The Dodge SRT Hellcat V8 crate engine going into this Viper is already a legendary power plant. This 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine features a 2.4-liter twin-screw IHI supercharger with charge coolers capable of boosting 11.6 psi, and a total power output of 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque. In Redeye form, it makes an even crazier 797 hp and 707 lb-ft – that’s nearly double the power of the original engine. For this swap, the Throtl team will be using a T56 Magnum transmission, which will hopefully hook up to the original transmission mounts and bolt up to the driveshaft without any major modifications.
The guys note in the video how thick the Viper’s stock side shafts are which is perfect for handling all the extra power. After removing the engine and transmission, the Throtl boys are left with a ton of room for activities. In the second installment, the guys will start mocking up the engine and transmission, and possibly start fabricating bits and pieces such as engine mounts for the swap. It’s going to be fun to see how it all turns out.