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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    After buying crashed/salvage cars, I decided I would never want a Viper.

    Every crashed Viper I saw was broken in half and I would never want to be in it when it does that.
    Interesting. Being a front engine and that much torque I would think it would have a very stout frame.

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    Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Interesting. Being a front engine and that much torque I would think it would have a very stout frame.
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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    From what I have read, Walker was unconscious in the passenger seat and apparently burned to death as they were trying to rescue him with fire extinguishers. Several people had to be detained and later released at the scene who were trying to rescue them as to get them out of the way of the first responders. It is a shame that both of the victims' children were there, though apparently someone tried to keep Walker's daughter at a distance so she could not see what was happening.
    You must have not seen the pics of the aftermath. No one tried to get them out of that car and he was alive after the hit. He ended up on the drivers seat and the driver slid down and under the dash.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Interesting. Being a front engine and that much torque I would think it would have a very stout frame.
    488 ci, not really that torquey. High rever, not a puller. Which is why they failed as truck motors.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    488 ci, not really that torquey. High rever, not a puller. Which is why they failed as truck motors.
    2013 Corvette 427 Z06: Power (SAE): 430 hp @ 5,900 rpm; 424 ft lb of torque @ 4,600 rpm

    Read more: New 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Specs - 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Specifications - Motor Trend Magazine

    2013 Viper: 512 cu in (8.4 L) V10 640 bhp (480 kW) @ 6150 rpm 600 lbft (810 Nm) @ 4950 rpm

    Over 25% more torque than the ZO6

    SRT Viper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    2013 Corvette 427 Z06: Power (SAE): 430 hp @ 5,900 rpm; 424 ft lb of torque @ 4,600 rpm

    Read more: New 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Specs - 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Specifications - Motor Trend Magazine

    2013 Viper: 512 cu in (8.4 L) V10 640 bhp (480 kW) @ 6150 rpm 600 lbft (810 Nm) @ 4950 rpm

    Over 25% more torque than the ZO6

    SRT Viper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    What is your point? None of that is very impressive for the money you spend.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Interesting. Being a front engine and that much torque I would think it would have a very stout frame.
    Most people can't handle a car with that much power but they buy them anyway.

    When you hit a post sliding sideways, the car rips in half.

    I have never Heard of the Viper being a strong car in any way. Remember they are always looking for ways to lower the weight.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What is your point? None of that is very impressive for the money you spend.
    How much is the Viper in the US?

    In Mexico it costs the equivalent of $100,000 or more.

    That just seems like a lot of money for a death trap, especially on the roads we have here in Mexico. They are horrible.

    If the British Top Gear guys want to look for some of the worst roads in the world, like they did looking for the best, they can come here, but of course they are scared to come here and not because of the cartel violence.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How much is the Viper in the US?

    In Mexico it costs the equivalent of $100,000 or more.

    That just seems like a lot of money for a death trap, especially on the roads we have here in Mexico. They are horrible.

    If the British Top Gear guys want to look for some of the worst roads in the world, like they did looking for the best, they can come here, but of course they are scared to come here and not because of the cartel violence.
    Viper SRT 10 comes in at close to $100k

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What is your point? None of that is very impressive for the money you spend.
    The POINT is that was you posted was completely inaccurate. The Viper as a very torquey motor a production car, more than most even most performance cars costing $200K+

    The reason they were not continued as a truck motor is because in trucks they got extremely bad gas mileage. I was thinking of buying a used older one a couple years back only as a boat towing vehicle, until I looked up the gas mileage it'd get. With a good tailwind and being very gentle on the gas I'd have been lucky to get 6 mpgs while towing.

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