Самый быстрый среди "Вайперов" на планете внезапно пробил отметку в 400 км/ч – и на нем можно ездить по городу.

Испытательный полигон Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds во Флориде – место в своем роде уникальное. В свое время эта гигантская полоса асфальта использовалась для испытаний космических челноков, но любопытен полигон не этим. Его ВВП при длине в 4,8 км и ширине в 90 метров имеет перепад высоты по всей длине всего в несколько миллиметров и считается одной из самых плоских поверхностей в мире.

Поэтому нет ничего удивительного в том, что сейчас полигон регулярно используется для испытаний самых быстрых машин – в том числе и этого Dodge Viper. Согласно отчету, опубликованному полигоном, именно эта "Гадюка" теперь считается самой быстрой в мире среди соплеменников: суперкар удалось разогнать до сумасшедших 406,5 км/ч.

Галерея: 1400-сильный Dodge Viper

Утверждается, что на самом деле суперкар прибыл на полигон для тестирования некоторых компонентов мотора, и рекордных заездов изначально не планировалось. Штатный V10, ранее считавшийся одним из самых больших легковых атмосферников на планете, основательно доработали – в том числе и путем установки двойного турбонаддува – и в итоге он развивает около 1 400 л.с. На скоростной потенциал прототипа недвусмысленно намекает тормозной парашют сзади.

Учитывая скрупулезность подхода специалистов полигона к замерам скорости и прочих параметров, не исключено, что установивший (по сути, случайно) мировой рекорд Dodge Viper окажется в книге Гиннеса.

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Street Legal Dodge Viper sets New World Record


The Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds (JBPG) runway, located in Merritt Island FL. is not only the widest and flattest runway in the world but also close to the longest. For over 10 years, Johnny Bohmer has been performing Straight Line Aerodynamic Testing for many manufacturers and thousands of vehicles here.

The all concrete runway is 3 miles long with an additional 1000 ft. asphalt runoff on each end. The runway is also 100 yds. wide with an additional 50ft wide traffic lane on each side and has an elevation variance of only ¼ in. from north to south over the 3 miles making this one of the flattest, large surface concrete platforms in the world. You hardly notice the 24 in. crown in the center of the runway due to the immense width of the surface. In todays’ time, the availability of concrete would make this runway impossible to build. The traction is also substantially better here than any street surface; not as good as a drag strip, but much better than the street.

Johnny Bohmer has developed a program to debunk myths and fact check the manufacturer’s claims of vehicles performance. While testing the vehicles, Johnny’s team will data log each vehicle and record the findings. These have been useful to many manufacturers because of the vehicles ability to drive at speed for 2.5 miles while still have a safe, shut down area. Test videos will be posted to the public on the recently started, Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds YouTube channel.


The vehicles being tested are timed and speed checked with Garmin and Racelogic interior monitoring systems. External timing and speed are performed by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA) who is a sanctioning body accepted by numerous auto groups and the Guinness Book of World Records.


Johnny and his team will routinely test ½ mile, 1 mile, 1.5 mile, 2 mile, 2.3 mile, 2.5 mile and 2.7 mile distances. Manufacturers come from all over the world to test many types of vehicles at JBPG including sports cars, race cars, tractor trailers, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, fire safety, law enforcement and the list goes on.


While testing multiple prototype manufacturer parts during a Straight Line Aerodynamic Testing Session on January 18, 2020, a street legal, 2006 Dodge Viper set a new world record for the fastest recorded speed in a Dodge Viper. The weather conditions that day are listed below.


10:00AM EST.
Temp: 72 F / 22.2 C
Dew Point: 54 F / 12.22 C
Wind: 15 MPH (13 KT) Direction: ESE
Vehicle Heading: South to North
Pressure: 30.30 in.
Density Altitude: 642 ft.
Surface Temp: 70 F / 21.11 C

2:00PM EST.
Temp: 77 F / 25 C
Dew Point: 54 F / 12.22 C
Wind: 13 MPH (11 KT) Direction: SSE
Vehicle Heading: South to North
Pressure: 30.21 in.
Density Altitude: 1042 ft.
Surface Temp: 88 F / 31.11 C


The professional driver reached a recorded top speed 252.588 MPH (406.501 KPH) during a 2.7 mile test.


One of the main functions of the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds is to safely determine all aspects of a vehicle’s performance capabilities while determining the accuracy of the manufacturer’s claims. Last but not least, please subscribe to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds YouTube channel as we continue to perform more testing with some of your favorite vehicles.


For all testing inquiries, please contact Johnny Bohmer at BohmerGT@gmail.com