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The Dodge Viper is a V10-powered sportscar manufactured by the Dodge division of Chrysler Corporation. Production of the two seat supercar began at New Mack Assembly in 1992 and moved to its current home at Conner Avenue Assembly in October 1995. The car, as well as numerous variations of it, have made countless appearances in TV shows, videogames, movies, and music videos. Chrysler has announced that the Viper will see its last year of production in 2010 and 2017. Unlike most Dodge models,the Viper is using the snake badge rather than the conventional Dodge badge.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Dodge Viper Review.

Recent Changes

  • As part of its "Dealer Exclusive Program," Dodge has created three special editions specifically for the dealers who've sold the most Vipers across the country. The first is the Viper SRT10 ACR Roadster, commissioned by Woodhouse Dodge of Blair, Nebraska, in yellow with black; followed by the "Reverse SRT10 ACR" in green over black for Texas' Tomball Dodge; and finally Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Illinois' Black SRT10 Coupe with a split purple stripe up the middle. Only 50 in total is slated for production.
  • Soon to be consigned into the history books, the iconic Dodge Viper is on its last legs. To send it off with a bang, Dodge will be making 50 Viper Final Edition models (20 Coupes, 18 Roadsters and 12 ACRs). It will only be available in a unique Graphite Clear Coat livery and interior accents. Power remains the same. [1]
  • For 2010, Dodge updates the Viper ACR. Now powered by 600 hp and 560 lb.-ft. of torque from the Viper's 8.4 litre righteous smack-in-the-face to eco-mentalism, the ACR can sprint 0-60 mph (96km/h) in under 4 seconds and do the quarter-mile in the mid 11-second range. Top speed is 184 mph (296 km/h) while 0-100-0 mph is 11 seconds flat. The revised ACR has also set a new lap record at the Laguna Seca with a time of 1:33.915 as recorded by Motech, smashing the lap record of the Devon GTX. 2010 is the final year for this super snake and only 500 units are slated for production. [2]

In 2008, with the introduction of the 510 cu in (8.4 L) V10, the Viper produced 600 horsepower and 560 lb·ft, and also received better flowing heads with larger valves, Mechadyne cam-in-cam variable valve timing on the exhaust cam lobes, and dual electronic throttle bodies. The rev limit was able to be increased by 300 rpm due to the improved valve-train stability from both the new camshaft profiles and valve-springs. The development of the engine was done with some external assistance from McLaren Automotive and Ricardo Consulting Engineers. Electronic engine control is developed by Continental AG, the controller is capable of monitoring the crankshaft and cylinder position up to six times during each firing and has 10 times more processing power compared to the previous unit.

Changes outside of the engine were less extreme. The Tremec T56 transmission has been replaced with a new Tremec TR6060 which now has triple first gear synchronizers and doubles for higher gears. The Dana M44-4 rear axle from the 2003-2006 model now has a GKN ViscoLok speed-sensing limited-slip differential that greatly helps the tires in getting grip under acceleration. Another performance upgrade was the removal of run-flat tires; the new Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires have increased driver feedback as well as grip and, along with revised suspension (springs, anti-roll bars, and shock valving), has made the Viper more neutral in cornering.

The modifications made to the 2008 model year car were enough for Chrysler to make it distinct from the first SRT-10, and the 2008 model became known as Gen IV. Another notable change is the reworking of the exhaust system, previous third generation Vipers had their exhaust crossover under the seats which resulted in a large amount of heat going into the cockpit, this was done initially to help improve the cars exhaust note, since the first 2 generations of Viper, which had no crossover, were criticized for their lackluster exhaust notes. For 2008, the Viper exhaust will utilize a new exhaust system with no crossover, reducing the heat that enters the cockpit.

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Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear has been quoted saying of the Viper's performance: "Against this, the Diablo is like Winnie the Pooh."

