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Driver Battles Episode 8: Type 65 Coupe vs. Viper ACR TA [Video]

This episode of Driver Battles is an American muscle competition between two cars and drivers that have plenty of track time experience: Roy Narvaez’s 2015 Viper takes on Karen Salvaggio’s Factory Five Type 65. Both cars are built for the race track and running Nitto NT01s.

Factory Five Type 65 Coupe Driver Battle

The Viper draws loads of power from a naturally aspirated V10 producing 645hp with plenty of aero and downforce perfect for a Time Attack style race—which is the driver’s favorite type of racing.

Viper ACR TA Driver Battle

In the other corner is a Factory Five Type 65 Coupe, which is a replica of the venerable Shelby Daytona Coupe that was built to beat Ferraris and dominated racing in the mid-'60s. It looks vintage with era-correct aero and exhaust, but it’s powered by a crate 5.0L Coyote motor (435hp at the crank) with modern suspension and brakes.

Which car will take the checkered flag? See the race and the results in Driver Battles episode 8.

Want more American muscle racing? See a Fox body Mustang face off against a Chevy LS-swapped BMW.

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