Dodge Viper GTS
Engine type: OHV 20 valves V-10
Displacement: 8.0L (7990cc)
Power: 450 bhp
Torque: 490 lb.-ft.
Transmission: 6 speed manual
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1/4 mile: 12.2sec
Top Speed: 181 mph
This is the 16-pound-sledge approach to g forces. At idle, the V-10 shakes and shudders like a Maytag trying to spin dry Mrs.Murphy's rock collection. Sitting in traffic, the transmission input -shaft bearing are loud enough to compete with the radio. The Viper's outrageous act is all carefully contrived to make one simple statement -"mine's bigger than yours"- and no Ferrari has yet to match this Yankee's shameless leer.
UPDATES: The Viper now uses a 460 bhp version of the same V-10.