Production of the beloved Dodge Viper ended in 2017 when it became clear that the V10 sports car can no longer meet safety regulations as it does not have side curtain airbags. Unfortunately, there is no direct successor on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean that the Viper community is dead. It is stronger than ever with more and more events and modified examples of the famous vehicle.
Today we have a very special example of the Viper which has been heavily tuned and the owner can finally test it on the test bench. The car’s V10 engine was upgraded for the first time in 2016, but it was not done properly and the engine eventually cracked.
The owner of the car explains in the video at the top of this page that the engine was recently replaced with a new one, which also got the same twin turbo configuration. Apparently it was built with more attention to detail and got a new six-speed TR6060 manual transmission. Once all the parts were assembled, it was time to see what the car is capable of on the test bench.
If you jump to 2: 40 minutes in the video, you will see the Biturbo Viper on the test bench. It’s fair to say that it produces a very impressive blend of engine and exhaust notes. And the numbers? Well, that’s something we don’t see every day – the car has maximized the dynamo to 1,200 horsepower, which should mean the car has at least about 1,400 horsepower at the engine level. It’s a huge number, especially since the owner probably wants to be able to drive the car on a daily basis.
We assume that a few more adjustments to the engine ECU would make the car more suitable for the road. And, honestly, we can’t wait to see him in action on the track.