2000 Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept

Ten years afer the first Viper Concept ws revealed, the 2000 GTS-R concept continued the legacy of the V10 Viper. Osamu Shikado was responsible for the vehicles exterior which is 3 inches lower and 2 inches wider than the production Viper at the time. Shikado used race inspried lines with an aggressive stance to create the most striking viper to date. Some of these design cues, to a lesser extent, have been lended to the 2003 production Viper.

Said Shikado: We gave the body a strong profile with higher belt line, dramatic side gill, ‘bump-up’ rear fender shape and a more defined side crease. Seen from above, the race-inspired front-to-rear stripe now is tapered for a more dynamic appearance.

Unline most concepts, the 2000 Viper Concept was made as a complete car. It features a complete functional interior with air conditioning, adjustable pedals and a premium sounds system. Such funtionality, combined with the most aggressive race-inspired styling make the 2000 GTS-R Concept the most desirable Viper to date. Too bad only one example was made.

In Detail

price $$ Prototype
engineAll Aluminum V10
displacement8000 cc / 488.2 in³
power372.9 kw / 500.1 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output62.51 bhp per litre
bhp/weight338.82 bhp per tonne
torque677.9 nm / 500.0 ft lbs @ 4555 rpm
body / frameOne-Piece Carbon Fiber
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresF 285/30ZR-19
rear tiresR 335/30ZR-20
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19.0 x 11.0 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 35.6 cm / 20.0 x 14.0 in
f suspensionShort & Longs Arms w/Coil over Shocks
r suspensionShort & Longs Arms w/Coil over Shocks
curb weight1476 kg / 3254 lbs
wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in
front track1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track1549 mm / 61.0 in
length4902 mm / 193.0 in
width1936 mm / 76.2 in
height1194 mm / 47.0 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~321.9 kph / 200.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~11.8 seconds