RacingSolutions took a brand new 2013 SRT Viper with the 8.4L V10 making 640 horsepower and bolted on their Twin Turbo system bumping up the power to 857 horsepower and 810 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels at 8 psi on a DynoJet. Accounting for driveline losses through the 6 speed manual transmission that puts this SRT Viper at 1,000 HP on 93 octane pump gas. They quote 1,100 horsepower when using E85 or race fuel.
This twin turbo package using Precision 62mm Turbochargers from RacingSolutions is a bolt on system requiring no internal modifications to the engine and is priced around $40,000.00. Higher end packages are available with additional power that include building the engine and driveline upgrades at around $80,000.00 Take a look at dyno data and video below.
RoadTestTV got some video of what might be the first real world Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray running at the drag strip over at Palm Beach International Raceway. This C7 was equipped with the 7 speed manual transmission and ended up running a 12.47 @ 116.2 MPH with a 2.12 60′ time.
The car is certainly capable of a better launch and it’s pretty clear the new base C7 will be running well into the 11′s, probably with the 6 speed automatic transmission.
The new Corvette is powered by a 6.2L V8 with 460HP and 465 ft lbs of torque and starts at $51,000.
Congrats to Bill running high 10′s in his 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a Procharger D1 making 700 horsepower. We’re sending him a brand new GoPro HERO3 along with the suction cup mount. Keep those links up as we’ll be giving another GoPro away on November 30th, 2013 and you can win more than once. If you haven’t entered yet, ENTER NOW.
The brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray’s are just starting to hit the streets and we’ve got some dyno results from one of the first customer purchased cars. The new C7 Corvette is powered by a direct injected 6.2L V8 with active fuel management and variable valve timing rated at 460HP from Chevy.
To see just how much power the new Vette makes in the real world, the folks over at LPE put this great looking Cyber Grey Metallic Stingray Covette on their DynoJet for a few baseline pulls. The new Corvette did very well putting down 416 horsepower and 416 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels through the 7 speed manual transmission. Using a 15% drivetrain loss this puts the new Corvette at 489 horsepower and torque which is almost as much as what the old Corvette C6 Z06 was rated at.
We’re sure LPE is already modding this new Corvette and we’re interested to see what kind of power gains are available as they become available soon. Take a look at the dyno graph, pictuers and video below and check back soon for the first timeslips we see come in from the drag strips:
Here is a good heads up roll race with a 2013 SRT Viper against a 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S. While it would seem like the Viper has the advantage with it’s 640HP V10 and 3,330 pound weight vs the 911 Turbo’s 530HP flat 6 and 3,500 pound weight, the 911 Turbo’s PDK transmission makes up the difference.
Of course from a stop the outcome would be quite different since the Porsche 911 Turbo’s all wheel drive system coupled with launch control allows for 2.8 second 0-60 times which would put the 911 Turbo 4-5 cars ahead from the start.
While the McLaren MP4-12C excels in just about everything it does performance wise, from running 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, finishing the 1/4 mile in 10.3 @ 135 MPH and being a monster on the road course it’s IRIS infotainment system has long been plagued with issues and not so happy McLaren customers. The IRIS system was a $6,400 option on the MP4-12C and never lived up to it’s feature set as described by McLaren. The touch interface was very hard to use when buttons were small and the system was slow and riddled with bugs, crashing and restarting frequently.
McLaren did offer a free upgrade to the IRIS system to existing customers with 2012 MP4-12Cs to bring their cars to the 2013 MP4-12C specs but even after the free upgrade it was still a disappointment. McLaren had a new 2014 MP4-12C at Pebble Beach this past week and McLaren Life forum member MP4GASM was able to grab some pictures and video of McLaren’s latest update to it’s IRIS system which is now powered by the Android mobile operating system.
This latest update requires a new head unit and screen which moves from a standard touch screen to a capacitive one making the touch interaction much more responsive and easy to use. Other additions that were not available before are bluetooth audio streaming, tethering to your phone or hotspot to allow for internet based Android applications to run such as a web browser, tune-in radio, weather and more. Voice control over the system is now available as well and appears to work great assuming your not blasting around town with the McLaren’s 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo and 624HP screaming in the background.
McLaren representatives at Pebble Beach said the upgrade would be performed at cost for existing MP4-12C customers at $1,800 and would take 3 hours to install. Take a look through the pics and videos below.
What’s the best way to test drive a brand new 2013 SRT Viper? How about killing the brand new tires with a long and smokey burnout? Check out the video of this new SRT Viper with it’s 640HP 8.4L V10 and 6 speed manual transmission putting on a smokey show whileleaving a few long black strips of tire tread on the street behind.
If you’re in the market for new SRT Viper make sure and check the rear wheel wells for tire debris!