1930 Rolls-Royce gets Viper V10 engine

Last updated 07:10 28/02/2013
The restored and repowered 1930 Rolls-Royce after having a 2004 V10 Viper engine installed.
Viper Specialty

CHECK OUT THE PIPES: The restored and repowered 1930 Rolls-Royce after having a 2004 V10 Viper engine installed.

A Viper V10 engine sits in a 1930 Rolls-Royce.
Viper Specialty
POWER UPGRADE: A Viper V10 engine sits in a 1930 Rolls-Royce.

Have you pimped your ride?

Share your stories, photos and videos.

Relevant offers

Customs & Classics

Historic Jaguar sets record for British car at auction 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C Goutte d'Eau named best of best show car Lister Knobbly revives Stirling Moss racer for a cool NZ$1.79m Kiwi-owned classic 1948 Riley RMB gets new home in Britain's National Motor Museum Kingi of the road: One man's love affair with his 1975 Holden ute Five cars that really shouldn't make a comeback Hot rodder's car based on unbuilt 80-year-old Cadillac design Replica 1920s schoolbus unveiled in Piopio Beautiful 1948 Chevrolet Fleetliner 'Bomb' only one in New Zealand BMW unveils the fully restored Elvis Presley 507

Thanks to an unusual engine transplant, this 1930 Rolls-Royce has enough power under the bonnet to disintegrate its tyres.

A US auto shop, at the request of a customer, has fitted a 2004 Dodge Viper V10 to the pre-World War Two classic.

All has been revealed in recent postings on the Viper Club's internet forum.

Viper Speciality said the car is a full restoration with many custom pieces built on a tube frame chassis.

"This car was built to be a driver, and all of the problematic original parts have been redesigned or replaced. More or less, it is an original body and design mixed with a new-tech chassis and drivetrain. This car even has heat, A/C, and all of the bells and whistles that go along with professional motorsports electronics.

"The idea was to build a very pretty, modern tech version of the 1930 Rolls Royce to be a cruiser/show car, and fit it with a smooth-running high-torque Viper V-10 for reasons of unique-ness as well as the torque to get this heavy vehicle with brick-like aero out of its own way at highway speeds."

The car will be shown at the Detroit Autorama in March.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content