The cool car you see here is called the Dodge Viper ASC McLaren Diamondback. It’s possible that you never heard of it before, since only one unit was ever made by American Specialty Cars. The machine has recently found a new owner in an online auction.
Launched at the Detroit International Auto Show in 2006, the car was previously a regular Viper with default design and performance. American Specialty Cars then made it take a respectable trip to the gym.
ASC modified the vehicle’s exterior by giving it a new Arctic Ice Pearl finish. Additionally, many parts including the front splitter, side vents, rocker panels, and the whole rear fascia are bathed in naked carbon fiber.
This one-of-a-kind Viper rides on four 19-inch aluminum wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport tires measuring 275/35 up front and 345/30 at the rear. It also boasts a lower suspension and is equipped with a beefed-up Brembo brake system.
What motivates the car isn’t the standard engine of the third-gen Dodge Viper SRT-10 on which it’s based, because the 8.0-liter naturally-aspirated V10 has been tuned by McLaren Performance Technologies.
It features ported individual throttle bodies and air intake trumpets. McLaren said the enhanced V10 is capable of delivering 615 hp to rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.
The Dodge is also fitted with a bespoke stainless-steel exhaust system. According to the Bring a Trailer listing, this Viper has a clean Carfax and clocked only 80 miles since it was first purchased. Through the auction it has found a new owner after selling for $166,777.