Throughout the Dodge Viper's 23-year production, one major factor remained constant: it was powered by a naturally aspirated V-10 engine. The Throtl YouTube channel threw that out the door for its newest build: a 2001 Viper powered by a Hellcat Redeye supercharged V-8.
Throtl built this car to compete in the Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Match at Roadkill Nights 2022 this weekend, according to Engine Swap Depot. Gone is the legendary 8.0-liter V-10 that propelled the Viper to greatness, replaced by a Hellcrate 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 making 807 hp and 717 lb-ft of torque. The T56 six-speed is gone too, replaced by a more durable T56 Magnum.
It's not just the engine that's been upgraded. This Viper has also received a set of Penske racing coilovers, bigger Wilwood brakes, and a set of American Racing wheels wrapped in sticky drag radials.
In the video above the Throtl team tests out the car for the first time at Barona Dragstrip outside of San Diego, California. While they run into a few small issues, the car seems healthy and looks incredibly quick. We're curious to see how it stacks up against the competition.
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