Dodge Viper SRT-10 engine in a BMW Z4?! I don’t see why not :)

viper-v10-engine-in-a-bmw-z4-1Dodge Viper SRT-10 engine in a BMW Z4?! I don’t see why not 🙂 This BMW was advertised on ebay, too. It is located in Germany and its heart has been transplanted for an 8.3-liter V10 from a Dodge Viper. A Viper V10 has been shoe-horned beneath the just-long-enough bonnet of BMW’s baby roadster. Its mildly insane owners put the unholy marriage at about 540bhp and around 550lb ft, with 90 per cent of that torque claimed to be on the table from 1500rpm. RIP rear tyres.

Dodge Viper SRT-10 engine in a BMW Z4?! I don’t see why not 🙂

Even better, the eBay advert for the car claims (in German) that the weight distribution with two people on board is almost exactly 50:50. The builders have lifted six-piston brakes from an Audi R8 and fitted two bucket seats with six-point harnesses. There’s a Stahlus roll cage, plus unique one-off stainless steel manifolds and a radiator, oil pan and prop shaft in aluminium. Then there are bespoke drive shafts made with ‘special steel’ and a bunch of other unique parts made just for this car.


The car is currently offered by “eike2004” on Ebay and is still looking for a new owner. This BMW Z4 with a 8.3 Dodge Viper SRT-10 engine has got two racing seats with 6-point belts and heat insulation. We already covered enough about the engine and the 550 horsepower. Transmission is Tremec T-56 6-speed, empty weight 1398 kg. Its weight distribution is 51% front and 49% rear. If that’s not impressive enough, it’s got Brembo 6 piston brakes, the same ones that are in the Audi R8. Stainless steel manifolds and exhaust valves, aluminum oil pan, propshaft, etc. What do you think? Hot or not?