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First generation (1992—1995)

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Dodge Viper RT/10
Dodge
aka
Production 1992 - 1995
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat roadster
Length 175 in
Width 75 in
Height 44 in
Wheelbase
Weight 3400 lb
Transmission 6-speed manual
Engine 8.0 litre 400-hp

400 lb.ft V-10

Power
Similar
Designer Tom Gale

The first prototype was tested in December 1989. It first debuted in 1991 with three pre-production models as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 when Dodge was forced to substitute it in place of the Stealth, and went on sale in January 1992 as the soft roofed RT/10 Roadster.

The centerpiece of the car was its engine, with the car claimed as being built around it instead of the driver, boasting very few comforts, which did not even include door handles. Originally conceived along side a similar V10 truck engine, which it is commonly mistaken as the same engine, and based on the Chrysler LA engine, then a division of the Chrysler Corporation, revamped Dodge's cast-iron block V10 for the Viper by recasting the block and head in aluminum alloy, and giving the engine a significant power boost. Some within Lamborghini felt the pushrod two-valve design was unsuitable for a performance car and suggested a more comprehensive redesign which would have included four valves per cylinder. However, Chrysler was uncertain about the Viper's production costs and sales potential and so declined to provide the budget for the modification, though Lamborghini was still very active in the creation of the original engine.

The engine produced 400 hp (298 kW) at 4600 rpm and 450 ft·lbf (610 N·m) of torque at 3600 rpm, and thanks to the long-gearing allowed by the torquey engine, provided surprising fuel economy at a claimed 21 mpg US (11.2 L/100 km) if driven sedately. The body was a tubular steel frame with resin transfer molding (RTM) fiberglass panels. Typical of American performance car design, it had a front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels; it was also heavy with a curb weight of 3,280 lb (1,488 kg) and lacked many modern driver aids such as traction control or anti-lock brakes. Car and Driver magazine referred to this generation as "the world's biggest Fat Boy Harley", and likened driving it to "playing ping pong with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat." Despite this, in straight line performance, it completed a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds and had a maximum speed of 164 mph (264 km/h).

Suspension on the first-gen Viper was equally frugal, with many front-end pieces coming directly from the Dakota pickup truck.

Performance:

0-60: 4.6 sec.

0-100: 9.2 sec.

quarter mile: 12.5 sec. @ 112 mph

top speed: 180+ (confirmed by Road and Track magazine / 1992)

700 ft slalom: over 65 mph

skidpad average g: .96

Second generation (1996—2002)

Dodge Viper GTS
Dodge
aka
Production 1996 - 2002
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat coupe
Length 176 in
Width 75 in
Height 47 in
Wheelbase 96.3 in
Weight 3493 lb
Transmission 6-speed manual
Engine 8.0 litre V-10
Power 449 bhp @ 5200 RPM
663.7 Nm of torque @ 3700 RPM
Similar
Designer

Second generation models increased engine power, improved suspension, and reduced braking distances; the 1996 to 2002 Viper GTS had a 450 bhp (336 kW) engine, which could complete the quarter mile 0.7 seconds faster and increased top speed by 35 km/h (22 mph) or so. A number of third party firms have modified the car to boost performance.

A coupe model, called the GTS, was also introduced in 1996. An interesting feature of the coupe was the "double bubble" roof contours; two small humps to accommodate drivers wearing helmets. Indeed, the Viper's performance has made the vehicle popular for both amateur and professional racers. Vipers can be seen participating often in drag racing, road racing and drifting. The GTS, like its predecessor, was chosen as the pace car for the 1996 Indianapolis 500.

Dodge contracted French racing team Oreca to build a racing version of the Viper known as the GTS-R in the FIA GT Championship's GT2 category, where they won the series in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 (the last two with Larbre Competition). The car also won its class in the Le Mans 24 Hours from 1998 to 2000 and took overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Dodge would celebrate by releasing a special edition model with the winning car's livery.

In the first six years of production almost 10,000 Vipers were sold. The second generation Vipers were exported to Europe, where they were sold as Chryslers.

