Bodyless Dodge Viper does perfect burnouts - Click above to watch video after the jump

Chrysler really should have sold the Dodge Viper without its body. We don't really have anything against the slinking lines of the big snake, but there's something about the vision of the V10 monster frolicking around with its skirt off that simply flips all the right switches. It's like a post-pubescent Ariel Atom. If you recall seeing the awesome Viper-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi built by Zatzy forum member mrspringer, you probably spent at least half a second wondering what fate befell the engine's donor.

Well, wonder no more.

Mrspringer seemingly got a hold of the whole vehicle in running condition with one notable exception – it had no skin. Like any mad scientist worth his salt, the guy immediately set the rear tires spinning and the naked guts of the Viper pirouetting in a remarkably tight parking area. We applaud both his car control skills and his commitment to safety. Remember, kids, always wear your seatbelt. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.



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      MK6GTI
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love how the guy was barely tapping the throttle and the viper was doing donuts. V10 Torque! And whoever said that this is a boring V10 should quit posting on here...
      IBx27
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks like a lot of fun actually. Glad to see he only brake-torqued once.
      zamafir
      • 4 Years Ago
      It just paints a huge smile on your face :D
      DCI Gene Shunt
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dodge cutting into the Ariel Atom market?
      Ming
      • 4 Years Ago
      viper is body on frame?
        ddaw735
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ming
        No, the car was in a roll over so they cut away all the body panels. The "kart" you see is unstable as hell without a body.
      QAZZY
      • 4 Years Ago
      Need to strip more unnecessary parts; like the muffler, any insulation, alternator (no point of A/C or radio), etc. Drop some thin carbon fiber on just to mildly improve aerodynamics, and add a rollbar. Destroy the bare-bones track car market.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        AJ
        • 4 Years Ago
        Only Volkswagon is incompetent and useless enough that they need 16 clyinders and 4 turbos to make 1000hp - something a Corvette with its smaller V8 and the Viper with its V10 can do. Troll harder you idiot.
        Mazdarocks
        • 4 Years Ago
        troll much?
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        And yet, your name refers to you being a Gayron fanboy. Let's see... Hennessey produces 1,000hp from an engine that has 6 less cylinders, 2 less turbos, and 9 less radiators than the Gayron's engine. Underground Racing produces over 1,400hp from the same engine without any problems. They even said on their website a while back that they went through 1 engine during 1 season of racing without 1 problem. So explain to me how that's boring...
          Eddie
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Comment would have been fine, except for use of "Gayron". Leaves the impression you think you're being clever, when you are in reality just being stupid. While I don't agree with veyron1001's assessment, I also don't understand why engine reliability is your example for not being boring. You both should probably refrain from posting again.
          Hatzenbach
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          well elmo, you just gave us the answer where the body of the viper might have gone with your hennessey comment.
        longducdong
        • 4 Years Ago
        There are some 2.0L 4 cylinder, single turbo Ford Escort Cossies developing more power than your precious Veyron. Just putting things into perspective, thats all....
      Mike
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nobody else notice that this guy wasted an entirely useable Viper chassis to build a V10 Saab wagon? I can see pulling the motor and trans out of an otherwise unsuable car but for crying out loud, if you had the entire chassis to use it's such a waste to only use the motor, trans, diff and brakes. What's next, a guy ripping the powertrain out of an Enzo to build a fast Volvo V70? Such a waste.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike
        Maybe it was in a wreck, flipped or something. If only the body was damaged, then it wouldn't be such a waste.
          Mike
          • 4 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          I'm saying that the Viper's suspension is going to be worlds better than the Saab's. I'd sooner put another body over the VIper's chassis than stick the Viper's powertrain in a Saab wagon.
      Vinny
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is such crap. I can tell you that there is no way Oakley can pull this off. Maybe the visuals, but not the performance. This car's driveteain is COMPLETELY new, the whole car only shares 12 part numbers with the Murci. No way Oakley can get an additional 60 hp, and remove the front drive system. Not possible in this car. Have fun ruining 500k on a car that will be junk.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Vinny
        I'm guessing this comment was applied to the wrong post...? Haha!
        badgeless
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Vinny
        um wrong story vinny and how do you know what can and can't be done to the new lambo, are you their chief engineer? I think you mean 12 precent not 12 part numbers. and 60bhp from a tuned intake, exhaust, ecu from a car that already gets 700 is very easy to do. and converting to rwd should be easy( well define easy lol for some it would be) take a look at the gt3 murci, its rwd, hmhm the balboni rwd... why dont you get a clue before you post
          Elmo
          • 4 Years Ago
          @badgeless
          There's no such thing as a GT3 Murcielago. The Murcielago races in the FIA GT series, which is separate from the FIA GT3 series. Now the Gallardo Super Trofeo on the other hand, does race in the FIA GT3 series. By the way, converting to RWD is quite easy, even to the most amateur mechanic. All it is is just removing bolts on the u-joints on the front driveshaft and completely removing the driveshaft altogether.
      Zweben
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't imagine that's very rigid.
      david opanga
      • 4 Years Ago
      theres something sexy about a scantly clad car, hymm i cant quite put my hands on what it reminds me off...
      badgeless
      • 4 Years Ago
      as clarkson would put it..."the superleggera dodge viper" Someone with some money to burn, are you listening James Glickenhaus???, needs to get an ACR, strip the body, weld some atom-like tube chassis bits to the sides and then give it to me!! But on a serious note the chassis is very small on these, it seems as if the body adds ALOT to the size of the viper. I say this needs to be the new chassis and motor for the new TVR company, they can buy them from chrysler, or should I say Fiat?, and add their beautiful bodies and interiors. Chrysler/Fiat gets money from selling the chassis/motors and TVR has a cheap 50 state legal way of finally coming to the US(not including gray market) Now that's a WIN WIN WINNNIG situation!
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @badgeless
        Except for the fact that Dodge won't be building the chassis anymore, along with the engine. That's the reason behind Hennessey switching from the Viper's V10 to the GM LS9 for the Venom GT. Also, TVR would have to get their financial troubles in line before thinking about building new models.
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