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

typeSeries Production Car
built atUSA
price $$ 58,500
predeccesor1992 Dodge Viper RT/10
succeccesor2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible
positionFront Longitidinal
valvetrainPushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedv
displacement7990 cc / 487.6 in³
bore101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke98.5 mm / 3.88 in
power335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output56.32 bhp per litre
bhp/weight288.46 bhp per tonne
torque664.4 nm / 490 ft lbs @ 3700 rpm
body / frameMolded Composite & Aluminum over Tubular 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 50.8 cm / 17.0 x 20.0 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 66.0 cm / 17.0 x 26.0 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 weight1560 kg / 3439 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


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