2017 Dodge Viper SRT

In its distant past, the Dodge Viper had a bad-boy reputation—one that it earned with delicate handling and a tendency toward copious oversteer. Even in the right hands, it was still a handful.

Over a few generations, the Viper’s grown up a lot. It’s become a more balanced machine, with a better interior, better tire choices, and the all-important stability and traction control that make it usable in everyday driving. That doesn’t mean it’s no longer a bad boy—just one with better manners.

It’s still not quite as genteel as a Chevy Corvette or a Porsche 911, and for that, the Viper remains a singular choice.

The Viper ears a respectable 6.8 overall on our ratings scale thanks to its beautiful shape and superlative performance. It’s a fitting tribute to the car that has been around for so long. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

The current Viper dates back to the 2013 model year, and 2017 will be the car’s last model year. To commemorate the end of production, as well as the car’s 25th anniversary, Dodge has introduced a series of six special edition models.

The special edition models include:

Viper 1:28 Edition ACR: This model pays tribute to the current ACR’s lap record of 1:28.64 at Laguna Seca Raceway. Already sold out, each of the 28 cars features a black exterior, a painted rear wing, red ACR stripes, an aero package, and carbon-ceramic brakes. All 28 models sold in 40 minutes, according to Dodge.

Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR: This special edition sports the color scheme from the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition. It wears pearl white paint, blue pearl GTS stripes, an aero package, and carbon-ceramic brakes. All 100 units sold out within a few days of its release.

Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR: Modeled after the the 2010 VooDoo edition, this Viper features black paint with a graphite metallic ACR driver’s stripe and a red tracer outline, an aero package, and carbon-ceramic brakes. All 31 units sold out in a few hours.

Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC: Inspired by the 2010 Snakeskin ACR, this Viper features green paint with a patterned SRT stripe, an aero package, and a black interior. All 25 were sold almost immediately.

Viper Snakeskin ACR Edition: Also inspired by the 2010 Snakeskin ACR, this model is painted Snakeskin Green with a custom snakeskin-patterned stripe. It comes with the Extreme Aero Package, carbon ceramic brakes, a serialized instrument panel Snakeskin badge, and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and has the customer’s name printed above the driver’s side door. A total of 31 are offered, just like in 2010. Those models will go on sale in mid July.

Dodge Dealer Edition ACR: Sold only at two of the top-selling Viper dealers—in Tomball, Texas, and Roanoke, Illinois—this Viper features a white exterior with a competition blue racing stripe, an Adrenaline Red driver stripe, carbon-ceramic brakes, and an aero package. Those editions were sold in roughly five days.

Other than the special edition models, the Viper gets no updates for 2017, though the GT model is dropped.

The rest of the Viper lineup includes the base Viper SRT, the GTC, the GTS, and the track-focused ACR.

Among the Viper trim levels, there are some important handling differences that become important if you plan to drive it daily or track it instead. The base car is a basic canvas for weekend racers. The GTC and GTS models get adaptive dampers and upgraded electronic controls that make them more livable for everyday driving. The ACR model, which was added for the 2016 model year, features Bilstein coil-over racing shocks, carbon-ceramic brakes, and Kumho Ecsta tires. It is also offered with an aero package that includes a carbon-fiber wing, diffuser, louvered hood, and an extendable front splitter.

Pricing starts at about $90,000, including a $2,100 gas guzzler tax and a $2,495 destination charge, and ranges up close to $120,000 for an ACR.

The Viper’s design is rippling with muscles, with some threatening vents and intakes scarred along its low-slung body. The menacing supercar details meet up with a cockpit that’s the nicest ever installed in a Viper, with touchscreen interfaces and fragrant Ferrari-esque leather seats.

The sole source of power for the Viper remains unchanged since a 5-horsepower bump for the 2015 model year. It’s a massive 8.4-liter V-10, with 645 horsepower, fed through a Tremec 6-speed manual, shuttling power to the rear wheels. The massive 600 pound-feet of torque is the most delivered by any naturally aspirated sports car on the planet. Performance is mind-bending: 0-60 mph runs take about three seconds; quarter-miles fly by in the low 11s; 0-100-0 mph takes less than 12 seconds; and top speed ranges from 177 to 206 mph, depending on how much aero is added.

The supercar game is not all about straight-line performance, however, and the Viper shines when it’s time to turn, too. This generation of Viper is the first to be equipped with stability and traction control, and, fortunately, they don’t kill the fun. In fact, even in full-on mode, the stability control allows for yaw and slip angles suitable to spirited track-day antics. With everything fully off, the Viper is well balanced, transitioning from entry to apex to exit with massive grip and surprising feel through the steering wheel and driver’s seat. The ride quality is fair in base models, a bit better with the adjustable dampers, but never really objectionable for a sports car.

