The new SRT Viper is already a pretty powerful sports car with a huge 8.4 liter V10 making 640-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. However, these days that’s nothing. Dodge’s new Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Charger SRT Hellcat both deliver an outstanding 707 horses from a 6.2 liter HEMI V8, so it’s only write that the SRT folks offer an insane amount of horses in their halo car – the Viper.

Word on the street is that the SRT Viper is going to the drawing board and step up their game as sales and the popularity of the new Viper fall behind. What are they looking to do? Rumors suggest that the SRT is going to take the V10 and throw in a crankshaft-driven supercharger to allow for more than 800-hp!

The move is being taken to further separate the Viper from the new Hellcat models, however, in our humble opinion – if you’re going to go for supercharging a massive 8.4 liter V10 – why not just aim for the 1,000 horsepower mark?

No word on availability and pricing yet but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Source: Allpar

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  • Pete Segal

    This would be amazing if it happens! The iconic Viper desperately needs to get more competitive in this segment!

  • Auto Motive

    Right on the mark. Now for the GM dilemma. The 2015 Z06 LT4 with a 1.7 L supercharger pushes 650hp and torque. For 2016 the current ZR1 2.3 L supercharger should be fitted to the Z06 for a 750-800 hp monster. The 2016 ZL1 can get the Z06 engine with the current 650 hp.