2003 Startech Viper SRT-10 Convertible

2003 Startech Viper SRT-10 Convertible

2003 Startech Viper SRT-10 Convertible

SRT-10: The success story of the American sports car legend Dodge Viper adds another chapter: Startech offers an exclusive tuning program.

While the Startech performance kit for the 8.3-liter V10 engine with normally 506 hp (372 kW) is still under development, other Startech modifications will be available shortly.

The Startech front spoiler lip gives the roadster an even more striking appearance while reducing lift on the front axle at high speeds, thus further improving directional stability.

Classic roadster design is the trait of the stainless-steel Startech rollover bars mounted behind the seats.

The exciting looks of the two-seater can be customized further with Startech Monostar V spoke wheels. For optimal traction the rear is fitted with 345/25 ZR 20 high-performance tires mounted on 13.5Jx20 Startech wheels. The tires were custom-developed for the Startech-tuned Viper by Pirelli and are available exclusively from Startech.

These gigantic wheels are a prerequisite for installing the Startech high-performance brake system, which utilizes the largest components ever used in a street-legal sports car. On the front axle the system features vented and slotted disks with a diameter of 405 millimeters and six-piston aluminum fixed calipers. The rear axle is fitted with 355-millimeter disks and six-piston calipers. This brake system makes the Dodge Viper also perfectly suited for fast action on the racetrack.

The Startech sport suspension is perfectly matched to the 19- and 20-inch tires. Bound and rebound of the suspension are adjustable and the ride height can be set to customers’ individual preferences. The Viper can be lowered by up to 20 millimeters.

The Startech program for the new Viper is rounded out by exclusive interior options. The selection includes sporty accessories such as a shift knob and sill plates, both with illuminated Startech logos. A center and middle console made from genuine carbon and aluminum foot pedals are also available.

The Startech upholstery shop handcrafts exclusive interiors for the new Viper at the highest level of perfection. For more added exclusivity and especially striking looks Startech offers an interior made from a combination of especially soft yet highly durable Mastik and Alcantara leathers, available in any desired color. Loving attention to detail is evident in many made-to-order options such as leather floor with waffle-design stitching.

For optimal protection of the soft top in its folded position the Startech interior designers developed custom covers for the recesses in which the folded soft top disappears.

Story by Startech, edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineAll Aluminum, 90 Degree V10
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainPushrod Activated OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement8275 cc / 505.0 in³
bore102.4 mm / 4.03 in
stroke100.6 mm / 3.96 in
power372.9 kw / 500.1 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output60.44 bhp per litre
bhp/weight326.22 bhp per tonne
torque711.8 nm / 525.0 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
body / frameSMC & RIm Panels over Tubular Steel Spaceframe
front tires275/30 ZR 19 Pirelli
rear tires345/25 ZR 20 Pirelli
front brakesVented Discs w/6-Pot Calipers, Power Assist
f brake sizex 405 mm / x 15.9 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, Power Assist
r brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 34.3 cm / 20 x 13.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionA-Arms w/Coil over Shocks, Stabalizer Bar
r suspensionA-Arms w/Coil over Shocks, Stabalizer Bar
curb weight1533 kg / 3380 lbs
wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in
front track1469 mm / 57.8 in
rear track1547 mm / 60.9 in
length4459 mm / 175.6 in
width1911 mm / 75.2 in
height1210 mm / 47.6 in
transmissionTremec T56 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1, :1
final drive3.07:1