The Viper’s cabin is surprisingly roomy for such a low-slung coupe. Dodge claims drivers up to 6-feet-7-inches tall should fit within its confines. There’s plenty of head room and leg room for most drivers, and the seats are both comfortable and adjustable. The steering wheel and pedals also move to get the best possible fit. You’ll want as much physical comfort in the Viper as possible, as it’s a very noisy place to be, even cruising at low engine speeds on a smooth country road. Cargo space is fair, at 14.65 cubic feet, but the odd shape under the rear hatch means soft-sided bags will be the best bet for longer trips.

Expensive, low-volume sports cars are often skipped in the crash-testing cycle by the NHTSA and the IIHS, and the Dodge Viper is no exception. Despite the lack of crash tests, the Viper should prove as safe as most modern coupes in an accident. A backup camera is available on the base model, and standard on the GTS.

Gas mileage, as you might expect, isn’t one of the Viper’s primary concerns; it’s rated at 15 mpg combined.

2017 Dodge Viper SRT Press Release

New for 2017

  • Dodge has developed six serialized special edition models to commemorate the end of production and the Viper’s 25th Anniversary
  • Viper 1:28 Edition ACR
  • Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR
  • Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC
  • Viper Snakeskin Edition ACR
  • Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR
  • Viper Dodge Dealer Edition ACR
  • Viper ACR (American Club Racer) model returns as fastest street legal Viper track car ever and undisputed track record king with 13 road course lap records as certified by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)
  • All 2017 Viper GTC and ACR models are available in more than 50 million unique build configurations through ”1 of 1” customization program for truly exotic, one-of-a-kind snake
Auburn Hills, Mich. Jun 22, 2016  –  Dodge is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Viper with six serialized special edition models to commemorate the final year of Viper production.

Continuing for the 2017 model year is the exclusive Viper “1 of 1” customization program that enables buyers to create their one-of-a-kind “Snake” from the ground up. With 16,000 exterior color options, including matte exterior finishes, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims and seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options, there are more than 50 million ways for buyers to customize their one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper.

The fifth generation of the flagship performance machine of the Dodge and SRT brands features more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts. Powering the 2017 Viper is an all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque — the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world. Standard Viper safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and a new four-channel anti-lock brake system.

The newest Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) launched in 2016 and has taken the performance car world by storm by becoming the indisputable “ultimate street-legal race car” with more track records than any production car in the world — a total of 13 road course lap records as certified by the Sports Car Club of America.

Since 1992, Dodge and SRT have built approximately 30,000 Vipers at the Mack Avenue Assembly (1992–1994) and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (1995–current), both in Detroit.

Highlights

  • Six new serialized special edition models for 2017 include:
    • Viper 1:28 Edition ACR – pays tribute to the current production car lap record of 1:28.65 set at Laguna Seca Raceway by a Dodge Viper ACR in October 2015 and features black exterior with red ACR stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, serialized instrument panel 1:28 Edition badge and custom car cover
    • Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR – designed after one the most distinguishable and iconic Viper paint schemes of all time and features Pearl White exterior with Blue Pearl GTS stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Exterior Carbon package, unique red Stryker badge decal, GTS-R exterior sill decals, USA flag B-pillar decals, ACR interior with red accent stitching, Header Red seat belts, serialized instrument panel GTS-R badge and custom car cover
    • Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC – features Snakeskin Green exterior color inspired by the original 2010 model with a custom Snakeskin patterned SRT stripe, Advanced Aerodynamics Package, GT black interior, serialized instrument panel, Snakeskin badge and custom car cover
    • Viper Snakeskin Edition ACR — features new Snakeskin Green exterior with a custom Snakeskin patterned SRT stripe, ACR package, Extreme Aero package, carbon ceramic brakes, ACR interior, serialized instrument panel, Snakeskin badge and custom car cover
    • Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR – modeled after the original 2010 model year VooDoo edition and features black exterior and graphite metallic ACR driver’s stripe with red tracer outline, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, VoooDoo II exterior sill decals, ACR interior with silver accent stitching, serialized instrument panel VoooDoo II badge and custom car cover
    • Viper Dodge Dealer Edition ACR – available exclusively through Dodge’s highest volume Viper dealers, Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas,  and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Ill.
  • With more track records (13) than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR honors its long-standing legacy as ultimate street-legal track car through significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades
    • Ultimate stopping performance combined with unprecedented brake fade resistance through ACR-exclusive Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix 15-inch two-piece rotors and six-piston front calipers
    • Unique track suspension features 10-setting, double-adjustable, Bilstein coil-over racing shocks and unique race alignment delivering up to 3 inches of suspension height adjustment for fine-tuning corner weight
    • Latest race tire compound technology with massive Kumho® Ecsta V720 high-performance tires (295/25/19 front, 355/30/19 rear), designed and developed specifically for the ACR, delivers laps times that are 1.5 seconds faster than off-road only race tires
    • Combination of suspension, aero treatment and ACR-specific tires delivers sustainable 1.5 g cornering during high-speed turns
    • Unique Alcantara hand-crafted interior to assist driver stability under high G-loading features iconic “ACR” dash badge and accent stitching
    • Optional ACR Extreme Aero Package delivers nearly 1 ton of peak downforce at top speed through massive, adjustable, dual-element carbon fiber rear wing, rear carbon fiber diffuser, unique SRT hood with removable louvers, detachable extension for the front splitter and additional dive planes
  • Viper GTC and ACR models are available in more than 50 million unique configurations as customers can choose from more than 16,000 unique paint colors (in gloss or matte finishes) and more than 48,000 unique stripe combinations from “1 of 1” customization program, for truly one-of-a-kind hand built American supercar
    • Each “1 of 1” model Viper features a personalized instrument panel badge with customer’s chosen name to commemorate their exclusive design
    • No two customers can order the same configuration, including color, in the same model year
  • All Dodge Vipers are powered by the iconic, hand-built 8.4-liter V-10 engine rated at 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world

