi­rated, Weistec's fame came from en­gi­neer­ing and de­vel­op­ing the first ever su­per­charger unit for this plat­form,” says Weiss. “Although we broke the world record for the quick­est and fastest Mercedes Benz in the 1/4 mile with our su­per­charger mated to the AMG M156 in May of 2014, we de­cided to take the twin turbo route for our new race car.” Mike and his team have their sights set on a 6-sec­ond quar­ter-mile, so keep an eye out for this beast at Street Car Su­per Na­tion­als in St. Louis on Au­gust 1, 2018, and at NHRA events through­out the sea­son. Best of luck, guys!

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