By Patrick Rall
The Dodge Viper is, was and always will be one of the most incredible production cars ever, but in the battle of pure speed – the Viper falls short of the 1,000+ horsepower (and $2 million+) Bugatti Veyron…unless Hennessey adds on their Venom 1000 Twin Turbo package to the Viper.
The folks at Road & Track pitted the Hennessey Venom 1000 Viper SRT10 against the Bugatti Veyron in a battle to 200 miles per hour and of course, they made a video to go along with this epic battle of the thousand+ horsepower supercars. This in-car video gives us a great look at the super tuned Viper as it rockets down the runway towards 200 miles per hour – including plenty of tire spinning as the speedo climbed. It is pretty incredible to listen to the turbos spool and the tires spin as the driver struggles to keep the car in a straight line…something that we don’t often think about when simply trying to accelerate in a straight line. Then again – most of us aren’t trying to hit 200 in 20 seconds.
The result of this little battle?
The Hennessey tuned Viper climbed from a stop to 200 miles per hour in 20.3 seconds en route to hitting 220.9 miles per hour in the standing mile. The mighty Bugatti Veyron took 24.2 seconds to get from a stop to 200, reaching a top speed of “only” 204.4 miles per hour in the standing mile.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy this in-car video the Hennessey Venom 1000 Viper racing from a stop to 200 miles per hour.