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Autotrader Find: 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Insane Drag Racer

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author photo by Doug DeMuro August 2018

If you're interested in a Dodge Viper, you're probably looking for speed -- and if you're looking for speed, this is probably the fastest example you'll find. What you see here is a 1996 Dodge Viper GTS that's been heavily modified as a drag racing car. And I mean seriously, heavily modified.

This Viper is currently offered for sale by Private AllStar Cars in Largo, Florida (in the Tampa Bay Area), and the mileage is listed as zero because, well, it doesn't much matter what the mileage is. Instead, what matters is the quality of the modifications and how fast they make the car -- and my guess is, they make it pretty fast. The Autotrader listing says this Viper has 900 horsepower and that the engine displacement is 572 cu in., which works out to around 9.4 liters -- a pretty substantial increase from the original car's 8.0 liters.

And, of course, the modifications don't stop there. The car also boasts massive drag racing tires, a giant ram air-style intake on the hood, a full roll cage and a parachute in back. Yes, this thing has a parachute, just like Top Fuel drag racers and other crazy race cars. The stock Viper dashboard has also been completely replaced, as has the original gear lever. Now, four levers stick up from the center console, though I'm not enough of a drag racer to understand why.

If you want the ultimate drag racing Viper, this one is offered for $65,800 -- and it touts a clean, accident-free Carfax report, though I suspect that won't matter much to prospective buyers, given its current purpose.

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Autotrader Find: 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Insane Drag Racer - Autotrader