|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Dodge Viper
|ACR Extreme Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.5 sec @ 126 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Vooodoo II Special Edition ACR Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.6 sec||11.7 sec @ 128 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2016 Dodge Viper
|ACR Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.5 sec @ 124.7 mph||12/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|ACR Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.5 sec @ 127.3 mph||12/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|ACR Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.6 sec||11.7 sec @ 128 mph||12/21/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|ACR Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.6 sec @ 125.7 mph||12/21/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2015 Dodge Viper
|GTC Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.4 sec||11.5 sec @ 130 mph||12/21/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
2014 SRT Viper
|TA Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.3 sec @ 129.3 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|TA Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.4 sec @ 129 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|TA Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.4 sec||11.6 sec @ 126.7 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2013 SRT Viper
|Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.5 sec @ 128.7 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|GTS Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.2 sec||11.5 sec @ 126 mph||12/19/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTS Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.4 sec||11.4 sec @ 128.6 mph||12/19/15.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
|GTS Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.5 sec @ 128 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2010 Dodge Viper
|SRT10 Roadster||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.7 sec||12.0 sec @ 126 mph||13/22/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2009 Dodge Viper
|SRT10 Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.6 sec||11.8 sec @ 128 mph||13/22/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2008 Dodge Viper
|SRT10 ACR Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.4 sec||11.8 sec @ 126 mph||13/22/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.6 sec @ 126 mph||13/22/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Roadster||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.7 sec||11.7 sec @ 124.4 mph||13/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SRT10 Roadster||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.9 sec||11.9 sec @ 123 mph||13/22/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|SRT10 Roadster||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.6 sec @ 126 mph||13/22/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2006 Dodge Viper
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.8 sec||12.1 sec @ 120 mph||11/19/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.5 sec @ 117 mph||11/19/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.9 sec||12.1 sec @ 120.9 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.0 sec @ 121.9 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.2 sec||12.2 sec @ 118 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.5 sec @ 118 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|SRT10 Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||12.2 sec @ 119.6 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2005 Dodge Viper
|SRT10 Roadster||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.1 sec @ 119.3 mph||11/19/10 mpg||Road & Track|
2004 Dodge Viper
|Competition Coupe||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.1 sec||11.2 sec @ 130 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Hennessey Venom Twin Turbo SRT-10 Roadster||8.6L Twin-Turbo V10||RWD||6M||3.7 sec||11.1 sec @ 141 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|RSI 700 Roadster (Racing Solutions)||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.4 sec @ 128 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|RSI SR Twin Turbo SRT-10 Roadster||8.6L Twin-Turbo V10||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||11.7 sec @ 131 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Roadster||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.9 sec||11.77 sec @ 123.63 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2003 Dodge Viper
|Hennessey Venom 600 Roadster||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.4 sec||11.4 sec @ 127 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Roadster||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||3.9 sec||12.1 sec @ 121 mph||11/20/11 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SRT10 Roadster||8.3L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.4 sec @ 116 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2001 Dodge Viper
|GTS Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||12.2 sec @ 119.8 mph||10/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|GTS ACR Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.6 sec @ 114 mph||10/19/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTS ACR Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.16 sec||12.19 sec @ 119.15 mpg||10/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|GTS ACR Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.4 sec @ 120 mph||10/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|Hennessey Venom 800 Twin Turbo GTS Coupe||8.0L Twin-Turbo V10||RWD||6M||2.43 sec||10.71 sec @ 137.6 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Lingenfelter Viper Coupe||9.1L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.0 sec @ 134 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
2000 Dodge Viper
|GTS ACR Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||3.9 sec||12.4 sec @ 117.6 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|GTS ACR Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.1 sec @ 121 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.25 sec||12.33 sec @ 118.19 mph||11/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|TNT King Snake Coupe||8.5L V10||RWD||6M||3.6 sec||11.4 sec @ 131 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
1999 Dodge Viper
|GT2 Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.1 sec @ 120.5 mph||10/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hennessey Venom 650R Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.3 sec||11.2 sec @ 131.7 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1998 Dodge Viper
|GTS Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.2 sec @ 118 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTS Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||12.2 sec @ 118.6 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hennessey Venom 600 GTS Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.7 sec @ 126 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||12.3 sec @ 117.9 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SVSi RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||3.6 sec||12.2 sec @ 119 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
1997 Dodge Viper
|GTS Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.3 sec @ 115 mph||11/20/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTS Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.2 sec @ 119.3 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|GTS Coupe||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||12.4 sec @ 117.3 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hennessey Venom 600 GTS Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.7 sec||11.5 sec @ 129.1 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1996 Dodge Viper
|Hennessey Venom 600 GTS Coupe||8.4L V10||RWD||6M||3.8 sec||11.8 sec @ 124 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||5.0 sec||13.2 sec @ 113.4 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1995 Dodge Viper
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.8 sec @ 109 mph||11/20/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
1994 Dodge Viper
|Hennessey Venom 550 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.7 sec @ 120.9 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hennessey Venom 500 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||3.6 sec||12.1 sec @ 116.3 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1993 Dodge Viper
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.5 sec||13.2 sec @ 112.1 mph||12/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||5.2 sec||13.6 sec @ 107 mph||12/20/---- mpg||Motor Week|
1992 Dodge Viper
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 113 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Chrysler|
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.8 sec||13.1 sec @ 109.3 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|RT/10 Roadster||8.0L V10||RWD||6M||4.9 sec||13.2 sec @ 109 mph||11/20/---- mpg||Road & Track|
About Dodge Viper
Before the Viper was returned to the Dodge fold, it was known as the SRT Viper, a sports car powered by an 8.4 liter V10 engine. The engine can send up to 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Weak demand, however, had SRT stopping production of this sports car. A year later, the Viper was returned to the Dodge fold.
