Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper

  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.

Top Gear USA may have wrapped up the second episode of their very first season, but due to geographical ramifications, many may have missed their first review. In Episode One of Top Gear USA, the boys tested the most powerful Viper in the line-up: the ACR-X .

In this video, you’ll see the USA’s version of the Stig as he whips the Viper around the new Top Gear USA track. The track is 1.6 miles long and consists of several turns as well as a few straightaways for optimal speed.

As a reminder, the Viper ACR-X is powered by the same SRT developed 8.4 Liter V10 as the standard super car, except that a set of factory tuned headers and a less restrictive exhaust system give the ACR-X a 40 HP kick in the pants meaning that there is a total of 640 HP on tap. Combine that with a weight savings of 160 pounds, despite the addition of a roll cage, and you’ve got an even more challenging track ready machine. On the market, the ACR-X is priced at $110,000.

Check out the video to see just how the Dodge Viper ACR-X did in the hands of the Stig when put up against the Top Gear USA test track.

From the outside, the car takes the look of a Dodge Viper , but once you pop open the hood, you’d be surprised that there’s nothing Viper-ish about what you’re going to find. That’s because the Viper is just the body. What’s inside is actually a Chevrolet Corvette . Appropriately enough, it’s called the “ViperVette”. Catchy.

Make no mistake though, the Corvette engine inside this Viper is no slouch. It’s got a 5.7-liter engine that’s mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, giving it enough performance so as not to shame the car out on the road. As for the car’s interior, the owner mixed in red and black leather seat covers on the upholstery as well as a nice load of features including tilt wheels, power trunk, power seats, and power mirrors.

In the event that you’re fancying this car – can’t think of any reason why not – then you’re in luck. The car is actually for sale at a pretty reasonable price of just $12,250. There’s a catch, though. It’s got about 139,000 miles on the odometer.

But hey, how often will you get the chance to own a piece of two iconic American sports cars in one flaming hot, red package?

Source: Hemmings

This Chrysler 300S make look just like any other of its kind from the outside, but once you pop the hood, you’ll discover that there’s the good blood of a Dodge Viper running through its engine.

The car, which was videotaped at Miller Motorsports Park as a teaser video and put on Dodge’s YouTube site, has SEMA 2010 written all over it, so don’t be surprised if you see it in the Las Vegas Auto Show’s floor soon.

Needless to say, we’re intrigued at the prospect of a sedan sporting some serious Viper power. Add what looks to be a set of gorgeous 22s – or 24s – on the tires and you have a car that looks to have a bite as mean and powerful as its bark.

Let’s just hope that this is more than just a teaser video. Don’t get us wrong, we like teasers as much as anybody, but what’s the point of them if we don’t see these bad boys out on the road, right?

Source: Dodge

As you might remember a while ago few privileged Dodge dealers were able to catch a glimpse of the next generation Viper . While Dodge did their best to keep the car a secret, people are already talking about what future will bring. And next to this rumors we also have a image of the future Viper logo.

The 2012 Viper is known as the "Generation V Viper." According to people whom were invited to the event, the new model will feature a new front end, much more sophisticated then before, LED lights, 2 vents, one on each side that was located right behind the door and the rear panel looked almost like an Astin Martin .

"This car is definitely beautiful, but maybe a little too kind. Looking at the new Gen 5 logo, it doesn’t match the look yet. I know some of us wanted a meaner more aggressive look, and I think they are close."

Source: Dragtimes

Burnouts are always fascinating, but when one is recorded and then presented in slow motion, that, my friends, is something that can easily be called art. Throw in the fact that this is a green Dodge Viper Roadster and we got ourselves some exquisite artistry. This clearly shows that even though Dodge has decided to axe the current generation Viper , people out there are still going to enjoy themselves thoroughly with their hissing sports car!

The Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.4 Liter V10 power plant that produces 600 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque that rocket the engine with wheels from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds, run the quarter mile in the mid 11 second range before hitting a top speed of 202 MPH.

Our advice to you: sit back, relax, and enjoy two minutes of amazing art!

