Dodge Viper V10 vs. Nissan 350Z Tesla Conversion – Drag Race

June 23rd, 2022

All the indicators say that this is going to be a wild one! We have the imports represented (sort of) by a Nissan 350Z with a Tesla running gear. The domestics are represented by a Dodge Viper. Are you ready for this?

The 2006 Nissan 350Z has been retrofitted with a Liberty Walk 370Z body treatment. It looks wildly futuristic. Making the rear wheels spin is a Tesla large drive unit (from a Tesla Model S) in place of the engine. Between the giant lithium-ion batteries and the large drive motor, this thing turns out 468-kilowatts which is the equivalent of 600hp and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. At a curb weight of 4,000-pounds, this Nissan is a silent killer.

The 2002 Dodge Viper is every boy’s dream. It has a massive 8.0-liter V10 under the hood. No extra batteries here, this bad boy is all cubic inches and exhaust note. The only modifications that have been performed to this Dodge are performance exhaust and lowering springs. The stock Viper made 460hp and tipped the scale at 3,600-pounds.

Round One is a race to 1,000-feet from a dead stop. The Viper comes out of the hole strong. He takes the early advantage and keeps it, defeating the Tesla swapped Z-Car by two lengths.

A much-needed head start is granted to the Nissan in Round Two – but will it be enough?

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