German tuner Geiger Cars has elaborated an upgrade program for the Dodge Viper GTS.
German tuner Geiger Cars has created an upgrade program for the Dodge Viper GTS.
It’s not every day that we see a Euro tuner working on an American car, but we know Geiger Cars has a soft spot for US-spec models and it was only a couple of months ago when they tuned the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Now, they shifted focus towards a meaner machine as the subject of an upgrade program was none other than the Dodge Viper in the GTS specification.
The hand-crafted old-school V10 8.4-liter naturally aspirated engine made entirely from aluminum has received a modified airbox along with a custom-made exhaust system equipped with tubular headers and sport catalysts. They also fiddled around with the motor’s ECU and in the end managed to squeeze a grand total of 710 PS (522 kW) at 6,100 rpm and 861 Nm (636 lb-ft) at 5,500 rpm which represents a significant increase over the standard 654 PS (481 kW) and 813 Nm (600 lb-ft).
As a result of the added oomph (which costs €11,900), the upgraded Dodge Viper GTS now runs the sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and continues to accelerate until it hits a top speed of 212 mph (341 km/h).
Besides extracting more power from the hand-crafted, all-aluminum V10, the tuners at Geiger Cars also installed a KW Variant 2 coil-over suspension package (€4,700) that has lowered the Viper GTS by 30 mm. In addition, there’s also a new carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit (€5,866) encompassing a front spoiler lip, rear apron (with diffuser) and a new spoiler.
As a final note, there’s a worrying rumor Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has plans to kill the Viper in 2017 and at the moment there is no word regarding a potential successor.