DODGE VIPER 0 TO 60
The Dodge Viper has about 500 pounds of torque when the Mercedes S65 AMG has over 700. Yet, the Viper accelerates from 0-60 in just over 3 seconds while the S65 accelerates from 0-60 MPG in 4.2 seconds. Why is this?
Answer by Brad H
the weight of the vehicle plays into the equation. It also depends on the gearing.
Answer by Kiffin # 1
Could be any number of reasons. The Viper might have a lower rear axle ratio, better aerodynamics, less weight, a more efficient suspension, better gearing in the transmission, more horsepower, just be a better car or any/all of the above. Good luck!
Answer by Patrick C
There are so many variables here…. where to begin.
The s65 is heavier and is geared differently. There are horsepower and torque curves to consideras well. Bottom line, priority was not on trap speed (0-60) for this car, at least not as much as for the Viper.
The Viper and the Corvette z06 hae been in a head to head battle for trap speed for years, it is a BIG PRIORITY for Viper. It is practically the ONLY thing it does well.
The s65 is in a class by itself ( I suspect you know this). MB is not concerned about losing a sale to Dodge over trap speed!
Dodge used cars like the Viper was introduced to the North American public back in 1989. The Chrysler Motor Corporation unveiled the pro-type at the Detroit Motor show with such huge success, that the company decide to go ahead with the brand. The first Dodge Viper came on the scene of American streets in 1991 and has been a fixture on the roads ever since. I decided to research Dodge Vipers that were from 1991 to the early 2000s. This actually is one of my most favourite sports cars because of the mean looking design and the power it posses.
Dodge Viper used cars:
If there is any weakness to the Viper it has to be its interior design, its very plain. The leather seats and steering wheel look great and when you sit in one, you know this car can move. My issues are with the engine instruments and the center console, it lacks in sports car design. Its not like a Corvette at night time, where you feel youre in a fighter jet all lit up. The Viper from these years comes standard with AM/FM stereo, Air/Heating, and CD player depending on year.
I could only find two fuel economy statistics for the Dodge Viper. The first one goes back to 1994 and had a fuel rating of, 17.6-litre, per 100km, for city driving and 9.7-litre, per 100km, for highway driving. The second fuel statistic comes from the year 2002 and this had a fuel rating of, 20.9-litre, per 100km for city driving and 10.5-litre, per 100km, for highway driving. So after looking at these fuel ratings youre not exactly driving a hybrid, so expect to pay a lot at the gas pump.
The Vipers engine sizes vary depending on the year. The first version in 1991 had a V10, V8, 400 horsepower engine, with 450 pounds, per feet, of torque. Then in 1996 they increased the horsepower to 420, with 480 pounds, per feet, of torque. In 1997 it increased the engine up to 30 horsepower, giving it 450 and had 490 pounds, per feet, of torque.
Lets talk about the pros and cons of buying a used Dodge Viper:
1-There are issues with the clutch wearing down to easy.
2-There are problems with resting your hand on the six-speed shifter, it tends to screw up the transmission and leads to problems staying in gear.
3-There are no crash test results from two leading automotive organization who handle these tests.
Even though Dodge used cars like the Viper are expensive, if you have the money and you want a fast, mean sports car, the Viper is for you.
Elkhart Lake, Wis (PRWEB) September 23, 2014
Scott Tucker re-wrote the record books Friday at Road America, as the Level 5 Motorsports owner/driver took home the gold medal in a thrilling down-to-the-wire duel to claim his third consecutive SCCA National Championship.
In one of his best drives in his young six-year racing career, Tucker used the strength of his Microsoft Office 2014-sponsored Porsche 996 Twin-Turbo to fend off a hard-charging Dodge Viper of David Pintaric lap after lap around the famed 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course.
A heavy Lap 1 accident by two fellow STO class competitors put the field under a full-course caution for over 20 minutes and set up a final six-lap sprint to the finish, with pole-sitter Tucker in prime position for the win. While Pintatic managed to get up alongside the 500-plus horsepower Porsche on two occasions, Tucker failed to relinquish the lead over the entire 12-lap, 40-minute timed race.
After a series of smart, defensive moves and masterful driving, Tucker managed to bridge out a narrow gap on the Viper to take a 0.728-second victory at the checkered flag. It brought an end to an exciting battle that wasn’t decided until the final corner on the final lap.
It was a great race, Tucker said. David [Pintatic] had pressure on me everywhere. There wasnt a lap to let up. I was very impressed with his driving. He pushed me to the limit. It was a good fight for a six-lap sprint race.
Tucker not only reached the impressive milestone of claiming his 60th career victory but also notched his third consecutive SCCA National Championship and first in the STO category. Even more impressive, it came in his race debut of the specially prepared Porsche 996 Twin-Turbo.
Winning my third consecutive National Championship is an incredible achievement and accomplishment and something Im extremely proud of, Tucker added. Its something we worked incredibly hard for. Ive been running in the Runoffs since 2006 and none of these championships have been easy to win. Im just very proud of the entire Level 5 team.
Built and developed in conjunction with the Jeff Stone-led Kelly Moss Motorsports, both Level 5 and Kelly Moss worked tirelessly preparing the unique four-wheel-drive Porsche for its debut in one of Americas most prestigious racing events. The hard work paid off in a big way, as Tucker becomes one of the select few to have claimed a hat trick of wins in the Runoffs.
Scott was real focused on going out and driving his hardest but not making a single mistake, and thats what he did today, said Level 5 team manager David Stone. Unfortunately there were two yellows in the race, so that shortened the race time. It would have been fun to go for it for a clean race. But Scott did a really good job and everyone at Level 5 and Kelly Moss put in a great effort.
There was a lot of time that went into the car, and it was a pretty trick car, Stone added. With all of the research, sourcing and bringing a lot of things together, it was a big project. But Im glad we were able to bring home the win.
Theres no rest for Tucker and the Level 5 crew as the team heads to Road Atlanta this weekend in preparation for 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, which will see both of their new HPD ARX-01g LMP2 cars in action for the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race that closes out the American Le Mans Series season.
The race, which also doubles as the second-to-last round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, which Level 5 currently sits second in the championship race, is set for Saturday, Oct. 1. The race will air on ABC at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 2. Live coverage will be available in the U.S. on ESPN3 or outside the U.S. on americanlemans.com.
Level 5 Motorsports has fielded successful entries in GT and Prototype classes in the American Le Mans Series, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, Ferrari Challenge Series and the Sports Car Club of America since 2008. The team has competed throughout North America and Europe, extensively in France and Spain. Team owner and driver Scott Tucker has earned three national championships and has more than 70 podium finishes and 50 victories in his driving career. Level 5 is based in Madison, Wisconsin. http://www.Level5Motorsports.com