Pennzoil directs a fitting farewell to one of the most iconic sports cars to grace our fair streets.
How do you properly bid farewell to an American supercar that’s stayed true to its ethos of being an absolute brute of red, white, and blue performance? By properly flogging it on the streets of Miami of course. As per Pennzoil’s latest video post on Youtube they dropped earlier today (Apr. 12,2017) they’ve teamed up with stunt driver Rhys Millen and a couple of talented videographers to bless us with a tire shredding, heart pumping vignette starring the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR. Check out their love letter below.
The premise of the video is quite simple. A couple of drug runners have stolen the 2017 Dodge Viper from an owner and the driver hero of the story must get it back without getting caught.
In the opening shots we already know this isn’t your regular vigilante as he climbs the abandoned warehouse donning some proper driver shoes. For the next two minutes we’re treated to a buffet of pure naturally aspirated V10 as stunt driver Rhys Millen properly flogs this American supercar up to its rev limiter multiple times.
With more shifts than a Fast and the Furious movie, Rhys makes it back to the owner’s home where the owner discovers his Viper back in its garage with the front brakes still smoking. In the parting shots we see our hero texting back to his friend asking him how good is he at excorcizing demons. We assume he either means he’ll whip the 870 HP Dodge Demon down a dragstrip or he’ll face off against a Dodge Demon in Hennessey’s 1000 HP Exorcist Camaro. We’ll have to wait and see when that happens as these videos take a considerable amount of time and energy to produce.
As a refresher to the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR we’d be remiss if we didn’t rattle off some of its credentials. The 2017 Dodge Viper ACR left us making 645 HP and 600 lb-ft from its 8.4 L V10. With a top speed of 177 MPH, the gearing in this last hurrah meant for the track has been optimized for the twisties. That means copious amounts of usable power throughout the rev range and enough downforce to stick you around any corner.
With large displacement pushed to the wayside in favor of smaller engines with forced induction, the last 2017 Dodge Viper is truly the sign of the times. Thank you Pennzoil for giving it one last proper hoon.