2015 Dodge Viper GT: Across the Country and Back in 11 Minutes
August 20, 2015
The night before setting off on our cross-country road trip in our 2015 Dodge Viper, I thought it would be cool to do a time-lapse of the drive. I stuck my trusty GoPro to the passenger window and there it sat for the next 5,914 miles.
For settings and tech, I used a GoPro Hero 4 and the convenient time lapse mode. When it worked, it took a picture once every 10 seconds. The Skeleton Housing accessory allowed us to power it with a USB cable plugged into a 12 volt-to-USB adapter.
Note: Don't try powering a GoPro from a Viper's USB plug. The camera really doesn't like it. After learning this, I had to remove the GoPro battery to force it to restart.
The GoPro occasionally refused to cooperate. It simply decided to not record my drive from Los Angeles to Needles, and it gave up on Jay altogether in Colorado during the return leg. Still, the video it captured of a Viper rapidly assaulting the horizon is somewhat hypnotizing.
Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor