The new Vipers also sound properly good, especially this one. According to videographer Jason Thorgalsen, this Viper’s stock exhaust has been canned in favor of a straight-pipe unit. While that mod may impact its road-legality, with a sound like this, it’s a machine best limited to a track anyway. Take a listen.
The Viper’s 8.4-liter V10 rumbles like a true race car, it frankly is one, and absolutely roars with the slightest prod of the accelerator. While hybridization and electrification look to be the way forward in future performance cars, the Dodge Viper is still purely analog and in a very wonderful way.
It’s also in good company amongst the other track champions in this garage—an ivory Lingenfelter-tuned Corvette ZR1 and a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
Need one? The ACRs don’t come cheaply—about $119,000 a pop—but perhaps that’s a small price to pay for king-of-the-road status and on-track dominance.