• Mar 25, 2009

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Dodge Viper isn't for everyone. It's raw and brutal, and it takes a certain type of person to appreciate the its outlandish personality. Regardless of whether you like or dislike Dodge's flagship supercar, it's hard to argue against its capabilities. The Viper ACR is unmatched around the Nurburgring, besting the Corvette ZR1 and much more expensive supercars like the Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda F and Ferrari Enzo.

Apparently, it's quite a drag racer too, according to one owner, Jamie Furman, who took out his brand new, bone stock Viper SRT10 Convertible with just 100 miles on the odometer and ripped off a 10.92-second quarter mile. Most media outlets have tested the Viper's 1/4 mile time in the 11.6- to 11.9-second range, so with the right conditions and a perfect launch, we can see how the run was possible. In this situation, it seems the owner managed to get those optimal conditions and pair it with a great launch, resulting in a record-breaking time slip.



[Source: DragTimes.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      i just watched the video, he red lighted so this whole thing is nothing does not count so why is it even on here???
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please read the comment above.

        A red light means only that he took off before the light went green. However, that has nothing to do with how fast he ran the 1/4. If he were racing someone else, he'd have lost, but he wasn't so it's moot.

        He could have had a 2hr RT and still would have run the same 10.92s 1/4 mi. time. The RT is not added(or subtracted) from the ET, it's only a measure of how quickly the driver reacted to the light turing green(or how much he anticipated it in the case of a red light).
        • 5 Years Ago
        ya your right i thought about after i posted my last comment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A raw and macho car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      NICE!!

      I will not bag on the 'Vette. My dad had a 68 Corvette 327/4spd convertible....that car was WAY too much fun.

      Although they are technically the same car class, the Viper and Vette are aimed for different types of drivers. The Vettes are great cars, especially if you want something you can drive every day (seriously, I saw one driving in an ice storm over the winter). The Viper is more for people who want that brutal, visceral sensory overload while driving (me).

      My friend owns a local tuning/custom shop, and he has an 1100hp street legal Viper, that he drives on a regular basis. Totally badass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perfect for people who live their lives"10 seconds at a time."
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        I lol'd

        Great time, I would have loved to see that run.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the same guy who drove this drove the z06,just goes to show with the right conditions and the right driver what is possible. like to see this guy drive the zr1 and see what he can do with it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dont know if I trust the ET. Dude red-lighted. It COULD make a difference between 10.92 and 11.5 ET

      Red light=DQ/DNF/Lose per NHRA rules.

      Not saying that the car is not impressive, but let's be fair here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Red lighting does not effect ET times. The ET time is from the time the car breaks the light beam at the start and when it breaks the timing light at the finish line. Sure, a red light is a DQ in drag racing, but it doesn't change the fact the the guy ran a 10.92. Reaction time also does not effect ET. The Reaction time is the time from the moment the light turns green to the car breaks the starting lights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      @ Drew Phillips

      you need to take a math class
      last I had one 10.92 does not round to 10 seconds
      it rounds to 11

      my point is this is a very misleading title, and for a second I though they had uped the power of the Viper to get a 10 sec run, but to my disapointment it's an 11 second run
        • 5 Years Ago
        Mathmatically you are correct...but in terms of drag racing, a car that runs 10.99 is considered a 10 second car. Breaking into the 10.00-10.99 times means a lot in the class you race in, the safety equipment required and comes into play in bracket racing.

        Drew Phillip's headline is correct.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jamie Furman is one of the few people that has ran the Z06 (stock) in the 10's also. He is a very good driver.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here guys you want video of the run!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTevFbLfm3g

      --RS
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is it me or did that car just look like it went to ludicrous speed after 60 ft?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It did look like it went plaid to me as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wait a second... wet?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Bryant

        Nope. I bealive it´s rubber on the tarmac. Every drag strip (except brand new ones) have those marks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hah. Well...he won't be going back to that track again without a roll cage now. He's too fast for a convertible...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Apparently, it's quite a drag racer too"

      That's all I used to think it was. :)

      But yeah, fantastic car, makes no pretensions to be posh and soft, just pure unadulterated driving experience.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well I am the guy that ran both passes in both cars so I can say for sure its real! Go on the Viper or Vette boards and you can watch a fresh video of the Viper run as it was videoed and posted on utube under walterm32.
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