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).
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
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