2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible
SRT-10 serves as the next chapter for the Viper. The very first Viper was previewed at the North American International Auto show in 1989. The concept had a simple design that was reminiscent of the Ford Cobra: gobs of power up front, two seats with power delivery to two huge rear wheels. With a massive overall response, Dodge was motivated to put the design into production by 1992. In 1996 the GTS coupe version followed.
In 2003, an all-new Viper is being offered by DaimlerChrysler.
Building on the last platform, the new SRT-10 improves every facet of the race-bred version that came before it. Whats new? As you would expect, more power, less weight, bigger brakes and more interior comfort. What didn’t show up was cup holders or cruise control!
The all aluminum V10 engine has a slight increase in capacity to 505 cu. in. This pushes the power output to 500 horsepower and 525 lb.ft. of torque. DaimlerChrysler states that the engine architecture remains much the same as the previous Viper. Minor improvements include a refined cyinder head, valvetrain and a larger cooling system.
DamlierChysler have taken 100 pounds off the car by updating several components: the now-standard run-flat tires eliminated the need for the spare tire, a new magnesium dash replaces the old one and the fenders are now resin injection molded (RIM).
|price $||$80 995|
|engine||All Aluminum, 90 Degree V10|
|valvetrain||Pushrod Activated OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Electronic Sequential IInjection|
|displacement||8275 cc / 505.0 in³|
|bore||102.4 mm / 4.03 in|
|stroke||100.6 mm / 3.96 in|
|power||372.9 kw / 500.1 bhp @ 5600 rpm|
|specific output||60.44 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||326.22 bhp per tonne|
|torque||711.8 nm / 525.0 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm|
|body / frame||SMC & RIm Panels over Tubular Steel Spaceframe|
|front brakes||Brembro Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, Power Assist|
|f brake size||x 356 mm / x 14.0 in|
|rear brakes||Brembro Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, Power Assist|
|r brake size||x 356 mm / x 14.0 in|
|front wheels||F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 33.0 cm / 19.0 x 13.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||A-Arms w/Coil over Shocks, Stabalizer Bar|
|r suspension||A-Arms w/Coil over Shocks, Stabalizer Bar|
|curb weight||1533 kg / 3380 lbs|
|wheelbase||2510 mm / 98.8 in|
|front track||1469 mm / 57.8 in|
|rear track||1547 mm / 60.9 in|
|length||4459 mm / 175.6 in|
|width||1911 mm / 75.2 in|
|height||1210 mm / 47.6 in|
|transmission||Tremec T56 6-Speed Manual|
|gear ratios||2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1, :1|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.1 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~12.3 seconds|
Auction Sales History
2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10 – sold for $52,800 Silver with black interior powered by an 8.3 Liter V10 engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission. Features include air conditioning, dual front airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes and run-flat tires on alloy wheels. From the Jimmy Richardson Collection.
Auction Source: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible – sold for $54,000 Only 8,500 original miles. All original paint in special Speed Yellow. Perfect in and out. Clean vehicle history. V10 with 505 HP. 6-speed transmission. This car is mint!
Auction Source: 2011 Mecum Kissimmee, FL Auction
2005 Dodge Viper – sold for $35,750 The example offered here has formed part of the vendor’s collection for many years, benefiting from dedicated care in a climate-controlled facility. It remains in excellent condition today, complete with aftermarket Asanti chrome wheels and offering the Viper’s trademark combination of svelte looks, brutal acceleration and crisp handling.
Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions