Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe

The Dodge Viper legend began with the 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible and grew with the introduction in 1996 of the Dodge Viper GTS Coupe.

“Demand for a Dodge Viper Coupe started the day we introduced the Dodge Viper SRT10 Roadster for 2003,” said Dan Knott, Director — Street and Racing Technology (SRT), Chrysler Group. “The all-new Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe is a natural evolution of the heritage of the Dodge Viper, and gives enthusiasts exactly what they’re looking for in the ultimate American sports car.

The exterior design of the all-new Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe is what sets it apart from its Roadster sibling — and connects it to the Viper heritage.

“It was important to sustain the emotion in the design,” said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President — Design. “We wanted the Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe design to harken back to the original Viper GTS Coupe, but in a contemporary way.

The form-follows-function strategy continues inside the new Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe.

“For helmet clearance, we brought back the ‘double-bubble’ roofline from the original Dodge Viper GTS,” said Creed. “In fact, we began the process by utilising a mannequin wearing a helmet to determine the height and shape of the roof.”

Another functional interior feature for the many owners who will take their Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe racing is the roof and headliner structure that offers room to accommodate a safety cage, while maintaining as much headroom as possible.

Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe-unique interior pieces also include various weatherstrip pieces, headliner, carpet and trim panels.

The magic numbers for the Dodge Viper SRT10 are 500/500/500 — representing 500 horsepower, 525 lb.-ft. of torque and 505 cu. in. of displacement.

An aluminium-block 8.3-litre (505 cu. in.) V-10 engine powers the Viper SRT10 Coupe, generating 500 horsepower SAE (373 kW) and 525 lb.-ft. (712 N•m) of torque. Ninety percent of the torque is available to the driver across a wide band — the 1,500-to-5,600 rpm range.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

Source: Dodge press

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