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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.
2011 Dodge Charger vs. The General Lee Track Video
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2009 Audi TT-RS Hits the Nürburgring - Spy Video
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUDI TT-RS:
Since its introduction in 1999, the Audi TT has been known for its unique
look — and its lackluster performance. The TT hasn't exactly been slow,
but its lack of serious horsepower made it more of
an image car than a true driver's coupe. This might change with the
introduction of the 2009 Audi TT-RS, an all-out performance version of the
Caught testing on the Nürburgring test track, the top-of-the-line TT wears
several telltale design elements that identify it as a high-performance RS
model. Up front, the TT-RS has the same metallic trim across the grille as
the TTS, but closer inspection reveals large air intakes at each corner in
place of foglights. Other styling differences include seven-spoke wheels
and a pair of oval tailpipes, a signature RS design cue.
It's hard to peg which engine will provide the power for the TT-RS at this
point. Early rumors suggested a turbocharged five-cylinder, but the recent
introduction of Audi's new 3.0-liter TFSI V6 suggests otherwise. The new
supercharged motor is expected to develop roughly 300 horsepower in U.S. trim, a
number that would put the TT-RS a solid notch above the TTS with its turbocharged 265-hp inline-4. Expect one of
Audi's S tronic dual-clutch gearboxes with either six gears or possibly
Like all RS models, the TT version will also get a retuned suspension,
larger wheels and tires and upgraded brakes. Minor interior upgrades will
be part of the package as well. Given the lack of camouflage on this test
mule, expect a public introduction in the next few months, with U.S sales
starting by early next year.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series vs. 2007 BMW M6
If the 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series and 2007 BMW M6 could talk
trash, things would get ugly in a hurry.
The big-bore Benz would snort something about its 465 pound-feet of grunt,
the kind of power that would leave the Bimmer's flame-surfaced sheet metal
in a smoldering pile on the road. The high-strung M6 would make a remark
about the Benz's boy-racer fender flares, silly bodywork vents and
decidedly uncivilized Exhaust note.
Nissan GT-R @ El Mirage: 2009 Nissan GT-R Road Trip - Part 2
No one in their right mind would take their brand new, $70,000 sports car
onto a silt-covered dry lake just to do donuts in the dirt. So, of course,
that's the first place we headed. There was plenty of room on El Mirage dry
lake to stretch the GT-R's legs a little. We got it up to 130 mph before
deciding that the limited visibility and random mounds of dirt made
anything faster a potentially life
-- and GT-R -- threatening exercise. Then we turned off the traction
control and got it sideways to see what the GT-R is like when it's not
stuck to the pavement. Shocker of the day -- it's fun. Click through to see
Corvette ZR1 vs. SL65 AMG Black Series, Murciélago LP640, Viper SRT10 - CAR and DRIVER
Unnatural selection: With 600 horsepower (and then some),
these supercars are at the pinnacle of the automotive food chain. Just like
dinosaurs, they may be doomed.
Corvette ZR1 vs. SL65 AMG Black Series, Murciélago LP640, Viper SRT10 -
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Tested & Compared with Z51, Z06 - Feature
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.
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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accidente Viper Fail chile
3p1c fail, saludos al master que lo grabo y al piloto del viper ojala este
bien. a cualquiera le puede pasar o no?
2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
Dodge today pulled the cover off the newest special-edition model of the
2010 Viper SRT10 lineup. The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X is a turn-key,
non-street legal race car that is slated to make its on-track debut in the
summer of 2010.
Dodge Viper vs Z06
Dodge Viper kicks the Z06 @ss in so many different ways - Watch this video
to see it in action! I saw these 2 guys from the show Dream Car Garage
while at the track it looked pretty cool!