The 2013 SRT Viper drag racing

2013 SRT Viper nears the 10 second quarter mile barrier in new video

A new video has hit the web showing a 2013 SRT Viper fitted with a set of drag radial tires and piloted by a driver with very little experience in the Viper rocketing down the quarter mile in the low 11 second range – aided by the Mopar supercar’s new launch control system.

This video was published by the folks at DragTimes.com and while we do not know who is driving the 2013 SRT Viper shown in the video, the fact that the car was on loan from SRT leads us to believe that the pilot doesn’t have a world of experience racing in the new Viper. This particular white “base model” Viper has been fitted with a set huge (street legal) Mickey Thompson drag radial tires that help the V10 powered supercar get traction but as an interesting key point, Chrysler has equipped this Viper with tires that are taller than the factory rear wheel and tire combination. A taller tire effectively decreases the gear ratio of the Viper so a new Viper fitted with shorter (but still very sticky) drag tires may be able to turn a better quarter mile time. Regardless of the “shortcomings” of the Viper being tested by DragTimes – they were able to hit a very impressive best time of 11.1 seconds at 127.3 miles per hour.

On that 11.1 quarter mile pass, in addition to a trap speed of 127.3 miles per hour, the 2013 SRT Viper went from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds, 0-100 in 7.1 seconds and getting from 60 to 130 miles per hour took just 8.08 seconds. Those are all very impressive figures – especially when you look at the fact that the people at Motor Trend posted a best quarter mile time of 11.4 seconds for the new Viper although we should note that Motor Trend would have tested the car with the factory stock rear tires. Considering that Motor Trend probably had a better chance to practice with the Viper before posting their best times for comparison to other vehicles, it looks like the DragTimes team made the best use possible of those sticky Mickey Thompson tires.

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Yawn. So last century. Home-built street legal electric cars do better than this regularly. When will Detroit find the 21st century? Before you go insane on the comment - see the White Zombie out of Portland for the proof and check the National Electric Drag Race Assn.

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