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1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 Phase II SR

1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 Phase II SR

1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 Phase II SR

IN 1997 DaimlerChrysler improved the Viper in a number of key areas, enough to distinguish it as the second generation.

The car was deigned with a new chassis, lighter engine and improved amenities.

The Phase II SR cars were also imported into Europe under the Chrysler banner. These were converted by Oreca into GT1 and GT2 racecars known as the Chrysler Viper GTS-R.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at USA
price $ $ 58,500
predeccesor 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10
succeccesor 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible
engine V10
position Front Longitidinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed v
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 335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output 56.32 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 288.46 bhp per tonne
torque 664.4 nm / 490 ft lbs @ 3700 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Molded Composite & Aluminum over Tubular 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 50.8 cm / 17.0 x 20.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 66.0 cm / 17.0 x 26.0 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 1560 kg / 3439 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


Auction Sales History


2002 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster – sold for $51,000

Viper fans will love this one-owner 2002 R/T10, which was purchased October 3, 2002 at Naples Dodge in Naples, Florida. It has always been garage kept, is accident-free and has never been smoked in. Loudly wrapped in stunning Viper Race Yellow with an immaculate Black interior, it comes with both tops, factory air, tilt steering and adjustable pedals, power steering and 4-wheels discs with ABS, power windows and mirrors, security alarm and a premium Alpine stereo with CD player.

Chrysler’s potent 8L/450 HP V-10 combines with a 6-speed manual, positraction rear end and Sport suspension for that inimitable Viper driving experience, all in a an obviously well-cared-for and virtually as-new machine.

Auction Source: 2010 Mecum Kissimmee, FL Auction