Watch Dodge Viper Blow Motor & Catch Fire

Watch Dodge Viper Blow Motor & Catch Fire

This fifth-gen Dodge Viper blows out its motor and crashes during a quarter-mile drag race.

You hate to see it. Or maybe you love it since fire and destruction tends to get them views too. Either way, this last-gen Dodge Viper is a total write-off after the engine explodes and the car crashes.

It’s a shame too since they literally don’t make these anymore. The last Viper rolled off the assembly line earlier this year and was auctioned off for some ungodly price.

In its last incarnation, the Dodge Viper came equipped with an enormous 8.4-L naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty was done in just 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 208 mph.

Normally, they don’t explode. But this particular Viper was not entirely stock. The engine and 6-speed manual transmission were still the same as when it came off the assembly floor, but connected to the big 8.5-L engine were a pair of twin-turbochargers that boosted output to around 1,250 horsepower.

That’s a lot. We don’t recommend it, for reasons that will become obvious in the upcoming video.

As you can see, the white Viper shoots off like a rocket from the line, but then disaster strikes. Just before the whole car catches fire you can see a puff of white as the engine blows, and then oil gets dumped all over the track and the rear tires. Then the whole thing goes up in flames, with the car smashing into the right retaining wall before bouncing back and hitting the left wall, finally coming to a standstill in the middle of the track.


The driver made it out miraculously uninjured, but the car was a total write-off.

How do we know? There’s a biography of the car, which was apparently called “Agni Stryker”, in a separate video.

In the video, a post-mortem determines that the 9th cylinder rod tore in two, with catastrophic failure of the whole engine cascading from there. The narrator recommends dialing the power back to around 1,200 horses for anyone who wants to try something similar in the future.

Wiser words were never spoken.


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