For Corvette and Dodge Viper owners looking for the best possible performance, aftermarket forced induction systems are generally the best way to go. However, some drivers go down a different road, like this fifth-gen Viper owner.
Rather than having the massive V10 engine turbocharged or supercharged, the owner has simply had the heads and camshafts upgraded and during a recent outing, set a new world record for an all-motor fifth-gen Viper with a 9.95 second quarter mile at 225 km/h (140 mph).
While no power details about this particular Viper are known, the car typically pumps out 640 hp at 6,150 rpm and 600 lb-ft of torque at 4,950 rpm. In this case, with new heads, camshafts and an ECU tune, that horsepower figure is likely close to the 700 hp mark.
Any ¼ mile time in the 10-second range for a road car is impressive but with a high 9-second run, this Viper isn’t far off the current fleet of European hybrid hypercars, despite being down on power and using a traditional six-speed manual transmission.