Chrysler has done some amazing things with the Viper’s engine – not the least of them, of course, being the Viper itself. But the manufacturer isn’t the only one to have found alternative applications for that big-bore V10.
Take this 1968 Dodge Charger, for example. It was available from the factory with a whole array of V8 engine options, ranging from 5.2 liters all the way up to 7.2. But the owner of this particular example swapped its stock powerplant out and put the 8.3-liter V10 from the second-generation Viper in there instead, bringing with it 527 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque.
Along with it, the owner swapped out the standard three- or four-speed gearbox and slotted in the Viper’s six-speed Tremec transmission, and installed Wilwood brakes to keep it all in check. The whole thing is coated in Green With Envy paint, with a stripped-out interior trimmed in carbon fiber.
The result is a complete transformation if we’ve ever seen one. And you can see it to in this two-and-a-half-minute video from Keola36.