In the world of performance and sports cars as well as in the hearts of car enthusiasts, the Dodge Viper occupies a very special place. With its enormous V10 naturally aspirated engine and outstanding performance, the first generation of the model caused a sensation when it first went into production in 1991. The Viper’s final model year was 2017, though some examples of the car were still on the lot a few years later.
A drag race between two Vipers is the best way to honour the life of one of the greatest sports cars in history. However, this race is not your typical one, or rather, the two competitors are anything but typical factory Vipers. From the Hoonigan channel on YouTube, the video at the top of this page shows two highly capable machines competing with one another.
The red vehicle is a 2001 Dodge Viper, which designates that it belongs to the model’s second generation. With the same 8.0-liter V10 engine under the hood, this Viper was a significantly updated version of the original Viper. However, the engine in this particular example is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 rather than the V10. After some minor adjustments, the engine from a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye produces 850 horsepower (625 kilowatts). The six-speed manual gearbox sends the power to the rear wheels.
A much newer 2016 Dodge Viper GTC is parked next to it. It has a stock 8.4-liter V10 engine that has been upgraded to produce more than 900 horsepower. A six-speed three-pedal transmission once more ensures that all the power goes to the rear wheels alone. The white car weighs 3,350 lbs., whereas the red one is 3,500 lbs. (1,587 kilograms).
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The numbers clearly show how well-prepared these cars are for drag racing. But which person in line moves more quickly? See for yourself who won the final round of the three drag racing rounds in the video below.