Salomondrin’s Back To Pit The Dodge Viper ACR Against The Porsche 918 Spyder

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Dodge Viper ACR Squares off against the Porsche 918 Spyder

The glorious and highly entertaining mind behind the #CupGang and one of the few videos pitting the trio of the latest hypercars together (McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder) is back in an attempt to create a show that is being referred to as Bangin’ Gears. That’s right, the outspoken Salomondrin and his crew of lucky friends is back to pit two high-performance supercars against one another, but this time things are a little different.

Instead of getting five insanely expensive hypercars together, Salomondrin and his gang decides to see put the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR against the Porsche 918 Spyder.

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Starting at roughly $118,000, the Viper ACR promises to be a hypercar killer and attempts to take down the 918 Spyder that costs roughly seven times as much as the Porsche at $845,000. There’s no way the Viper ACR will be able to beat the 918 Spyder, right? Well on paper, this should be a cake walk for the hybrid hypercar.

The Viper ACR is the last of a dying breed with its naturally-aspirated engine and manual transmission. Underneath the Viper ACR’s massive hood lies the same massive 8.4-liter V10 engine out of the regular Viper that produces 645 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. The American supercar’s fury relies on the driver to shift through the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, which is no easy task as the car can sprint to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 177 mph. That’s fast, but not hypercar fast.


Yes, the 918 Spyder is more expensive, but it’s also much, much faster. The 918 Spyder not only has a 4.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 for power, but also features two electric motors for added oomph. All of this is good for 887 hp and 940 lb-ft of torque. This gives the hypercar the ability to get to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and hit 211 flat-out. This matchup, then, should be more of a slaughter.

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Instead of using this as a comparison, it should be used to measure the difference between a track-focused supercar and a full-blown hypercar.