This was too close.
Michael Hyssong, better known as Speed 717, made headlines last month when he was fined for jumping a Ram 1500 TRX over a creek, a stunt that left the high-performance pickup badly damaged. The YouTuber was charged with 18 criminal counts and forced to pay $53,000 for damaging the environment. But this hasn't stopped him from performing another daredevil stunt in the 702-hp pickup.
This time, the Ram 1500 TRX was used to jump over a Dodge Viper also owned by the YouTuber. It's not just any Viper, either - it's a rare Dodge Viper Snakeskin ACR Edition finished in a striking green color with snake-style stripes. Dodge only built 31 examples of the Snakeskin ACR Edition in 2010 and another 31 cars in 2016. What could possibly go wrong?
The Viper is driven through a field and parked in the middle of two makeshift dirt ramps for the TRX to clear. In a similar stunt, the YouTuber jumped over an Aventador with a Urus a few months ago. Although he narrowly avoided damaging the supercar, the jump was successful. However, the Viper ACR's roof is 4.5 inches higher than the Aventador's. As a result, the Viper's roof is higher than the ramp, but this doesn't stop Mike from doing the jump. A lot could go wrong here, but Mike holds his nerve and floors it in the TRX.
Luckily, the Ram TRX clears the jump without crushing the Viper, but it's a very close call. The tires came scarily close to clipping the Viper's roof and windshield as the TRX jumps over it. Abusing a Viper like this is sacrilegious but we're just glad it survived the stunt unscathed, especially as it's no longer in production.
Mike says he will never do a jump like this again, but considering his other wild stunt videos have racked up millions of views, it's probably only a matter of time before he jumps over another valuable car for some internet fame.