1996→2002 Dodge Viper RT/10 ‘Phase II SR’


1996→2002 Dodge Viper RT/10 ‘Phase II SR’

1996→2002 Dodge Viper RT/10 ‘Phase II SR’

The 1996 RT/10 could be referred to as a second generation Viper. It features a host of upgrades over earlier Vipers produced from 1992 to 1995.

Much of the changes came to the RT/10 with the addition of a new facility specifically made for combined GTS and RT/10 production. Every Viper built after 1996 was manufactured there.

Outwards, a main difference to the 1996 Viper was the absence of side exhausts. They were replaced with two standard exhausts exiting the rear. The three spoke wheels were also gone and replaced with 5-spoke counterparts in polished aluminum, white or yellow.

Inside, the cabin remained largely unchanged, but a removable roof was standard as was sliding plastic panels for the windows.

Underneath, the chassis was stiffened, suspension geometry revised and a more robust rear differential was installed.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1996 – 2002
built at USA
price $ $ 58,500
engine V10
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Sequential Electonic Ignition
displacement 7990 cc / 487.6 in³
bore 101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke 98.5 mm / 3.88 in
compression 9.1:1
power 309.5 kw / 415.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output 51.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 267.57 bhp per tonne
torque 661.6 nm / 488.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Molded Composite & Alunimum Panels over Tubular Steel Frame
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires F 275/40ZR-17
rear tires R 335/ZR-17
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 43.2 x 25.4 cm / 17 x 10 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1551 kg / 3420 lbs
wheelbase 2443 mm / 96.2 in
front track 1514 mm / 59.6 in
rear track 1539 mm / 60.6 in
length 4448 mm / 175.1 in
width 1923 mm / 75.7 in
height 1115 mm / 43.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1
final drive 3.07:1
top speed ~273.6 kph / 170.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.0 seconds