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

Rare Alfa Romeo tipped for record pre-war price Peking to Paris victors help save crash victim's life Search for roots of rare automobile leads to La Grande, USA Seven-year search leads Kombi lover to 1967 splitty Want to see the proper Porsche 718? Kiwis Bruce and Harry Washington win Peking to Paris rally Rare Studebaker deemed too special to drive fetches whopping sale price 1960 Abarth Speed record car headed to auction Klairmont Kollections showcases a century of automotive art Finland auctions vintage Soviet cars dumped by migrants at Arctic border

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