The Dodge Viper had four long generations spanning from 1992-2010. There were actually no 2010 models, only extended 2009 models, and 2011 saw zero production Vipers at all. Dodge is planning on picking up the Viper once again in 2012 with a fresh look and feel. The Viper came in two different trims: the SRT10 and the ACR. The 8.4L V10 powered Viper delivered 600 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque, and was mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The 0-60mph sprint was done in fewer than four seconds, while the quarter mile came in at 11 seconds. Careful with this one though, it doesn't come with electronic stability control.
Well if the Viper is for sale , the price may have just gone up. On August 18, Dodge Viper ACR established a new Nurburgring record (unofficial) with a time of 7:22, coming in front of the Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R.
The man who established this result is FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) driver Tom Coronel, who pilots a Leon TFSi for SEAT Team Holland. On his fourth attempt, he established an amazing 7:22.1 (first two laps-a 7:42 and a 7:35 and third 7:24).
Until someone else will have something to day about it, the Viper ACR is the most lethal "ringer" around.
Gallery Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
The Dodge Viper was put on the chopping block as Chrysler restructures. It’s hard to blame Chrysler for killing its spartan supercar. American car companies are in the fight for their lives. A hand-built low-volume sports car may look good in the window, but it won’t pay the electric bill.
But the Viper’s story may not be over. Chrysler announced today the possibility of selling the Viper as its own brand to a new company. “We have been approached by third parties who are interested in exploring future possibilities for Viper,” said Bob Nardelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler LLC. “Viper is an integral part of this Company’s heritage… our intent would be to offer strong operational and financial support during any potential transaction, in order to ensure a future for the Viper business and perpetuate the legacy of this great vehicle.”
This would not be the first time an American car would live on without its parent company. When Studebaker closed its doors in 1966, its Corvette fighting Avanti proved the to be the car that wouldn’t die. Although Studebaker’s initial troubles producing the fiberglass boded Avanti may have actually killed the company, the last incarnation of the independent Avanti was produced in 2007.
The Viper is dead. Long live the Viper!
It seems that the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has now a well trained rival: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR . Based on the Dodge Viper SRT-10 the vehicle received an additional $12,000 power package from ACR making the 8.4 liter V10 engine develop 600 horsepower and 560 lb-ft. of torque. The manufacturer claims that its vehicle can easily hit 200+ km/h...the only problem is where to drive with this speed. Well, the boys from InsideLine took the car to the Bonneville Salt Flats in an attempt to hit more than 200 mph. Check out the video!
Pamela Anderson decided to sell her Viper and offer the money to the PETA association where the superstars works for 15 years.
Pamela plans to personally oversee the sale of her 2000 Viper, which she customized herself with white racing stripes. The car plays a prominent role in Anderson’s forthcoming E! series, "Pam: Girl on the Loose," but she admitted it was dangerous for her to own such a high-performance vehicle: "I’m a terrible driver," she said. "It’s just not a good idea for me to have a Viper."
The car will be among the offerings at Julien’s Auctions’ Summer Entertainment Sale of Hollywood memorabilia, to be held June 21 and 22 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Neiman Marcus Direct announced that it is partnering with Hennessey Performance Engineering to introduce the 2008 Neiman Marcus Special Edition Hennessey Venom 700NM. The 2008 Special Edition Hennessey Venom will be featured in the spring Neiman Marcus Men’s Catalog and will retail for $179.500.
The 2008 Special Edition Hennessey Venom 700NM features jet black paint with a 200-mph tested rear wing and Venom 700NM badges. Inside, custom details include black and red leather appointments, a numbered limited-edition dash plaque, embroidered floor mats and matching luggage. Underhood, there’s a custom engine featuring 700 horsepower with 645 lb-ft torque, that can attain 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds.
"The Venom 700NM offers world-class power, performance and looks in typical Hennessey style. We are very excited about our new partnership with Neiman Marcus.” said John Hennessey, President, Hennessey Performance Engineering. Only seven Venom 700NM Vipers will be made and the price includes one day of high-performance driving school at Lonestar Motorsports Park.
The Dodge Viper is a V10-powered sports car that went on sale in January 1992. 16 years later the company celebrates the production of the 25.000th Viper.
The event will be held at Chrysler LLC’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant on March 12 and with this occasion, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch will receive a 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10.
The 2008 Viper SRT10 is powered by a 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that produces an astounding 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque.
Gallery 2008 Dodge Viper
Neiman Marcus will sell the 2008 Hennessey Venom 700NM for $179,500 in the spring Men’s Catalog.
The car has a power of 700 hp and a peak torque of 645-lb-ft. Based on the Hennessey Venom 650R package, the car makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.3 seconds.
The Venom 700NM also gets a giant rear wing tested at 200 mph. Also significant, however, is that cost of the seven Venom 700NM Vipers includes the price of one day of high-performance driving school at Lonestar Motorsports Park.
Sales will begin on on Monday, April 10 at 9 AM.
The SRT10 ACR is powered by a 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque. This video was shot on the No Problem Raceway Track in Belle Rose, Louisiana, USA during some tests of the car’s durability.