To put that number into proper perspective, the Viper is 640 hp. When the world collectively went nuts at the awesome power numbers of the new Corvette Z06, it went nuts for 650. This is an entire third world taxi cab more than a Z06.
Those poor tires never stood a chance.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He likes it when tires are converted to smoke, though he's wondering when the horsepower wars will turn into handling wars.