Dodge Vipers Slug it Out in Savage Generational Duel: Track Time Tuesday
Not surprisingly, the newer, more powerful Viper wins the race, but both cars struggle with traction.
This week’s Track Time Tuesday video comes to us from the Wheels YouTube channel and it features two different generations of the Dodge Viper duking it out on the quarter mile of Mission Raceway Park in British Columbia. We don’t have any details on either of these cars beyond what we know about the Viper in general, but based on the elapsed times and trap speeds, we would guess that this video portrays a matchup of stock Mopar supercars squaring off.
The video above features two Dodge Vipers; one in white with black stripes and a second in black with silver stripes. The white supercar is from the fifth generation, so we know that it is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 that provides 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel, with a 6-speed manual transmission sending the power to the rear wheels.
The black Viper is either from the third or fourth generation, and while we don’t know the model year for sure, we know that the generation makes a big difference. The Gen III cars came with an 8.3-liter V10 with 510 horsepower and 535 lb-ft of torque while the Gen IV cars came with an 8.4-liter V10 with 600 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. The trap speed suggests that this is the stronger of the two, but we don’t know for sure.
After a quick look at each of these Dodge supercars in the garage area, the two Vipers line up at the starting line. When the green lights drop, but cars come roaring out of the hole with the tires spinning as the drivers bang through the gears.
The older car gets a small lead on the launch, but the Gen V car quickly catches and passes. On the big end, the black supercar stays close, but the white car takes the win, running a 12.17 at 119 miles per hour to a losing 12.77 at 116.05.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.