The 1999 model was the last Viper that had forged pistons. Subsequent years had lighter-weight, hypereutectic pistons similar to other sports cars, as well as improved exhaust systems. 1999 saw the introduction of the Cognac Connolly package, which saw cars with distinctive Cognac colored interior, special leather and interior trim. Also in 1999, the American Club Racing (ACR) model was introduced. This model featured suspension and engine enhancements focused on maximizing performance in road racing and autocross environments. Horsepower was bumped to 460 bhp in these models. Continuing chassis refinements, ABS braking was introduced in 2001. In 2002, the end of second generation production was celebrated with the release of 360 commemorative "Final Edition" models. These models were painted red with white stripes, paying tribute to the famous race-winning Oreca cars.

Performance:

0-60: 4.0 sec.

0-100: 8.6 sec.

quarter mile: 12.2 sec @ 118 mph

top speed: 190+ mph

slalom: 71.3 mph

skidpad average g: .98

Third generation (2003-2006)

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Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe
Dodge Viper SRT-10
Dodge
aka
Production 2003-2006
Class supercar
Body Style 2-door roadster
2-door coupe
Length 175 in
Width 75 in
Height 47 in
Wheelbase
Weight 3380 lb
Transmission 6-speed manual
Engine 8.3 litre V10
Power
Similar Chevrolet Corvette
Ford GT
Designer Ralph Gilles

The Dodge Viper underwent a major redesign in 2003, courtesy of DaimlerChrysler's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group. The new Viper SRT-10 was heavily restyled with sharp, angled bodywork. The engine was enlarged to 8.3 L which, with other upgrades, combined to increased output to 505 hp (375 kW) and 525 ft·lbf (711 N·m) of torque. The chassis was also improved. It became more rigid and weighed approximately 80 lbs less than the previous model. The cornering was exceptional, rivaling or surpassing many other supercars like Ferrari and Porsche. An even better chassis and engine were planned for the car, but Chrysler feared that the Viper's price would reach $100,000. Even if that were the case, the Viper's price would still undercut its rivals significantly. The initial model was a convertible. In 2004, Dodge introduced a limited edition Mamba package. Mamba edition cars featured black interiors, with red stitching and trim and saw their MSRP price rise by roughly $3000. 200 Mambas were produced.

The new Viper SRT-10 Coupe (no longer called the GTS) was introduced in 2005 at the Detroit Auto Show as a 2006 model. It shares many of its body panels with the convertible but takes its side and rear styling cues from the Competition Coupe (see below). The new coupe looks much like the previous Viper GTS and retains the "double-bubble" roof shape of the original, along with the original GTS's taillights as well offering the original Viper Blue paint scheme with white stripes (referred to as GTS Blue) for an added homage to the original Viper coupe. The engine was also certified by the SAE to produce 510 hp and 535 lb/ft of torque. It is important to note that the engine makes the same power as before, only the numerical value of the power was changed. Unlike the original coupe, the chassis was not modified. This made the new coupe heavier than the convertible, and thus slightly slower in low speed acceleration. Handling and high speed performance were improved by the coupe's stiffer frame, reduced drag, and increased downforce.

It has been confirmed officially that the 2008 viper will get a 90hp bump up to 600hp and a 25lbft torque bump up to 560lb-ft from displacement increased up to 8.4 liters and better flowed heads with larger valves.

The third generation Viper has been sold in Europe since 2004, the first model to be sold as a Dodge, as part of Chrysler's new sales strategy for the European market. It's however sold as the "Dodge SRT-10", as the Viper name is a registered trademark in the UK [3].

Performance:

0-60: 3.8 sec.

0-100: 8.36 sce.

quarter mile: 11.7 sec. @ 123 mph

top speed: 200 mph

slalom: 72.4 mph

skidpad average g: 1.05

braking 60-0: 97 ft

braking 100-0: 274 ft

Fourth Generation (2008-2010)

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In 2008, with the introduction of the 510 cu in (8.4 L) V10, the Viper produced 600 horsepower and 560 lb·ft of torque, and also received better flowing heads with larger valves, Mechadyne cam-in-cam variable valve timing on the exhaust cam lobes, and dual electronic throttle bodies. The rev limit was able to be increased by 300 rpm due to the improved valve-train stability from both the new camshaft profiles and valve-springs. The development of the engine was done with some external assistance from McLaren Automotive and Ricardo Consulting Engineers. Electronic engine control is developed by Continental AG, the controller is capable of monitoring the crankshaft and cylinder position up to six times during each firing and has 10 times more processing power compared to the previous unit.

