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.
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1996 – 2002|
|price $||$ 58,500|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|gear ratios||2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1|
|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|