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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.
2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe by Edmunds' Inside Line
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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.
Burnout Super Test Part 2: Viper SRT-10 vs. Corvette Z06 Carbon
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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T - 1st Full Test
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ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey — There has been lots of speculation about the speed of the new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, and we were able to conduct our own independent testing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, the site of the official introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger lineup.
This is the very first chance to test the performance of Chrysler's new muscle car in R/T trim. Our data includes 0-60-mph acceleration, quarter-mile performance, braking distance and slalom speed, as well as insight from IL's test-driver.
Chrysler based its introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8, R/T and SE at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, a traditional stop for the NHRA's professional drag-racing championship. Thanks to our portable Racelogic VBOX III testing gear, we were able to use the track for performance testing, although the lack of a suitable plot of pavement precluded skid pad evaluation.
The 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-hp 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed manual transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds (5.5 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip), then reached the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds at 100.8 mph. In comparison, the 315-hp 2008 Mustang Bullitt we tested late last year with a 4.6-liter V8 and Tremec five-speed manual transmission ran to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The Bullitt also ran a 13.8-second quarter-mile at 102.1 mph.
At 4,041 pounds, the R/T weighs about 100 pounds less than a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a six-speed transmission. In fact the R/T is only fractionally slower to 60 mph than the SRT8's 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds with 1 foot of rollout). The difference lies in the higher redline of the SRT8's 425-hp 6.1-liter Hemi, which enables the car to pull past 60 mph in 2nd gear. In comparison, the R/T requires a shift into 3rd gear.
ZR1 Smokes GT-R: Chevy Corvette ZR1 vs. Nissan GT-R
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It's already hot at 11 a.m. as we pull our 2009 Nissan GT-R into the 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 Phoenix....
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.
2011 Dodge Charger vs KIA Sportage Mashup Drag Race
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 HEMI Dodge Charger R/T has 370 horsepower and enough grunt to stop the earth's rotation. The 2011 KIA Sportage turbo has 260 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 in just a tic under 7 seconds. Both cars have all wheel drive but the Dodge weighs about 1000 pounds more. So which one is faster in a straight line...on a dirt road. Watch this video to find out.
The new 2008 600hp Dodge Viper SRT10 from WINDING ROAD
Our new editor, Chris Paukert, takes the 2008 600hp Dodge Viper SRT10 to the streets of our beloved Detroit; the birthplace of the serpentine beast. Enjoy the ride. Another video short from WINDING ROAD Magazine. www.windingroad.com/videos
Corvette ZR1 angry sound
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Chris Ashworth records the angry sound of a Corvette ZR1, an amazing Exhaust sound. Seen at the Hot Rod Power Tour in Detroit.
sportbilen.se: Dodge Charger 950 hp
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Gixxerkart vs. Dodge Viper
Mind you: this is TV! It's meant to entertain, not show who's a good driver or not... ENGLISH Subtitles here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxNbeecxnGM
Ringminis 1100cc bike-engined 164HP cart versus full-race 500HP Dodge Viper!
Insane!! Now go watch DMAX!
2006 850HP Supercharged Viper SRT-10
Paxton Supercharged 850HP Viper SRT-10 compilation video.
Seriously people, with 1900+ comments I think we all get the camera work sucks.
The shifting was slow because it was a brand new clutch, engine components, Supercharger, etc. It was the day after everything was installed.
Everything has to be broken in.
We had 4" straight pipes on it, but it was too loud.
The car ran 10.4 sec @ 133 mph on this 850HP setting
This was taped on 95 in Hollywood, FL.