Changes outside of the engine were less extreme. The Tremec T56 transmission has been replaced with a new Tremec TR6060 which now has triple first gear synchronizers and doubles for higher gears. The Dana M44-4 rear axle from the 2003-2006 model now has a GKN ViscoLok speed-sensing limited-slip differential that greatly helps the tires in getting grip under acceleration. Another performance upgrade was the removal of run-flat tires; the new Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires have increased driver feedback as well as grip and, along with revised suspension (springs, anti-roll bars, and shock valving), has made the Viper more neutral in cornering.

The modifications made to the 2008 model year car were enough for Chrysler to make it distinct from the first SRT-10, and the 2008 model became known as Gen IV. Another notable change is the reworking of the exhaust system, previous third generation Vipers had their exhaust crossover under the seats which resulted in a large amount of heat going into the cockpit, this was done initially to help improve the cars exhaust note, since the first 2 generations of Viper, which had no crossover, were criticized for their lackluster exhaust notes. For 2008, the Viper exhaust will utilize a new exhaust system with no crossover, reducing the heat that enters the cockpit.

Performance:

  • 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h): 3.5 sec
  • 0–100 mph (0–160 km/h): 7.6 sec
  • quarter mile: 11.5 sec @ 126 mph (203 km/h)
  • top speed: 203 mph (325 km/h)
  • slalom: 77.2 mph (119 km/h)+
  • skidpad average acceleration: 1.06 g (10.4 m/s²)
  • 100–0 mph (160–0 km/h): 270 ft (82 m)

Variations

GTS-R

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Competion Coupe

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As of 2003, a special, non-street legal Viper SRT-10 Competition Coupe is available from Dodge for race car drivers, picking up where the GTS-R racing variant left off. The power and torque ratings have been improved, but the vehicle has been stripped of anything not essential for racing, such as the interior body panels, instrumentation, air conditioning, and stereo system which lightened the car by 380 lb (170 kg). The "CompCoupe" comes equipped with a full roll cage, a racing fuel cell, and other racing-related equipment. It is not sold through dealers and is purchased from Dodge directly as, essentially, a very expensive race car component. Pricing is approximately US$139,000. The Viper Competition Coupe sees action in the highly competitive SCCA Speed GT World Challenge.

In 2004 Samuel Hubinette used a Competition Coupe with a modified rear axle for the Formula D, in which he won the title before the car was barred by the end of the season (due to the fact FD would adopt D1 Grand Prix regulations from the following year which had already prohibited the car from competing) and was replaced by an SRT-10 the following season.

After a few one-off entries in the Spa 24 Hours, from 2006, the Viper Competition Coupe will race in Europe fulltime for the first time, joining the new FIA GT3 Cup with the Italian team Racing Box.

ACR

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The American Club Racing (ACR) model was introduced in 1999. This model featured suspension and engine enhancements focused on maximizing performance in road racing and autocross environments. Horsepower was bumped to 460bhp in these models. Along with engine and handling mods, these models are distinguished by an "ACR" badge, along with 20 spoke BBS wheels.

A new ACR was added to the Viper line up after the 2008 model year. It's upgrades are more drastic than the original, including racing tires, new brakes, adjustable suspension, and significant aerodynamic revision. It is similar to the MOPAR Viper that Dodge displayed at various auto shows.

ACR-X

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To celebrate the end of the current generation Viper, Dodge and SRT unveiled its ultimate iteration thus far. Building on the ACR, the ACR-X retains its 8.4-liter V10, but gains a set of racing headers and a low-restriction exhaust to increase output to 640 hp. It also loses 160 lb while gaining a roll cage as well as aerodynamic enhancements to improve downforce, fuel cell and race seat to get it ready to compete in the SCCA and NASA Viper Racing League. The car goes on sale in Spring 2010 with a pricetag of $110,000.


