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.

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In Detail

engine 90 Degree, Aluminum, V10
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 7990 cc / 487.6 in³
bore 101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke 98.6 mm / 3.88 in
compression 9.6:1
power 343.0 kw / 460.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output 57.57 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 677.91 nm / 500.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Resin Transfer SMC Composite Body Panels over Tubular Space Fram
driven wheels RWD
front tires P275/35 ZR18
rear tires P335/30 ZR18
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, ABS, Power Assist
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Single-Pot Calipers, ABS, Power Assist
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Unequal A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Shock Abosrbers, Anti-Roll Bars
r suspension Unequal A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Shock Abosrbers, Anti-Roll Bars
curb weight 1578 kg / 3479 lbs
wheelbase 2443 mm / 96.2 in
front track 1520 mm / 59.8 in
rear track 1547 mm / 60.9 in
length 4481 mm / 176.4 in
width 1924 mm / 75.7 in
height 1117 mm / 44.0 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, :1
drag 0.35 Cd