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Modded Hellcat And Twin Turbo Viper Show Us The True Meaning Of “Photo Finish” 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, SRT Viper, tuning, video on 01 10th, 2018


As if a straight line battle between a stock Challenger Hellcat and a Viper wouldn’t be delightful to watch in its own right, these two cars did a great job to amplify, and then meet, our expectations.

In stock form, the Hellcat lays waste to its rivals using 707 HP and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm), while the Viper stands strong with 645 HP and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque.

In order to make it even more of a beast, the owner of this Hellcat bumped the power output to roughly 825 horses, while the Viper was fitted with a twin turbo kit, resulting in approximately 950 WHP.

With both cars wearing drag radials, they set out to post low 10-second 1/4 mile times, separated by just five hundredths of a second, although as they crossed the finish line, they were already traveling at different speeds.

On paper, the Viper is the favorite as it packs considerably more horsepower than the Hellcat. So, did it beat the Hellcat? Scroll down and find out…

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The Original Dodge Viper RT/10 Will Always Be A Very Scary Car 9
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Film, video on 01 9th, 2018


The first-gen Dodge Viper RT/10 was the stuff of dreams. Or perhaps nightmares. One that could punish you in every given opportunity, but still a dream car.

Dodge’s decision to throw the Viper into production was definitely a brave one, even by early ‘90s standards; no airbags, no ABS or traction control, no side windows, the original Viper was basically a manual V10 with two seats wrapped in a gorgeously angry bodywork.

This hardcore approach played a big part on making the Viper a halo car for the brand, as Regular Car Reviews explains in their latest video.

Power came from the massive 8.0-liter V10 which produced 400hp and 465lb-ft of torque. In fact, there’s enough torque to drive this car through the gears without even having to touch the gas pedal.

Even if you weren’t a big fan of the American brand’s unpolished and raw vision of a performance car, you have to admit it was a sad day when Dodge stopped producing the Viper,

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Viper-Powered Jeep Wrangler V10 Is What You Dreamed Of As A Kid 4
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge Viper, eBay, Galleries, Jeep Wrangler, used cars on 01 4th, 2018


The Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Viper are two iconic automotive institutions so when the two come together, the results are expectedly incredible.

What you’re looking at is a Viper-powered Wrangler that has undergone a comprehensive transformation to make even the new-generation Wrangler seem rather boring.

One look under the Wrangler’s bright red hood reveals the mammoth 8.3-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine that made the Viper so iconic. This engine pumps out roughly 500 hp and the listing claims that no expense was spared to ensure that the customized Jeep is much more than just a straight-line warrior.

In fact, numerous chassis modifications have been done to improve the vehicle’s off-road prowess. For example, there’s a beefed-up suspension system with increased travel, a custom built transmission, bespoke driveshafts with Tom Woods U-joints, a modified front axle, and a Dana 60 axle at the rear with 35 Spline shafts. Additionally, there are a set of 20-inch wheels with 35 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires and brakes lifted straight from the Viper SRT10.

One look at the exterior of the Wrangler provides a hint of what’s going on under the skin but only those passing by with the most creative mind could ever guess the engine that sends power to the ground.

The current asking price on eBay sits at $52,000, a somewhat reasonable sum considering all the work that’s gone into the off-roader.

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Incredibly Rare Bristol Fighter With Dodge V10 Shows Up For Sale 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Bristol Cars, Classics, Dodge Viper, UK, used cars on 12 29th, 2017


If you’re familiar with your British car makers, then you’ll know that coming across a Bristol Fighter on the used market is a big, if not huge, deal.

Thanks to Bristol’s infamous secrecy, no one really knows how many Fighters were even built, by hand of course. Some say that Bristol made as many as 14, others talk about 9, with specialists believing the exact number to be 11 cars. No matter what, the Bristol Fighter is a rare object.

This gull-winged GT is powered by the Dodge Viper’s 8.0-liter V10 engine, which Bristol has modified to produce around 525hp, allowing the Fighter to travel up to speeds of 210mph and reaching 60mph from a stop in 4 seconds flat.

This 2004 example is believed to be the first customer car Bristol made, which has been used for testing and promotional activities as well. It has covered 17,000 miles since new and has spent most of its lifetime in Netherlands.

This Bristol Fighter is offered by Derek C Mowat in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the price set at £199,950 (around $268k in current exchange rates). If you want one of the most exclusive hand-built British supercars ever made, you can’t go wrong with a Bristol Fighter.

H/T To BaT!

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Viper-Powered Dodge Charger Leaves Jay Leno Impressed 11
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Engine Swaps, Jay Leno, tuning, video on 12 11th, 2017


One of the most popular show cars in this year’s SEMA was arguably this heavily modified 1968 Dodge Charger.

It took Johan Eriksson and his team a full five years to complete their masterpiece and just by looking at it, you know that there isn’t a single nut and bolt left in its original state.