Fifth generation (2012-2016)

History

At a dealer conference on September 14, 2010 in Orlando, Florida, Chrysler Group and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne was reported to have concluded his remarks by unveiling a rolling 2012 Dodge Viper prototype. There would be no 2011 Viper. Quotes from the Detroit News from SRT CEO Ralph Gilles that hint to the future of the brand include:

  • "The new Viper is not based on anything else".
  • "The Viper cabin is very rearward and the hood is very long. Few cars in the industry are designed with those proportions anymore."
  • "I want the new Viper to be a more forgiving car to drive and accessible to more people. We've never had stability control on a high-performance car, which is about to happen on the new car."

The Viper was also on display for one night only in Salt Lake City, UT at the 11th Viper Owners Invitational or VOI 11 from September 30, 2010 to October 3, 2010. Ralph Gilles was present gathering feedback from the owners themselves on new exterior design of the snake. The Generation 5 badge was unveiled as well at this event on each dining table in the hall.

In Autumn of 2011, Ralph Gilles announced that the Gen V Viper would debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2012.

- 14 Fiat-Chrysler SRT Viper GTS
Dodge Viper
Dodge
aka SRT viper (2013-2014)
Production 2013-2017
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door coupe
Length 175.7 in (4,460 mm)
Width 76.4 in (1,940 mm)
Height 49.1 in (1,250 mm)
Wheelbase 98.8 in (2,510 mm)
Weight 3,354 lb (1,521 kg) (Viper model)

3,297 lb (1,495 kg) (Viper model with SRT Track Package) 3,431 lb (1,556 kg) (Viper GTS model, ACR) 3,374 lb (1,530 kg) (Viper GTS model with SRT Track Package)

Transmission 6-speed Tremec TR-6060 manual
Engine Odd firing 8.4 L (512.5 cu in) Viper V10
Power 640 bhp (480 kW) @ 6200 rpm

600 lb-ft (813 Nm) @ 5000 rpm

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Designer Scott Krugger (2010)


Public unveiling

The 2013 SRT Viper was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Preliminary specifications include following:

All-aluminum 8.4 L V10 rated 640 horsepower (477 kW; 649 PS) and at 600 lb·ft (813 N·m), Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission with final drive ratio 3.55, 50 percent improvement in torsional stiffness over previous model, electronic stability control, traction control, 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS), carbon fiber and aluminum skin with .364 drag coefficient (Cd), Pirelli P Zero Z-rated tires, 4-piston Brembo brakes with fixed-aluminum calipers with vented 355x32mm diameter rotors, 20 mm lower seating position, 7-inch full-color customizable instrument cluster, Uconnect RA3 or RA4 Access in-vehicle connectivity system with optional SiriusXM Travel Link, Harman Kardon audio system, bi-xenon projector headlamps with white light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps and LED turn signals, LED taillamps with integrating stop-and-turn illumination and snakeskin texture lens, five-spoke forged aluminum "Rattler" wheel with fully polished (standard), fully painted Hyper Black or fully painted low-gloss black finishes. Top speed of the SRT Viper is 206 mph (332 km/h) and it has 0-60 mph time of 3.50 seconds. It will be the first to feature Viper's third logo, nicknamed "Stryker".

The SRT Viper GTS includes leather upholstery, accented colors in seats, doors, center console and stitching; gun metal trim on the cluster bezel, HVAC outlets, window switch bezels, shifter base, park brake bezel and the integrated passenger grab handle on the center console; Sabelt racing seats with Kevlar and fiberglass shell, carbon-fiber hood, roof, decklid and aluminum door panels, split six-spoke forged aluminum "Venom" wheels with polished face and graphite-painted pockets (standard), fully painted Hyper Black or fully painted low-gloss black finishes.

Optional SRT Track Package includes Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, StopTech slotted two-piece rotors and ultra-lightweight wheels in Hyper Black or matte black finishes.

