Enormous Dodge Viper engine is definitely one of those we would like to see in a multitude of cars. Yes, at the start it had lousy specific power output, but today it is quite a capable machine giving 640hp from its 8,4 liters of capacity. This time, however, the engine found its way in a rather unusual place – in a 1944 Mack Fire Truck. Yes, you’ve read that right. The Mack Fire Truck received all the bells and whistles and the results are frankly astonishing. The Precision Designs team had a go at restoring the Mack Fire Truck and making something special out of it. The results are awesome on their own, but when you look beneath all this 1944 glory, you’ll see that the Mack has more Mopar parts on it than expected. After gifting it with an 8,3 liter V10 from 2005 Dodge Viper, Precision Designs had to rework the transmission and they integrated awesome Dodge 48RE tranny.
The rear of the car, where all the power goes, was also reworked quite a bit. Massive torque and power from this enormous engine are a bit hard for the original Mack components to handle. Luckily, improvements were made with the installation of the rear axle from a 2008 Ram truck. The rear suspension setup came from the same truck and it granted the old Mack with enough modern technology to overcome the stress of the mighty engine.
The results can be seen in this awesome video where these guys went ahead and did a burnout in it. And not just any burnout, but a proper ‘Merican burnout with smoke, sound, and everything (something like this). Hell, only in America can you see 1944 Mack Fire Truck making burnouts.