Dodge has already announced that they will be bringing out another Viper in 2012 to replace the current model being shown the door. And as excited as everyone is to take a peek at the next dream machine, no one has dared to make a rendering of the future model. Well, until now of course. Here is the first beautiful rendering of the future sports car; more specifically, the SRT-10 version. And we have to admit it looks amazing!

It is rumored that the nextViper will come with a more aggressive design, featuring all-new bodywork painted 25 times in candy-apple red. They also said the car’s look had moved away from its race-car roots and evolved into a more traditional sports car. And this is exactly what this rendering is all about: it is something more sensual, freshly beautiful, and of course, more traditional.

It is also rumored that Chrysler will place an 8.4-liter V10 engine incorporating Fiat’s innovative Multiair technology under the hood with an entry-level V8 engine also under consideration.

Source: Voladodesign

As you already know Dodge has already showed a concept version of the next generation Viper to selected dealers about a week ago and, although previous statements were devoid of any criticism, rumors are now flying that the next Dodge Viper Dodge Viper may be looking into its Italian heritage. Okay, so Dodge doesn’t exactly have an Italian background, but rumors have stated that the concept looks to have shared a face with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione . Apparently, the future Viper will not only share design elements with the Italian model, but it will also be built on the same platform.

Ralph Gilles, Dodge CEO said when talking about the 2012 Viper : "We had been debating this particular nameplate for a long time, and every time I just could not get there. And then one morning the product committee went into the dome and saw it, and we all knew we were in front of something magic, unique. It took less than five minutes for the committee to fund the initiative. Not a negative comment, not a remark, not a single question. And so I leave you with this. The 17th car in the lineup, in select dealers in 2012."

Source: Autoweek
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It was created at a time when Chrysler was pretty much as broke as a third world country. Their cars were horrendous boxes on wheels and they could only manage a few miles before breaking down. Needless to say, 1989 was not a good year for the Detroit automaker.

Nonetheless, a crack team of 85 engineers was put to work on one of the most iconic sports cars in our country’s short history. It might not have the same legacy as the Corvette or the Mustang , but the Dodge Viper had something completely different. Insanity.

The Viper was never that good, but that’s why we love it. It didn’t have any fancy toys, or even windows in the early stages, but it was brutally fast and crude in every way. Nothing was quite as fun to drive around a track as the Dodge Viper .

Sadly, its time is at an end. Chrysler may still be making terrible cars, but the rest of the world has moved on. This month will be the last production month for the Viper. We, at TopSpeed, have produced a brief look at the lovable Dodge .

Hit the jump for the rest of the story.

Remember a couple of months ago when we reported that Dodge would allocate 50 Dodge Vipers for a special "Dealer Exclusive Program ?" Well, we have details on one of them: a Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Roadster. This special edition was developed specifically for Woodhouse Dodge in Blair, Neb. There will be only 20 units produced, each carrying a price tag of $107,310.

This special edition includes an adjustable KW suspension, Stoptech rotors, lighter wheels, short shifter, and new fifth and sixth gears. The aerodynamic package includes a new, lower wing and light revisions to the front splitter. It, of course, also has a race yellow clear coat exterior with yellow driver’s stripe.

Woodhouse is the dealer that will get the most units allocated from this program because it has sold more Vipers than any other dealer with more than 75% of them modified. That’s quite a record for a small town with only 7,500 people.

Source: Autoweek

Dodge Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles is behind the wheel of a Dodge Viper ACR-X in this video taken at the Virgina International Raceway. This video shows Gilles reaching 165 mph in around 1 minute and 35 seconds, while Powertrain Communications Manager Nick Cappa shoots the video and holds on for dear life.

The special edition Dodge Viper ACR-X is powered by the same SRT developed 8.4 Liter V10 as the standard super car, except that a set of factory tuned headers and a less restrictive exhaust system give the ACR-X a 40 HP kick in the pants meaning that there is a total of 640 HP on tap. Combine that with a weight savings of 160 pounds despite the addition of a roll cage and you’ve got an even more challenging track ready machine. The car is priced at $110,000.

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