Mopar Muscle Thursday: Watch Vivid Racing Thrash and Dyno a 2013 SRT Viper

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The 2013 SRT Viper is an awesome piece of American high performance machinery and if given one to take out and thrash for a day, most of us would do unthinkable things.  Fortunately for us, the folks at Vivid Racing have gotten their hands on a 2013 SRT Viper for a new project car and before beginning the project – the team took the car out for a good, sound thrashing.  This week’s Mopar Muscle Thursday features that thrashing in a high res video showing the new Viper drifting around a large open air and generally destroying the tires before heading back to the shop to hit the dyno.

The 2013 SRT Viper offers 640 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque but Vivid strapped the new Mopar supercar to a dyno to see how much of that power makes it back to the rear wheels.  After removing a generous portion of the Viper’s body – presumably so that it can safely fit on their drive-on dyno – the team put the new Viper to the ultimate test.  They don’t offer a dyno sheet to show the peak power numbers, the gauges included in the video show that this beast makes around 557 horsepower and 551lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. That suggests that the Viper only loses around 13% of its power between the engine and the wheels so not only is it awesome…it is very efficient in terms of use of its power.  Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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