Something the guy below knows nothing about. First off, it would take a ludicrous sum of money for an Eclipse to beat a viper. Secondly, Vipers have TEN cylinders. I'm not going to say v8 killers don't exist. They do. But not in the form of an eclipse (unless the owner puts so much money into the car that the final cost is as much as if not more than a car with a v8). Stock v8 killers include the Subaru WRX STI, the Mitsubishi EVO (not the eclipse), the Toyota Supra (MK IV only) and a few others. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that you can't modify a four - banger to meet or beat a v8. I'm just saying that in most cases doing so is a waste of time and money.
Kid with a civic: Yo dude I got me a v8 killer!
Me: Wanna prove it?
Civic kid: Yo dawg yeah les go right now!
(I beat him in a stock Chevy Blazer that doesn't even have a v8)
Civic Kid: Yo dawg do you have that v8 on nawws?
Me: It's a v6 dumbass...
Different kid, Different Civic: Dude my Honda is so fast, I raced one of them new GTOs the other day and smoked it!
Me (laughing on the inside): I'll race you in my Jeep...
Civic Kid 2: Won't even be a close race, save your gas.
Me: I know it's not going to be close...but I'm going to race you anyway.
Civic Kid 2: OK but don't cry to me when you lose
I beat this civic in a Jeep Cherokee (XJ) with a 4.0 and 5 speed transmission. The kid in the Civic looks a little stunned.
Civic kid 2: Yo man I just remembered that my battery is going bad so that's probably why I lost.
Me: ....what the fuck ever...