Under the hood now lies a Viper-sourced V10 engine that also happens to have gained a pair of turbos for a total output of 1,000hp. Paired to it is a proper manual six-speed gearbox, which should make driving this monster down the road a rather interesting experience.

The whole car is based on the platform of a Corvette C6, which makes sense if you think what 1,000hp would do to the original chassis. The roof was also chopped by 40mm to make it prettier while the ridiculously large wheels are custom-made, measuring 24×15.5(!) inches at the rear and 22×11 inches at the front.

What makes this custom Charger however stand out is the attention to the detail inside and out. Jay Leno shows us around this Swedish-built monster Charger, so let’s keep our jaws secured in place.

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Dodge Viper Crashes Following A Cars and Coffee Event In Texas 6
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Offbeat News, video on 12 6th, 2017


Cars and Coffee might as well be renamed Crashes and Coffee at this point as yet another accident has occurred following an event.

The latest incident happened in Houston, Texas and surprisingly didn’t involve a Ford Mustang. Instead, the victim was a Dodge Viper whose driver lost control under what appears to be moderate acceleration.

The end result isn’t pretty as the poor muscle car slams into the curb and rotates a full 180°. This caused some serious damage to the car as front suspension apparently collapsed and there are paint scuffs on the front bumper and side skirt.

The car was quickly towed away from the scene and police arrived shortly thereafter and probably had a less than jovial discussion with the owner.

Needless to say, the urge to show off isn’t worth it and has resulted in countless accidents which can sometimes injure bystanders. These accidents have also put pressure on event organizers and locations where the events take place.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Dodge Viper went out of production over the summer as the model couldn’t comply with federal safety regulations that require vehicles to be equipped with side curtain airbags.

H/T to Jalopnik

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McLaren 720S Vs 800 HP Dodge Viper ACR: Who’s The Boss? 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


One would think that a Dodge Viper ACR would be enough to tackle the new McLaren 720S – especially a tuned example like this one.

This particular ACR has new heads, cam, and a custom exhaust, which allow the 8.4-liter naturally aspirated V10 to make approximately 800 horsepower at the crank, or some 155 HP more than the stock one, which is good for 645 HP and 600lb-ft (813Nm) of torque.

Despite having a smaller 4.0-liter V8 engine (albeit with two turbos strapped to it) delivering 710hp and 568lb-ft of torque to the wheels, the McLaren 720S incredibly fast. Compared to its US-bred contender, the British supercar has some advantages, such as a dual-clutch gearbox instead of a manual stick shift, clever aerodynamics and less weight.

Now, we already know that the 720S is capable of beating some very serious machines on the drag strip, and the Viper ACR has recently ended up on its list, but how fast is it compared to this 800 HP example? DragTimes have put together a video that shows the two exotics going head-to-head in a few roll races, so click on the “play” button and find out who comes out on top.

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Viper-Powered BMW M3 Is An Absolute Beast 27
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M3, BMW Videos, Dodge Viper, Engine Swaps, video on 09 27th, 2017


Thanks largely to its screaming, naturally-aspirated 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine, the E46-generation BMW M3 is considered to be one of the finest cars ever produced by BMW’s M division.
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FCA’s Ralph Gilles Hits The Track In His Dodge Viper ACR 8
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, FCA, video on 09 8th, 2017


Ralph Gilles isn’t just the head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles but he is also a huge revhead and the proud owner of a Dodge Viper ACR.
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2017 Dodge Viper ACR Sets A Best 7:01.3 ‘Ring Time 5
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Nurburgring, video on 09 5th, 2017


After weeks of ups and downs, the crowdfunded campaign to make the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR the fastest production car around the Nurburgring has come to an end. The quickest lap achieved was a 7 min 1.3 sec, roughly nine seconds short of the Huracan Performante’s best time.
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Dodge Viper ACR Records Faster Lap But Fails To Crack 7-Minute ‘Ring Time 29
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Nurburgring, video on 08 29th, 2017


In the latest attempt for the crowdfunded Dodge Viper ACR to set a Nurburgring production car lap record, the supercar has fallen just short of breaking the 7-minute barrier.
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Manual Gen-5 Viper Sets 1/4 Mile World Record With 9.28s Run 18
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, Record, SRT, SRT Viper, tuning, video on 08 18th, 2017


In case you were wondering which was the world's fastest manual gen-5 SRT Viper, look no further than this twin-turbo beast.
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The Last Dodge Viper Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Detroit 17
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge, Dodge Viper on 08 17th, 2017


The last Dodge Viper has rolled off the line at the company's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
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The Last Dodge Viper Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Detroit 17
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge, Dodge Viper on 08 17th, 2017


The last Dodge Viper has rolled off the line at the company's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
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Twin-Turbo Dodge Viper Is An Animal In The Half Mile 15
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, tuning, video on 08 15th, 2017


Like the Ford GT, the Dodge Viper has been a favorite of drag racers and tuning companies for a number of years and when modified correctly, is capable of some truly extraordinary things.
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