2002 Dodge Viper GTS Final Edition


2002 Dodge Viper GTS Final Edition

2002 Dodge Viper GTS Final Edition

Dodge announced that it will produce a special GTS Final Edition model to commemorate the last 2002 Viper Coupes to roll off the line later this year at Daimler Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant.

The coupes, which will represent the last 360 cars built on the 2002 Dodge Viper platform, will be the first production Vipers to wear a Viper red with dual stone white striped paint scheme. The white over red theme was the same one that carried the Viper GTS-R/T race car to motorsports acclaim with an outright win at the 2000 Daytona 24-hour sports car racing event and consecutive American Le Mans Series manufacturers championships.

In addition to the special paint striping, a number of other details distinguish the GTS Final Edition. Inside, red-stitched, black leather steering wheel and shift knob are unique to the model, with a sequentially numbered dash plaque (e.g. No. 1 of 360) recognizing each individual car from the series.

Story by DaimerChrysler

In Detail

engine90 Degree, Aluminum, V10
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement7990 cc / 487.6 in³
bore101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke98.6 mm / 3.88 in
compression9.6:1
power343.0 kw / 460.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output57.57 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque677.91 nm / 500.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
redline6000
body / frameResin Transfer SMC Composite Body Panels over Tubular Space Fram
driven wheelsRWD
front tiresP275/35 ZR18
rear tiresP335/30 ZR18
front brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, ABS, Power Assist
f brake sizex 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/Single-Pot Calipers, ABS, Power Assist
r brake sizex 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionUnequal A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Shock Abosrbers, Anti-Roll Bars
r suspensionUnequal A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Shock Abosrbers, Anti-Roll Bars
curb weight1578 kg / 3479 lbs
wheelbase2443 mm / 96.2 in
front track1520 mm / 59.8 in
rear track1547 mm / 60.9 in
length4481 mm / 176.4 in
width1924 mm / 75.7 in
height1117 mm / 44.0 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1, :1
drag0.35 Cd