Model Lineup
For 2017, the Dodge Viper lineup consists of the following models:

  • Viper SRT
  • Viper GTC
  • Viper GTS
  • Viper ACR
  • Viper 1:28 Edition ACR
  • Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR
  • Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC
  • Viper Snakeskin Edition ACR
  • Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR
  • Viper Dodge Dealer Edition ACR

Exterior Colors 

  • Adrenaline Red
  • Anodized Carbon (Matte)
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Ceramic Blue Clear Coat
  • Competition Blue
  • GTS-R Blue Pearl Coat
  • Gunmetal Pearl
  • Stryker Green Tri-coat Pearl
  • Stryker Orange Tri-coat Pearl
  • Stryker Purple Tri-coat Pearl
  • Venom Black Clear Coat
  • Viper White Clear Coat
  • Yorange Clear Coat
  • Custom color in matte or gloss finishes

Interior Colors 

  • Black
  • Black/Demonic Red
  • Black/Header Red
  • Black/Sepia
  • Black/Yorange
  • Demonic Red
  • Sepia
  • TA Black/Orange

2017 Dodge Viper SRT Photos

2017 Dodge Viper SRT Specs

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy : MPG 19
Cruising Range – City : mi 192.00
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City : MPG 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined : MPG 14
Cruising Range – Hwy : mi 304.00
EPA MPG Equivalent – City : N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent – Hwy : N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent – Combined : N/A
Battery Range : mi N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx : gal 16
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx : gal N/A

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume : ft³ 14.7

Brakes

Brake Type : N/A
Brake ABS System : 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) : N/A
Disc – Front (Yes or ) : Yes
Disc – Rear (Yes or ) : Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness : in 14
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness : in 14
Drum – Rear (Yes or ) :
Rear Drum Diam x Width : in

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year : 12.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score : N/A

Transmission

Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code : DD1
Trans Type : 6
Trans Description Cont. : Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again :
First Gear Ratio (:1) : 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.77
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.50
Reverse Ratio (:1) : 2.90
Clutch Size : in N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) : 3.55

Vehicle

EPA Classification : Two-Seaters

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity : 2
Passenger Volume : ft³ N/A
Front Head Room : in 36.6
Front Leg Room : in 42.7
Front Shoulder Room : in 53.1
Front Hip Room : in N/A
Second Head Room : in N/A
Second Leg Room : in N/A
Second Shoulder Room : in N/A
Second Hip Room : in N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight : lbs 3378

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. : lbs N/A
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. : lbs N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. : lbs N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. : lbs N/A

Engine

Engine Order Code : EWG
Engine Type : Premium Unleaded V-10
Displacement : 8.4 L/512
Fuel System : Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM : 645 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM : 600 @ 5000

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) : 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) : 180

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity : qts N/A

Suspension

Suspension Type – Front : Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type – Rear : Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type – Front (Cont.) : Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.) : Short And Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter – Front : mm N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter – Rear : mm N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Front : in N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Rear : in N/A

Tires

Front Tire Order Code : TXM
Rear Tire Order Code : TXM
Spare Tire Order Code :
Front Tire Size : P295/30ZR18
Rear Tire Size : P355/30ZR19
Spare Tire Size :

Wheels

Front Wheel Size : in 18 X 10.5
Rear Wheel Size : in 19 X 13
Spare Wheel Size : in
Front Wheel Material : Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material : Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material :

Steering

Steering Type : Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall : N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) : N/A
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb : ft 40.5
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall : ft N/A

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase : in 98.8
Length, Overall : in 175.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors : in 76.4
Height, Overall : in 49.1
Track Width, Front : in 62.9
Track Width, Rear : in 61
Min Ground Clearance : in 5
Liftover Height : in N/A

2017 Dodge Viper SRT Videos

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