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Mercedes sets speed record for minivans

As participants in various sporting events, we see sports cars, hypercars, and powerful sedans. At the same time, minivans do not fit into this picture at all. However, race car driver and TV presenter Tanner Faust showed that this type of transport should not be underestimated. Especially if you remember about the powerful minivan Mercedes R-class, the production of which has already stopped.

This year, Faust took part in the Sandhills Open Road Challenge 1-Mile Shootout in a Mercedes-AMG R63 minivan. Right, it was previously modified, raising the output of the 6.2-liter V8 engine to 700 hp. The team achieved the result by installing a Stage 2 M156 supercharger from Weistec Engineering. The racer clocked the minivan to 266.3 km / h. It is a record for this category of cars.

Although not much higher than the standard 250 km / h (electronically limited), the speed is still impressive for a minivan. Probably, the tuners did not limit themselves to installing one supercharger. We can assume that the team modified minivan by analogy with another tuned R63, which was sold at the Bring A Trailer auction earlier this year. It featured an intercooler, redesigned exhaust system, lowered suspension, Brembo brakes, and more.