We were at the 2009 Palm Beach Supercar Weekend and took a few pictures of the amazing group of Supercars setup along Flagler street in Palm Beach. Check out the gallery by clicking on the image below:
Car and Driver posted a video and review running the Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Lamborghini Murciélago, and Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series running heads up. Here is a summary of their performance results:
The most interesting matchup here is the Viper and the ZR1, this appears to be the first time they have been tested together. While the ZR1 won the 1/4 mile race, the Viper appears to have more top end pulling power, trapping higher in the 1/4 mile, and further extending the lead, beating the ZR1 to 150 MPH by 7/10th of a second. In the end, it’s a drivers race with the Viper and ZR1, both are very fast and amazing performers, although ultimately Car and Driver awarded the ZR1 first place and the Viper 4th place. Check out the video below as well as the link to the full article:
We’ve got some dyno results from a new 2008 Dodge Viper ACR. With 1,350 miles on the odometer the current Nürburgring King put down an impressive 546 horsepower and 510 foot pounds of torque to the rear wheels. With a 15% driveline loss that puts the new Viper ACR at 642 horsepower and 600 foot pounds of torque, quite a bit more than the official 600HP number from Dodge.
These dyno numbers are right inline with what the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is putting down on the dyno as well. Should be interesting to see how these two cars do against each-other in the real world at a drag strip. If the large front splitter and monstrous rear wing don’t slow down the Viper ACR too much, it should be a very close race. Check out the dyno graph and video by clicking on the links below: