Stuck in quarantine ? Watch this 1700 hp Dodge Viper destroy some superbikes
Ever seen a race between a two-wheeler and a car? While I haven’t been fortunate enough to have seen one in person, I have managed to witness a host of them via the small screen of my laptop. While in a majority of those quarter-mile races, the bike crosses the halfway mark before the four-wheeler can activate launch control, the tables seem to have turned here.
The following video uploaded by a Yamaha R1M owner showcases a 1700hp Dodge Viper absolutely decimate a Mustang GT500 with Whipple supercharger on the highway. If that didn’t leave you astounded as if your neighbour returned from China recently, the following sprint between the Viper and a couple of street-tuned superbikes would surely fit the bill.
Motorbikes have a clear advantage over four-wheelers while on the subject of straight-line speed. They possess more torques, the ability to rev much higher and hence accelerate harder and faster while retaining a more fruitful power-to-weight ratio figure. But when a sports car commands over 1700hp under its accelerator, there’s nothing much you can do with two wheels.
And subsequently, this modified Viper ain’t your run-of-the-mill sports car which went on a twin-turbo-steroid diet in a workshop. This particular Viper is the most-hardcore, track-tuned ACR iteration Dodge produces. As standard, the Viper ACR is powered by an 8.4-litre V10 engine, one of the biggest displacement figures ever, capable of putting out 645hp and 813Nm of torques when it leaves the Dodge factory.
It can do nought to hundred in just 3.3 seconds and has lapped the famed Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 1 second, putting it behind some speed stalwarts like the Ferrari 488 Pista, Porsche 918 Spyder, 911 GT2 RS, 911 GT3 RS and the Lamborghini Aventador. As facts go, the Viper ACR is the fastest manual, rear-wheel-driven American car to have gone around the ‘Green Hell’. And some blokes decided it would be a great idea to slap on two turbos onto this speedster.
No wonder it annihilates those superbikes in such manner. But make no mistake about those superbikes either. Both of them come with over 200hp, more than what they weigh and yet, watch how the Viper with sheer power vaporises these two-wheeled speed machines. I have a feeling Jeremy Clarkson would love to have a go in this. Certainly not Richard Hammond, though.