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Watch A Dodge Viper Take On A Challenger Scat Pack In Drag Race

Watch A Dodge Viper Take On A Challenger Scat Pack In Drag Race

A Dodge Viper and a Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack squared off in a drag race, with predictable results.

Dodge loves to make muscle cars. Muscle cars are made to drag race. Ergo, a Dodge Viper drag racing a Dodge Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack should be an exciting time had by all.

However, the numbers don’t quite indicate as much excitement to be had. The fourth generation of Viper made had an 8.4-L naturally aspirated V10 engine that produced 600 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, with power delivered to the rear wheels thanks to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Zero to sixty was done in roughly 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 208 mph. Depending on the specific variant, the car weighs between 3,400 and 3,500 lbs.

Meanwhile, our big, bulky Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack sports a 6.4-L HEMI V8 that puts out 485 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic shunts power to the rear wheels, providing a top speed of 182 mph and a zero to sixty time of 4.3 seconds.

It also weighs 4,400 lbs-- a full thousand more than the Viper.

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So a matchup between this particular Challenger isn’t really much of a contest. Maybe if it were the Hellcat, the Redeye, or even the infamous Demon we’d see a bit of a race, but this race is over before it’s even started.

But you never know: maybe the Viper driver is a total novice? The Viper definitely screwed up its burnout, so it’s possible.

There may have also been an agreement between the drivers since it seems like the Challenger was given a half-second head start. But even with the Handicap and cold tires, the Viper easily rockets ahead of the big Challenger and finished in 10.97 seconds at 131.22 mph. The Scat Pack finished in 12.71 seconds at 111.74 mph.

Next time, maybe give us a Demon to race against the Viper. That’s at least a fair fight.

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