Dodge Viper Sets Storming 9.95 Sec 1/4 Mile Without Forced Induction!
For Corvette and Dodge Viper owners looking for the best possible performance, aftermarket forced induction systems are generally the best way to go. However, some drivers go down a different road, like this fifth-gen Viper owner.
Rather than having the massive V10 engine turbocharged or supercharged, the owner has simply had the heads and camshafts upgraded and during a recent outing, set a new world record for an all-motor fifth-gen Viper with a 9.95 second quarter mile at 225 km/h (140 mph).
While no power details about this particular Viper are known, the car typically pumps out 640 hp at 6,150 rpm and 600 lb-ft of torque at 4,950 rpm. In this case, with new heads, camshafts and an ECU tune, that horsepower figure is likely close to the 700 hp mark.
Any ¼ mile time in the 10-second range for a road car is impressive but with a high 9-second run, this Viper isn't far off the current fleet of European hybrid hypercars, despite being down on power and using a traditional six-speed manual transmission.