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

typeSeries Production Car
production years1996 – 2002
built atUSA
price $$ 58,500
engineV10
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedSequential Electonic Ignition
displacement7990 cc / 487.6 in³
bore101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke98.5 mm / 3.88 in
compression9.1:1
power309.5 kw / 415.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output51.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight267.57 bhp per tonne
torque661.6 nm / 488.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
redline6000
body / frameMolded Composite & Alunimum Panels over Tubular Steel Frame
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresF 275/40ZR-17
rear tiresR 335/ZR-17
front brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 43.2 x 25.4 cm / 17 x 10 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1551 kg / 3420 lbs
wheelbase2443 mm / 96.2 in
front track1514 mm / 59.6 in
rear track1539 mm / 60.6 in
length4448 mm / 175.1 in
width1923 mm / 75.7 in
height1115 mm / 43.9 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1
final drive3.07:1
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