You might believe that a race between a Dodge Viper and a Mitsubishi Evo 9 is not exactly the most appropriate match-up, but you will be surprised to find out that the Evo 9 did quite well at the Blackhawk farms raceway.

The Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.4 Liter V10 power plant that produces 600 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque that rocket the engine with wheels from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds, run the quarter mile in the mid 11 second range before hitting a top speed of 202 MPH.

The Mitsubishi Evo 9 is powered by an all-aluminum 2.0-liter turbocharged/intercooled engine that produces a measly 291hp at 6,500 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,400 rpm.

Looking at the statistics on paper, one couldn’t even call this a contest. What could the Mitsubishi possibly have on the Viper? Well, we are happy to say that the EVO 9 actually held its own and the race was pretty interesting. Of course, we don’t know what kind of modifications took place under the hood of either one of the two cars, but the race was still fun to watch. We were even treated to some Viper sideways action and a little off course action by the EVO 9. Want to know how the race turned out? Check out the seven minute long video to find out!


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  (630) posted on 03.23.2011

No way! I can’t believe that Evo 9 would win against the Viper since we all know that Evo 9 is far better than this Mitsubishi line!

  (407) posted on 11.2.2010

The Viper and the Hummer represent everything that is wrong with the U. S. auto industry.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

a nimble car vs a muscle car.. this is all about handling..

  (359) posted on 06.15.2010

It’s just like the R8 vs civic, the nimble car can always catch up with the fast cars due to it’s curve weight and handling capabilities.

  (392) posted on 06.14.2010

I agree.. evo when on straight.. but the evo has an advantage in tight curves and cornerings.. with that evo has a chance of winning the small race. sometimes a nimble car can take down the big performer cars.

  (868) posted on 06.11.2010

I think the Viper is stock under the hood judging by the sound, but I can’t say the same for the EVO after it stuck with the Viper in the straightaways.

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