18-year-old borrows his father’s 3,200 HP Viper, sets quarter-mile world record
Considering how quickly things are moving in the world of drag racing world records, it seems almost impossible to talk about the world’s fastest Viper retaining its quarter-mile record for almost a decade. However, the time has come for the Monster V10 to set a new record in the hands of the son of the original pilot.
The duo recently hit the Maryland International Raceway with the intention of improving the record mentioned in the intro. After all, with Vipers from across generations, including Gen V beasts, currently chasing the title, it was natural for the family to defend their title.
The 8.0-liter under the hood still packs the factory block, though it’s now wrapped. And the old turbos are gone, having been replaced by a pair of Garrett Gen II GTX 88mm units. And the new hardware allows the 10-cylinder monster to deliver around 3,200 horsepower.
The expected drag racing gear is present on the car, and we are referring to such items as the roll cage, the parachute, and the wheel and tire package.
Now the Patels have visited said location over the weekend, marking the youngster’s first full quarter-mile run. And, if you’d like to see him explain the launch routine, you can go to point 11:53 in the clip below. And we’ll tilt our helmets to 1320video for images.
Getting used to the car is all it took for the full boost to kick in, with the rest of the story reaching its 6s climax at 4:05 pm. As you can imagine, this kind of adventure will only strengthen the will of some other Viper riders, so we can expect plenty of competitions, especially since the season is still young.