This is what a 900 horsepower Dodge Viper does at Goodwood

Ireland and America have joined forces to destroy the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Well, not really… but the duo will put on one hell of a show. Ireland is represented by Formula Drift pro Dean Kearney. The American side of the equation is Kearney’s ridiculous 900 horsepower Dodge Viper.
What started life as a road-racing Viper has been transformed into a slideways leviathan. Here, Dodge’s V10 engine has been tweaked to produce the aforementioned 900+ horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. It’s done by way of JE Pistons, Magnaflow headers, and an OS Giken flyhweel that whips the revs into a flurry. All the action is modulated by a four-speed gearbox and Kearney’s fast feet.
Over the years, the car has seen different styles, but I am currently in love with the almost comical roof scoop. It’s like an anime version of what you’d find on an older WRC car. But it makes sense on a Viper, because the Viper is a cartoon version of a real car anyway.
Click play and watch the car slide all over Lord March’s driveway.
[EDIT: Apparently it’s twin-turbocharged and fitted with nitrous, so it makes over 1,110 horsepower. Jesus…]

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3 responses to “This is what a 900 horsepower Dodge Viper does at Goodwood”

  1. smokyburnout Avatar

    I’m pretty sure that’s still the “old” 900-horsepower one. The turbo one has had I think 3 engine failures so far, and I’m pretty sure his old car being on a boat across the Atlantic must have been why he had to borrow a Nissan for FD New Jersey.

  2. Zentropy Avatar

    Damn, but that’s one hairy beast! I’d have the whitest of knuckles and tightest of sphincters driving that overpowered squirrel.

  3. Monkey10is Avatar

    Are these drift monsters set up with some off-centred suspension? Or does unsticking the back wheels just balance out the front rear grip better?
    Somehow the car only looks stable when it is in a drift: Too twitchy to ever drive in a straight line, but looks like once you get it at a 15 or 20 degree angle and a little opposite lock it all settles down.