• Enjoy This 2015 Dodge Viper’s Half-Mile Speed Test

Watch how this stock 2015 Dodge Viper obliterates the half-mile

Running the half-mile gives us a good idea of a car’s acceleration as well as its aerodynamic capabilities. Although we are used to seeing highly modified vehicles (some with over 2,000 horsepower), it’s more interesting to see what a can do in its factory state. Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds is a place where EPA ratings and other data are being accumulated through testing. In this case, a 2015 Dodge Viper is the guest of honor.

Enjoy This 2015 Dodge Viper's Half-Mile Speed Test
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In case you have forgotten, the fifth-generation Dodge Viper has an 8.4-liter V-10 engine that produces 645 horsepower (481 kilowatts) and 600 pound-feet (813 Nm).

It also has a curb weight of 3,441 pounds (1,560 kg). Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual.

2015 Dodge Viper SRT specifications
Type and Description 10-cylinder, 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement, liter (cu.in.) 8.4 (512)
Bore x Stroke 4.055 x 3.96 (103 x 100.6)
Flywheel Low-inertia aluminum with steel wear surface
Intake Three-piece shell molded, vibration-welded composite for improved flow, reduced weight and improved thermal performance
Valve System Overhead valve, variable-valve timing (VVT), 20 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic
Construction Aluminum-alloy block with cast-iron liners, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crankshaft, aluminum-alloy heads
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Power (SAE net) 645 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Torque (SAE net) 600 LB-FT @ 5,000 RPM
Enjoy This 2015 Dodge Viper's Half-Mile Speed Test
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We like short and straightforward videos like this one. Apparently, two runs have been made. One at 10:00 AM and another one at 2:00 PM, when the temperature is a bit warmer – 66 F (18.9 C) vs 74 F (23.3 C), as well as 64 F (17.8 C) vs 75 F (23.9 C).

The surface is aggressive, so traction is not an issue, even for a torque monster like the Viper. There is something satisfying in looking from the in-board footage and how the needle climbs up to over 150 mph. At the end of the run, the snake is caught at 152.320 mph (245.135 km/h).

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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