2013–2014 SRT Viper / SRT Viper GTS

SRT offered two versions of the Viper; the SRT Viper and the GTS. The GTS is the premium model offering more creature comforts over the base model. The most notable exterior difference between the two models is the hood. The base model has six functional hood vents while the GTS model only has two. To commemorate the return of the Viper, in 2013 SRT offered a 'launch edition' package available on 150 GTS models. All launch editions were painted in Viper Blue with twin white stripes, came with a serialized dash plaque placed inside their cabins to increase collectibility, and their interiors are swathed in Black Laguna leather with contrast stitching.

The only notable change for the 2014 model year was the addition of a third traction control mode for improved rain performance.

Sales for the 2013 and 2014 Viper were poor. In October 2013, Viper production was reduced by 1/3 due to low sales and growing inventory. In April 2014, Viper production ceased for over two months due to slow sales. Dodge addressed the issue by reducing the price of unsold 2014 models by $15,000 and announced the 2015 models would carry this new, lower pricing model.

2015 Dodge Viper SRT

In 2015, the SRT brand was eliminated and the Viper was renamed the Dodge Viper GTS. In 2015, the V10 received an extra 5 hp raising the output to 645 hp and the highway mpg improved to 20mpg.

Dodge introduced a new GT package to fill the gap between the base Viper and the GTS model. GT buyers get the two-mode, driver-adjustable suspension and five-mode electronic stability control system from the GTS, along with Nappa leather seats with Alcantara accents and contrast stitching.

SRT Viper TA and Dodge Viper TA 2.0

The Time Attack (TA) is a $16,000 limited edition option package for the 2014 SRT Viper. It is not available on the Viper GTS, although the last 10 Anodized Carbon Edition GTS models (#41-#50) will be equipped with the TA package. Of the remaining TAs, there are 93 cars painted in TA Orange, 33 in Venom Black, and 33 in Viper White, each one numbered on the logo on the passenger-side of the dashboard. The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 at the New York International Auto Show.

The package consists of the Advanced Aerodynamic Package (two-piece front corner splitters and a rear decklid spoiler made from carbon fiber), lightweight Sidewinder II wheels finished in matte-black, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, two-mode (Street and Race) Bilstein DampTronic suspension adapted from the GTS, but with firmer levels of damping and a smaller spread between modes, shock dampers, increased spring rates and thicker anti-roll bars, carbon fiber underhood X-brace (instead of the aluminium brace in all other models), carbon fiber rear tail light applique from the Exterior Carbon Fiber Accent Package, two-piece Brembo brake rotors with wider brake annulus, black-anodized Brembo brake calipers painted with the Viper logo in TA Orange, TA logos behind both front wheels and a Stryker decal instead of the standard badge on the hood (TA Orange on the Venom Black cars, black on the TA Orange and Venom White cars), black interior with TA Orange accent stitching on the ballistic cloth seats, instrument panel & cowl, center stack, console, hand brake, shifter boot, and door panels.

The aerodynamic package adds 200 pounds (90.72 kg) of downforce at 100 mph (160.93 km/h). Top speed is 193 mph  (310.60 km/h) instead of the non-aerodynamics package cars' 206 mph (331.52 km/h). In March 18, 2013 MotorTrend tested the SRT Viper TA in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, setting the production car lap record in 1:33.62, besting the previous lap time holderChevrolet Corvette ZR1's 1:33.70.

The TA edition returned for the 2015 model year and is called the TA 2.0. The 2.0 part of the moniker refers to the updated aero package, which incorporates a bigger rear wing, new front dive planes, and a new carbon-fiber front splitter. The package improves downforce to 400 pounds at 150 mph versus the 2014 Viper TA's 278 pounds at 150 mph. Dodge will build an expected 96 TA editions and will be offered in three colors; Competition Blue, Yorange and Venom Black. Dodge will make 32 of each combination.

Dodge Viper GTC

In 2015, Dodge offered a GTC model. The 2015 Dodge Viper GTC has a customization program that offers 8,000 colors, and 24,000 hand painted stripes, 10 wheel choices, 16 interior trims, 6 aero options, and an undisclosed amount of standalone options to choose from. There are a total of 25 million possible build combinations.

