The Dodge Viper has aged pretty well throughout the years, and the design similarities between the first- and last-generation models are a testament to how timeless the supercar’s styling is.
But more than just the looks, the Viper has also aged well in terms of performance. YouTuber Four Eyes recently put his bone-stock 2000 Viper to the test in multiple drag races against three newer and equally high-powered cars, and it showed how capable the 20-year-old Viper still is.
From the factory, the Viper was rated at 450hp and 664Nm of torque. This particular V10 model was still able to churn out 410hp and 590Nm at the dyno. The figures translated to sheer power on the road, as the Viper was able to make quick work of a 2011 Audi S4 as well as a modified 2007 Ford Mustang GT that produced 390hp and 474Nm at the wheel.
The real, er, challenge here, though, was a 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. This particular unit was also bone-stock, but its naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter V8 is capable of 485hp and 643Nm, making it significantly more powerful than the old Viper. On paper, that is.
The horsepower and torque difference didn’t matter in the end as the Viper still left the younger and fresher Challenger in the dust. But at the very least, this last drag race was quicker than the previous ones. You can watch the brief clip below. Enjoy.
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