Hoping to turn the fortunes around of this sports car, Dodge has improved the power of the engine and added a new GT model. Several new colors are also now available for this sports car. It remains to be seen, however, if these improvements would save the day for the Viper.
Here are the specs of the 2015 Dodge SRT Viper:
- Engine: 8.4-liter, V10
- Power: 645 horsepower @6200 rpm
- Torque: 600 pound-feet @5000 rpm
- Transmission: Six speed manual
- Fuel Economy Ratings: 12 mpg city driving, 20 mpg highway driving
- 0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds
- Top speed: 177 mph
- MSRP: $86,900
The engine of the 2015 Viper is the same as that of the previous model. It’s an 8.4 liter, V10 engine. However, the horsepower has been upgraded by 5 ponies to 645 from the 640 horsepower. The torque is the same at 600 pound-feet.
With this engine, the sports car can zoom to 0-60 miles per hour in around 3.4 seconds, and at the quarter-mile mark at around 11.5 seconds. Top speed is around 177 miles per hour. Standard transmission is a six-speed manual.
The Viper’s grip is balanced and massive, whether you are to brake or accelerate. Performance is exhilarating, as the naturally aspirated engine gives you that tune when revving and moves the vehicle at breakneck speed.
Driving the Viper, however, is not for everyone. The quick steering ratio can make it difficult to drive, even for seasoned drivers. The six-speed manual transmission is also quite botchy.
Sports cars aren’t known for being fuel efficient and the Viper is no exception. It has fuel efficiency ratings of 12 miles per gallon for city driving and 20 mpg for highway driving. That’s slightly up from the 12/19 mpg ratings that the 2014 SRT Viper had.
Interior and Exterior
Almost two decades since its launch, the Viper still has that familiar shape. It was originally intended as a contemporary version of the 60’s Shelby Cobra. Today, many of those cues have been retained in the 2015 version. There are swollen fenders, long and low hood, and slightly rounded canopy.
There are new colors available for the Viper—Stryker Purple and Yorange for the base model. There’s also a unique Ceramic Blue color available for the GTS model.
Inside, you’ll notice that the cabin is quite roomy for a coupe. In fact, the automaker says that drivers who stand up to 6 feet, 7 inches in height should be able to sit in comfortably in this car. Leg and headroom is sufficient for most drivers, plus it does not hurt that the seats are adjustable and comfortable.
Cargo space is at 14.65 cubic feet although the odd shape of the hatch means you’ll have to stuff in soft-sided bags in this car.
Standard equipment includes an 8.4 inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system and Sirius XM Radio. The premium version of the said infotainment system has traffic information, navigation, 3D maps, HD radio, and voice destination entry. The standard media hub isn’t shabby as it has SD card and USB ports plus an auxiliary input.
Optional equipment includes carbon fiber interior and exterior accents, carbon front-corner splitters, and Laguna premium leather.
It is no secret that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety often skip expensive and low-volume sports cars like the Viper in their crash tests. Despite this, you would love to learn that the Viper has tons of safety features like air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, and pre-tensioning seat belts. There’s also a back-up camera which is a standard on the GTS models.
The base price of the Viper is around $87,000 making it a good choice for motorists looking for a sports car without exhausting all of their lifetime savings. It is ranged against other sports cars like the Porsche 911, Audi R8, Maserati Gran Turismo, Nissan GT-R, Aston Martin Vantage and Jaguar F-Type.
It should be noted that all the aforementioned sports cars are more expensive than the Viper. The Porsche 911 has nearly 20 variants, with prices that can go all the way up to around $200,000. But its base model the Carrera can be had for around $85,000, which is almost of the same price as that of the Viper.
Dodge hopes that the Viper can recover from its disastrous sales performance in 2014. However the lack of really exciting upgrades can hurt the sports car, as motorists looking for a powerful and features-packed super car would have more options.
For more information about the Dodge Viper, visit the official Dodge website.
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