900 HP Viper on Nitrous Drag Races 1,050 HP Turbo Supra with Explosive Results

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - when it comes to heavily modified machines, the so-called magazine racing, where one tries to estimate the potential winner of a race judging by the hp numbers of the cars, never works. We’ve got a juicy example for you, one that involves a 900 hp Viper and a Supra that delivers 1,050 hp.
As hardcore followers of the US drag racing scene remember, these two cars have raced in the past, with the Supra walking all over the SRT machine in September this year. However, the Viper in question, a 2014 TA model, was still in stock form at the time.

Let's talk about the outputs of the two competitors

The owner of the snake decided to go down the nitrous route meanwhile, with the 8.4-liter V10 now being gifted with a 250 shot. After the gym visit, the Dodge delivers 900 hp and 950 lb-ft (1,288 Nm) at the rear wheels.

As for the Supra, this has kept its monstrous turbo form, which means the Toyota delivers 1,050 hp at the rear wheels, with its hefty turbocharger working at 40 psi.

While we haven’t put these two cars on a scale, in theory, the weight difference between them should see the Viper enjoying a 200+ lb (100 kg) advantage. Then again, the dyno numbers highlight the Supra’s 150 rwhp premium.

The pair of souped-up contraptions battle it out on the street (you know the drill - don’t try this at home!), going for rolling starts on the two runs recorded here. And yes, the results are consistent, so we can't talk about driving errors.

This is the part where we refrain from throwing spoilers at you. Nevertheless, we can tell you this much - those of you who enjoy betting would probably be better off keeping the money in their wallets for this challenge.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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