SEMA 2011 sees 800 HP Mopar V10 Viper upgrade

Las Vegas Nevada hosts one of, if not the most famous motor show in the petrol heads calendar, SEMA, and lovers of all things powerful will no doubt be in awe of the Chrysler Group’s latest output shown off at the show.

As part of their performance division Mopar has unveiled its latest creation based around the famous V10 power plant fitted to the Dodge Viper. Now as Autoblog states, the 8.7-liter Viper isn’t currently on offer, but not to be slowed down, Mopar can now offer a V10 crate engine to entice drag racers.

So where do you go from a 500 horsepower V10 lump? Well how about a hand-built 8.4-liter (512 cubic inch), 800 hp units with a staggering 695 lb-ft of torque, which equates to a massive 95 horsepower per liter. This should be enough to keep the racer in you happy for a short while.

For those that like to race but also like to drive their racer home at the end of a meeting, Mopar are offering an MkIII Viper power upgrade kit. This ups the standard output to 650 hp, 150 more than standard. Alongside this performance upgrade is the option of a high-output, 426 Hemi V8, aluminum-block with an adapter kit which converts to front wheel drive.

If you are a horsepower junkie give us your thoughts on the “for drag race only” spec engine from Mopar.