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Dodge Viper

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Overview of the Dodge Viper

Learn about the Dodge Viper

Summary

The Dodge Viper is not for the faint-hearted. This all-American sports car burst onto the scene back in the early '90s, delivering the largest production engine of any car alongside 400 hp. Focused purely on driving experience, the Dodge Viper also launched without any driver aid systems, airbags or even an automatic transmission. The Dodge Viper eventually evolved, gaining more comfort and safety features, power, and better handling—but it held onto a six-speed manual transmission until production ended in 2017.

Safety

Depending on the model year, the Dodge Viper comes with a solid list of safety features. The final generation, which was produced from 2013 to 2017, features a full suite of traction and stability control systems, which help put power to the ground evenly and keep the car pointed in the right direction. It also came with:

  • An anti-lock braking system (ABS), preventing wheels from locking during braking, which debuted on the 2001 model
  • Airbags, unavailable from launch in 1991 until 1995 in the interest of weight reduction, which became standard in 1996 and were improved in 1998

Interior

There are just two seats in the Dodge Viper for the driver and passenger. Seats come wrapped in cloth as standard across generations with leather upgrades available. Later, ACR models—the extreme, track-ready trim—swap out leather for part-leather, part-Alcantara seats.

Early models feature a straightforward interior largely consisting of plastic. The 2013–2017 models bump up the quality, with leather covering nearly every surface. While the standard colour of upholstery is black, special editions through the years offer other options, such as orange or silver interior stitching.

Technology

Those looking for the latest in tech may find this vehicle sparsely equipped, at least with models before 2013. The Dodge Viper focuses on driving excitement, not necessarily infotainment or driver aids. An AM/FM cassette player is offered since the model's launch, with air conditioning coming to the GTS trim in 1996. Models from 2013 onward include more modern features, such as:

  • Dodge's Uconnect touchscreen, with navigation, audio and more
  • An 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system on the GTS model

Space

The Dodge Viper may seem like a surprisingly small car given the monstrous engine up front. Space for the driver and passenger is adequate thanks to low seats, and coupe models (two-door) feature an iconic "double-bubble" roof for extra head space. There's little storage space in the cabin, but the coupe's trunk is quite large, with 416 L of space. Convertible models offer less space due to the fold-away roof.

Comfort

There are few cars that achieve the performance of the Dodge Viper. Not only is its engine powerful, its size delivers substantial torque, leading to quick acceleration. Thanks to wide tires and a race-tuned suspension, the Dodge Viper stays glued to the road, especially around corners. This may translate to a rougher ride in the city, however. Some drivers report the clutch pedal feels heavy, which could be an issue in long stints of stop-and-go traffic.

Pros and cons of the Dodge Viper

  • High performance,  two-seat sports car
  • 640-horsepower 8.4L V10 engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Limited interior space
  • Sport suspension may result in rough ride
  • Ceased production in 2017
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Dodge Viper

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption18.3 - 19.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption11.3 - 12.6 L/100km
  • Width1941 mm
  • Length4463 mm
  • Trunk space416 L
  • Cargo space416 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Dodge Viper

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Dodge Viper 2013 - 2017 is available in 7 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 640 hp
City consumption:18.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:400 km

SRT ACR trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SRT ACR trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SRT ACR trim:
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SRT ACR trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 645 hp
City consumption:19.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:391 km

SRT trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SRT trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SRT trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 645 hp
City consumption:19.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:386 km

ACR trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the ACR trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the ACR trim:
  • CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the ACR trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 645 hp
City consumption:19.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:365 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GT trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 645 hp
City consumption:19.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:386 km

GTS trim features and specs

Available with the GTS trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GTS trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GTS trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 645 hp
City consumption:19.2 - 19.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 - 12.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:367 - 391 km

GTC trim features and specs

Available with the GTC trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GTC trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GTC trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GTC trim:
8.4 L - Gas - 645 hp
City consumption:19.2 - 19.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 - 12.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:367 - 391 km

Frequently asked questions about the Dodge Viper

The price of a Dodge Viper varies based on model and condition. Prices range from $45,000 for the 2001 model, to $200,000 for a brand-new 2017 model.

No, production of the Dodge Viper ended in 2017. The line also took a three-year hiatus between 2010 and 2013.

No. Unlike other sports cars, there is no version or trim level that comes with an automatic transmission. Instead, the car only offers a six-speed manual transmission.

No, the Dodge Viper is a sports car. While it does have a powerful engine, its handling and styling make clear that it is a sports car.

Top speeds vary depending on model year and trim level, with the 2017 SRT capable of 331 km/h and the 2017 ACR capable of 285.