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This Rare 700-HP Mercedes R63 AMG Is The World’s Fastest Minivan

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This ultra-rare 700-HP Mercedes R63 AMG has been piloted to a new record-setting top speed of 165.5 mph to become the “Fastest Street-Legal Minivan”.

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The Mercedes R63 AMG Minivan produced in 2007 is known for being a sales disaster with reports that just 200 were sold worldwide before being withdrawn from the market.





The R63 AMG featured a hand-built 6.2-liter V8 from the CLK63 AMG sports car. This engine churns out 507 horsepower, allowing the 5,300-lb van to hit 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

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700-hp-mercedes-r63-amg-worlds-fastest-minivan

Now one of these rare six-seater minivan has been piloted by race car driver and TV host Tanner Foust to a new record-setting top speed of 165.5 miles per hour (266.3 kilometers per hour).

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Foust drove the OPTIMA Batteries-powered R63 AMG for a 1-mile stretch to the title of the “Fastest Street-Legal Minivan” on August 7th.





The race happened during this year’s Sandhills Open Road Challenge 1-Mile Shootout.

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700-hp-mercedes-r63-amg-worlds-fastest-minivan

Unlike the stock car, this record setting van featured the Weistec’s Stage 2 supercharger that pumps out 700 hp.

Other upgrades included an upgraded intercooler and exhaust system, a lowered suspension, SLS valve-lifter buckets and Brembo brakes.





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