One Wicked Snake

Jim Herndon’s ’57 Bel Air, “Black Mamba” built by Karl Petersen, features a 650HP NOVI-2000 blown 2002 Dodge Viper V10 stuffed under the dashboard. Not a stripped-out drag racing skeleton, this ultimate 6-speed street ride features a retrofitted Viper dash, full leather interior, Recaro power buckets and C4 Corvette suspension with Air Ride Technologies products featured. According to Herndon, “No loss of traction at launch…scary fast” And, as a result of Jim and Karl’s hard work, this black beauty was one of the Top 10 Muscle Cars of SEMA 2007, as named by MSN Autos.

Cars: Viper