100 - 200 mph took just 10 seconds.
The beloved Dodge Viper has been dead since 2017, but the all-American sports car is still making headlines. Recently, an extensively modified third-generation 2006 Dodge Viper was taken to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds for a top speed run, where it set a new world record for the fastest recorded speed in a Dodge Viper.
While the 2006 Dodge Viper's 8.4-liter V10 gasoline engine produced 500 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque in stock form, this beast has 1,400 horsepower and 1,177 lb-ft of torque on tap. Sadly, the video doesn't outline what modifications were made to the Viper to make it achieve such insane levels of power, but it is nevertheless street legal.
According to the video, the Viper was sent to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds to test out some prototype engine parts and tires. Initially, the modified Viper gets off to a slow start on the three-mile-long runway as the driver was doing some boost-related testing in first and second gear, but it rapidly picks up speed.
100 mph - 200 mph is covered in just 10 seconds, before hitting a recorded top speed of 252.588 mph over the 2.7 mile test. Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds claims this makes it the fastest Dodge Viper in the world.
Tested cars are timed and speed checked with Garmin and Racelogic interior monitoring systems, while external timing and speed are performed by the International Mile Racing Association, which is sanctioning body accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records.
While the Dodge Viper has been out of production since 2017, rumors suggest it will make a triumphant return later this year with a naturally aspirated V8 producing as much as 700 horsepower, but nothing official has been announced yet. At least the Viper has been given the send-off it deserves with a new world record under its belt.