Ordering a GTC enrolls a customer in a unique VIP program called Viper Concierge, which according to Dodge, "offers an exclusive point of contact throughout the custom Viper build process." The Concierge process will start with the ordering stage, which will include Dodge sending customers a paint chip confirming the owner's choice. Shortly thereafter, Dodge will send buyers a 1:18-scale "speed-form" replica in their chosen custom colors, to confirm or deny the build. Once the buyer's color and option selection is locked-in, that car becomes a one-of-one Viper for that year – no other buyer will be permitted to build a Viper to the same specifications.

Production

Production of SRT Viper was started in the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, MI with production beginning in late 2012. Production of SRT Viper TA set to begin at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, beginning in third quarter 2013.

Marketing

As part of Chrysler's plan of turning Street and Racing Technology (SRT) as a separate vehicle brand within Chrysler Group LLC, the SRT Viper became the brand's halo vehicle.

In May 2014, the SRT brand was re-consolidated under Dodge, with former SRTCEO Ralph Gilles continuing as senior vice president of product design and also as the CEO and president of Motorsports.

The SRT Viper has made several video game appearances in the Forza Motorsport franchise in both the road version and the race-spec GTS-R Model, as does in the Horizon titles (where only the road-going GTS is in those installments and not the GTS-R), Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012), Need For Speed: Rivals in which the GTS variant is in cop form and the Time Attack (TA) being a racer as a pre-order exclusive, Need For Speed: No LimitsNeed for Speed Gran Turismo 6 in both the standard GTS and the launch edition models in the game, Real Racing 3, and Driveclub as one of the DLC cars in the Downforce expansion pack.

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SRT: Caliber SRT4 · Challenger SRT8 · Charger SRT8 · Magnum SRT8 · Viper SRT10

Historic

Cars: 024 · 330 · 400 · 600 · 880 · Aries · Aspen · Avenger · Challenger · Charger (B-body) · Charger (L-body) · Colt · Conquest · Coronet · Custom 880 · Dart · Daytona · Demon · Diplomat · Dynasty · Intrepid · La Femme · Lancer · Matador · Mirada · Monaco · Neon · Omni · Polara · Shadow · Sierra · Spirit · SRT-4 · SRT-10 · St. Regis · Stealth · Stratus · Super Bee · Custom Royal Regal Lancer · Mayfair · Phoenix · Regent · Viscount · Magnum (B-body) · Caliber · Nitro · Magnum · Viper

Vans/SUVs: Dakota · Mini Ram Van · Raider · Ramcharger · Ram Van · Ram Wagon · Sportsman · Town Panel · Town Wagon · Tradesman · Sprinter · Mini Ram Van · Durango Hybrid

Trucks: 50 Series · A100 · B Series · C Series · D Series · Power Wagon · Rampage · Ram 50 · W150 · W200

Military

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Racing

Charger NASCAR · Avenger NASCAR · Intrepid NASCAR · Challenger NASCAR

Concept Vehicles

Avenger · Aviat · Caravan DBX · Challenger · Charger II · Charger III · Charger (1964) · Charger R/T · Circuit EV · Copperhead · Dakota V8 Sport · Daroo · Daroo II · Daytona RT · Demon · Deora · Diamante Challenger · Durango Dude · Firearrow · Firearrow II · Firearrow III · Flitewing · Granada · Hornet · Intrepid · Intrepid ESX · Intrepid ESX II · Intrepid ESX III · Kahuna · LRT · M4S · M80 · MAXXcab · Mirada Turbine · Neon · Polycar · Powerbox · Powerwagon · Rampage · Razor · Sidewinder · Sling Shot · Street Van · Super 8 Hemi · TEVan · Tomahawk · T-Rex · Venom · Viper Defender · Viper RT/10 · ZEO Concept · EV Prototype · Challenger SRT10 Concept · Ram TRXtreme Concept · Ram Sportsman Concept · Ram R/T Concept · Ram Mopar Street Concept · Challenger Blacktop Concept · Challenger 1320 Concept · Ram Bianco Concept · Ram BFT Concept · Ram PowerWagon Concept · Ram Runner Concept · Charger Redline Concept


Fratzog · Mopar · HEMI · SRT · List of Dodge vehicles


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