10-Second Turbo Viper – Tune and Testing

January 7th, 2019

This Viper guy was caught at the Cecil County Dragway (Maryland) doing some testing and tuning during a shakeout of the mighty Mopar’s fresh upgrades. He was laying down some low 10s on 12 psi of boost. That means that this car has a lot left in it. We look forward to single digits from this beast in 2019.

Even in factory trim, the Gen II Viper GTS is a formidable opponent. With its massive 8.4-liter V10 engine, short-throw manual transmission, and racing suspension, the Viper is capable of tackling the strip or track. The feature vehicle of this video has also added a 106-millimeter turbocharger and all that entails (intercooler, piping, etc.). Output is now estimated in the 1,000whp range.

When it comes to working the kinks out of a new build, slow and steady is definitely the best pace. You really don’t want to get in a hurry and over stress something to the point of failure. On the other hand, it’s also difficult to remain patient and allow the car to “come to you”- as opposed to forcing the issue. It’s sort of like training a horse.

Take a gander at some of these quality passes. Enjoy the sounds that only good, old, American ingenuity can make.

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