Safari-style automotive builds are tremendous fashionable proper now. You are taking a cool automotive, usually a sports activities automotive, and then you definately elevate it by a few inches and toss some chunky tires and a roof basket on. Possibly some rally lights, too, for those who’re feeling spicy. After all, there’s a distinction between a safari sports activities automotive construct and what seemingly feral engineer and YouTuber Superfastmatt is doing. He’s constructing an off-road Dodge Viper.
Yeah, an off-road Viper and never simply any Viper both – an RT/10. Meaning it’s the full-fat, plastic-fantastic, zero-safety American sports activities automotive with an 8-liter V10. He already purchased the automotive, and it’s annoyingly type of good, too, and he’s not simply going the safari route with this factor; he’s aiming for one thing between an ill-advised rally automotive and wildly impractical desert pre-runner.
To get his Viper into the dust with some hope of it (and him) surviving, he’s acquired to deal with just a few points. The primary and most evident is the mandatory suspension elevate. He’s going for a complete redesign that ought to give him, in concept, a 12-inch elevate. Subsequent, he’s ditching the Viper’s impartial rear suspension for a way more off-road-ready stable axle which is able to most likely come from a Bronco or a Jeep. Then he wants some roll safety, some body modifications to make the suspension work, and a bunch of skid plates, bash bars and tire carriers to spherical all of it out.
To name this undertaking formidable can be one thing of an understatement. Nonetheless, given his earlier builds, which embody a Tesla-powered classic Jaguar, a superbike-powered Honda S600 and a BMW motorcycle engine-powered land speed racer, it appears not solely doable however possible that he’ll a minimum of get it like 80% finished. We’re stoked to see it occur.