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, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 30–35 | Cite as

The Evolution of a Performance Powertrain The Dodge Viper 8.4 l V10

  • Chris CowlandEmail author
  • Joe Johnson
  • Jamie Standring
  • Stephen Parker
Cover Story

A quintessential example of an evolutionary design, the Generation V 8.4 l V10 Viper engine that powers the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) features unique technology to make it the largest displacement and highest torque naturally aspirated engine that has ever seen production in an automotive application. A low inertia aluminium flywheel, variable valve timing utilising a novel cam-in-cam system, and a swinging oil pickup are among the unique features that were developed to allow this engine to deliver the performance necessary for the Viper ACR to claim 13 track records [1]. ATZworldwide 3/2017 features the aerodynamic concept that has also contributed to these achievements.

Towards the final evolution of the V10

The current Generation V Viper engine is the final evolution of the V10 engine that was released in 1992 for the original Viper. In 1992, the goal was simple: create a high-output engine that would mark the Viper as one of the most powerful cars of the time....

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Cowland
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joe Johnson
    • 2
  • Jamie Standring
    • 3
  • Stephen Parker
    • 4
  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  3. 3.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  4. 4.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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