See how the 1400-horsepower Dodge Viper accidentally set a speed record

See how the 1400-horsepower Dodge Viper accidentally set a speed record

January 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Although a record race was not planned, the car managed to “break” the mark of 406 kilometers per hour

The 14-year-old Dodge Viper with a 1400-horsepower engine reached a record speed of 406.5 kilometers per hour for itself during tests at the Florida training ground. It is reported that a high-speed race was not planned – the car was released at the test site for testing engine parts.

This Viper is equipped with a 8.5-liter twin-turbocharged V10 engine with up to 1400 forces, which works in tandem with a six-speed “mechanics”. The car is equipped with a parachute for more effective braking.

The races took place on the 4.8-kilometer runway of the Johnny Bohmer training ground at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, where McLaren Speedtail recently accelerated to 403 kilometers per hour.

The record was announced by representatives of the landfill – they published on YouTube a video of the Dodge Viper race. They detailed the characteristics of the GDP (length, altitude, elevation, temperature of the coating, etc.) and even weather conditions, including wind speed and direction.

In 2017, Dodge discontinued the Viper. The reason for this decision was the new requirements for vehicle safety in the United States, because of which the model required a deep and costly modernization.