Viper Blows Engine, Erupts In Flames And Hits Wall During Drag Race

We really hate seeing these types of incidents, and not just because they’re very dangerous due to the high speed nature of drag racing.

The fact that engines can give up the ghost, leading to a high-speed accident with little to no room to speak of, is something we’ve seen too many times.

That’s exactly what happened in this incident. Once the car launched, it only got about midway through the drag strip before fluids burst from underneath the body that’s visible at precisely the 0:14 second mark. A split second later, the American sports car went up in flames and snapped directly into the wall, before bouncing off and hitting the opposite side of the strip.

After finally coming to a halt, the driver can be seen exiting the vehicle and running away. He also appears to be limping, but that’s understandable given the severity of the accident.

All things considered, the fact that these types of crashes keep happening is by no means surprising. Not all cars are built for the outright strain of doing fast 1/4 mile runs. And even if they are, you never know when something goes wrong.


  • Mr. EP9

    The Viper has always been a hot ride, now it’s even hotter.

    I’ll let myself out now.

  • LJ

    If you listen closely, you can hear the driver of the red Viper yell a “your mom” joke just before the white Viper bursts into flames.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    I bet the viper wasn’t stock

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    if thats stock…thats the first time ive seen a viper blow out…viper engines are bulletproof

    • Matteo Tommasi

      I mean, it was built for trucks, of course it’s bulletproof

  • NCC 1701-C Dodge Stealth R/T

    A lot of these high end sports cars catching fire all the time, too many cheap Chinese sourced parts?

  • serge charles

    Fix It Again Tony

  • Enter Ranting

    “We really hate seeing these types of incidents.” No, you LOVE seeing these types of incidents. If you hated it, you wouldn’t post the footage as clickbait.

  • James Moore

    I retract my previous statement after watching the video in slow motion.

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