SRT Viper Races F-16 Viper Fighter Jet: Video

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Viper versus Viper. Car versus jet. Which will win? We won’t spoil the result for you, but we will say the outcome may be surprising to some.

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The F-16’s official name is the Fighting Falcon, but its pilots more commonly call it Viper. It generates nearly 30,000 pounds of thrust and is capable of a top speed of Mach 2 (about 1,320 mph at altitude). It can fight beyond 50,000 feet, and climb at 50,000 feet per minute. It’s a seriously nasty piece of war machinery.

But is it a match for the SRT Viper? Rated at 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, the 8.4-liter V-10 screams as it pushes the rear wheels to a top speed of 206 mph.

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Fortunately for the SRT Viper, this isn’t a top-speed run, but an acceleration test. Watch the video to see which one takes the checkered flag.

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