Here's a copy of a letter I wrote Lou Belanger:
I promised to report on the final dyno test of my '08 Viper, after installing the MOPAR Stage 1 ECM. The quick background is:
Baseline - Pure Stock: 533/503; car had ~5,000 miles on it.
Follow-up - Belangers to stock...
'08 Coupe (559 RWHP/535 RWTQ) - Woodhouse transmission and engine mounts with Stage 1 Mopar ECM and Belangers to stock mufflers: ZERO problems. Much improved track performance, especially on twisties. Some noticeable increase in cabin vibration but worth it. Don't do engine mounts without also...
This is quite close in broad terms:
- roofline was sweeping like this but with a very large rear deck window; helmet bubbles on rooftop were separated by a wide, square-edged "channel" running down center - no rounded edges like this or previous GENs. Rear vents (like 599 roofline but...
Late to this blog but offer the following:
Recent testing by Kuno Wittmer at Mosport on GEN IVs (all factory-stock):
- Coupe 1:28
- ACR 1:24
- ACR-X 1:20
Mentioned he was in 5th for a nano-second in the X (~165/170 MPH).
Sorry for late reply...haven't been to site in awhile. We're leaving Thursday after lunch probably, get there before 6. Likely staying at Motor City Casino hotel, heading back after CAAP tour and lunch, home before dark. Are you going Thursday? Happy to meet you en route; perhaps join us for...