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2008 Dodge Viper SRT10

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http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/12/28/200...ge-viper-srt10/

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2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 revealed

Chrysler has revealed the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 — a more powerful version of its popular two-seat sports cars. It will arrive in Dodge showrooms in North America this summer. The SRT model gains an additional 90 horsepower from the new 8.4-liter powerplant, for a total of 600 hp and 560 lb.-ft. of torque.

Zero to 60 mph takes under four seconds, and 0-100-0 mph is completed in just over 12 seconds. The Viper SRT10's 8.4-liter engine breathes through new cylinder heads equipped with CNC-machhined combustion chambers, larger valves and Variable Valve Timing (VVT). VVT electronically adjusts when the exhaust valves are open and closed according to engine speed and load.

The Viper SRT10's V10 channels its power through a new, smaller-diameter, twin-disc clutch. The transmission is the latest evolution of the Tremec T56 six-speed manual, known as the TR6060. It features 10 percent wider gears for higher torque capacity and a new synchronizer package. Stopping power is another key attribute of the Dodge Viper SRT10 formula, with 14-inch brake rotors gripped by Brembo dual opposing calipers, good for 60-to-0 mph in less than 100 feet. Gallery after the jump…

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Paolino    99

I can't believe they would dare put that stereo and those HVAC controls in a car like this.

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z28luvr01    170

They made an ugly car even worse. No thanks.

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BB_454    0

Yea I was just talkin about the car with a friend, the interior looks so cheep for a car thats runs in the mid 80's. Wish they would have done a little bit more to the exterior, and the sidewall on the call looks bigger, maybe its just me, but I thought they looked a little more low profile before. Maybe they need more flex in the sidewall to keep the tires from spinning?

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K.C.    0

Very cool! It doesnt have the rep of a Corvette but the Vipe is establishing itself well as time goes on. Amazing that the jump in horsepower is so high in cars nowadays. I remember with 20-30 hp was a huge leap, now jumps are 50 hp and up. I've been a fan of this car and will continue to do so. I was hoping for some more styling changes and interior changes, but this is a sports car for people who just want to go fast and want the Viper name. People don't buy these for interior comfort. They get it for the image and the balls to the wall V-10 under the hood. I think the wheels that are shown on these are cool. One thing about this car is that it is pure American from the big torque/high hp engine to the crude insides. I love it just for that reason, and I'm not even an American anymore (well, just in citizenship, but not in mindset).

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FAPTurbo    1,074

Wow... they're still using leftover dials and radio's from years past!

And it looks even dumber this time around.

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RJB    0

They can add all the H.P. they want, but the car is showing its age and how unrefined it is compared to the Vette.

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BB_454    0

I wasnt talking about interior comfort, but look at the inside of a Z06, Lambo, Ferarri, Porshe etc. I think they all surpass the interior in this car. If its was only ment to be for track use than I would say its fine, maybe a little over kill than. But in a $85k+ car it should be better, IMHO.

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siegen    20

I like this picture the best, and the color. Racing stripes are so 90's (but so is the viper! lol).

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And that interior is plain UGLY!!!! What the hell is that doing in such an expensive car?? That's a Dodge Neon interior with extra gauges!

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NOS2006    11

Well, it's got an even more respectable amount of HP and a much sexier hood, but is it worth spending the extra $15-20k over a Z06 with how unrefined and heavy it is?

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Northstar    11

The interior is laughable. Entry-level cars have better interiors than that (at least design). The exterior is okay, and it will be plenty fast, but buy a Z06, save $10-15k, get a decent interior, and you can still probably keep up with this new Viper.

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It looks good on the outside, but the Grand Caravan we rented had the same stereo and climate controls, if not better ones. I guess that's part of the Viper's "charm."

It might have more power than the Z06, but I think the 'Vette SS will fix that.

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eh... never really been a fan... its so much heavier than the 'vette... and 0-60 under 4 is right where the new Z06 is (3.7)... so why pay so much more for a heavier, uglier car with a crappy interior?

also... that new hood... is so overdone its insane... i hope it actually needs all those vents because if not... DCX needs to fire its entire American design studio

and have they changed the lower air dam at all since they debuted this thing?

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I'd never buy one new but it's nice to know it exists.

There's no replacement for displacement... except

when it's a Z06. :spin:

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NOS2006    11

I don't understand the reference to music genres... Are you saying the Viper is more classical and timeless than the Z06?

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z28luvr01    170

I like this one better:

Corvette = Beethoven's Fifth

Viper = Mary Had a Little Lamb

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MyerShift    7

That engine just keeps getting bigger! Goodness! And, what's this?? Variable Valve Tming? In a Viper?! Uh-oh, Chrysler must be getting soft... lmao!

Please. The Viper wasn't ever meant to be a refined, classy sports car for the upper crust country club members.

It's a loud, raw, fire breathing monster of a toy and sure, the interior could be better, but that's not its mission or point in life either. It's to show that it's got more balls than any Vette has had yet (that's why in my opinion why the numbers were upgraded). I'd take a Viper over a Vette anyday for a number of reasons. One of them is sheer appearance, another is the bigger engine with more cylinders, a big one is that it's from Chrysler Corp. (hehe, yes, I know), and the purity of mission.

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