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We're about to make our first high-speed run in the still-black 2008 Dodge Viper ACR when the old guy pulls up to our makeshift pit. He looks exactly like the guy you'd expect to meet in the middle of the Bonneville Salt Flats, like a worn-out Hank Williams, Jr.
Over the deafening cackle of his Cummins-powered diesel pickup, he yells, "What's you boys doin'?"
"We're going to make a few runs in this Viper here."
"Yeah, how fast will she run?"
"We don't really know. Maybe 190 or so."
By the expression on his face, it's obvious ol' Hank has figured out that we have no idea what we're doin'. He knows we're just a bunch of yahoos with a fast car. He takes a good long look at the big winged Viper, then he shuts off the truck's engine so we can hear him better.
"When you're going fast, the slightest gust of wind can flip you," he says. "That's why we only ran early in the morning when the air was calm."
We look up at the mid-afternoon sun and wonder what we've gotten ourselves into.
"And make sure you don't run out of room," he continues. "You think you have all the space in the world, then Floating Mountain is suddenly right in your face. I remember when I went for 300 mph back in 1978; my chutes didn't open and I almost didn't get her stopped." He runs his fingers through a white beard. "Didn't make 300 either," he adds. "Only 280."
Great. We thought this Bonneville thing was as easy as holding our foot down until the speedometer stopped moving. Now Mr. Monday Night has us imagining our $100,000 Viper sliding across the Utah desert on its roof.
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"Brute strength and awkwardness" is a phrase that we heard a lot while
growing up at Dad's race shop. He used it to describe a powerful yet
ill-handling machine; or, more often, the driving technique of a hero
driver attempting to cope with one. Both definitions rattled around in our
brain as we traveled to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) to drive the
2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10.
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visitor's parking lot at GM's proving grounds in Arizona. The Japanese
supercar looks like a spaceship next to the aging, 1960s-era brick
buildings that front the massive desert test facility on the outskirts of
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR
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We're looking at the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Z06, but we're imagining a '68 Shelby GT500KR staging next to a Corvette
with one of the 427-cubic-inch V8s on the Connecting Highway in Queens, New
York, probably sometime during the Nixon administration. We don't know how
the cars are tuned or which driver has the better hole-shot technique, but
we're calling our street race in favor of the Vette.
You see, there's no historical basis for a close Corvette-Mustang rivalry. A Corvette of any
year is a little too fast and smart to be street racing ratty muscle cars.
It's a real sports car, the kind of car that's still fun when you start
going around corners.
But maybe it's a different story with this 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Each of these rear-wheel-drive coupes has a V8
rated for more than 500 horsepower at the flywheel.
And with the release of the limited-edition 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, Ford
has moved in on Chevrolet's price territory. The GT500KR leaves the Ford
factory as a $46,730 GT500 coupe and is shipped as a rolling chassis to
Carroll Shelby's facility near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. By
the time the KR cruises out of Shelby's shop, it's an $82,395 Mustang.
As such, the King-of-the-Road Mustang must now contend with this
$76,920 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. And though the Z06 is a few horsepower shy of the
upcoming ZR1, it's not an easy mark. The GT500KR will have to play like a
sports car just to keep up.
8000cc Millyard Viper V10 hits 207mph!
The astonishing V10, 500bhp Millyard Viper has recorded over 200mph in its
first speed test - and its creator has set his sights on achieveing 250mph.
Watch the video to see the 8-litre V10 in action.
Amazing New Dodge Viper ACR-X V-10 Dyno Test
Viper Powertrain Development Engineer Dick Winkles takes us through a Dyno test of the V-10
powerplant under the hood of the Dodge Viper ACR-X race car. The engine
generates more than 600 horsepower. The test was
conducted at the Chrysler Technical Center, Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. Dodge Viper - Comparison Test - CAR and DRIVER
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500bhp Millyard Viper V10
Brit bike builder Allen Millyard has launched his biggest and best machine
yet - a 500bhp monster powered by a V10 Dodge Viper supercar engine. Watch
the clip to see the details and hear it running.
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ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
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Ralph Gilles and the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X
Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles gives us a first hand look at the 2010 Dodge Viper
ACR-X from the passenger seat of this track only snake.
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