We always thought the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X was a hot machine. Judging by the rosy glow of the exhaust headers in a new video, it seems the adjective can safely be used in a literal sense.
Dodge recently placed a video of the ACR-X’s V-10 being dyno tested on its YouTube account, and even without actually being present in the test cell, you can get an idea of just how much heat the massive 8.4-liter engine produces.
This isn’t your standard snake mill, of course. As the entire car is built specifically for track duty, the engine receives forged pistons, a new intake, and an exhaust system conveniently devoid of catalytic converters and other pesky emissions controls. Those revisions help the engine produce more power — 640 hp, to be exact — but force drivers and pit crew alike to exercise some caution near those exhaust tips.
Source: Dodge YouTube Channel