2015 Dodge Viper SRT
The Viper SRT is available now
Dodge is reconfirming its commitment to the future of the Viper and repositioning the iconic Detroit-built supercar for 2015, giving the snake more horsepower, improved fuel economy and a new starting price $15,000 less than the 2014 model it replaces.
For 2015, the hand-built American exotic now delivers an increased 645 horsepower, gets up to 20 miles per gallon and is offered at a new starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995
Getting with the changing times, the latest Viper boasts a significantly more comfortable, stylized and attractive interior. But don't think Dodge went too soft on the interior: they also made a point of creating a very driver-focused cockpit-style layout to help drivers extract the most out of their car with minimal distraction.
All major interior surfaces are sewn and wrapped with additional padding applied in comfort areas, while triple-paint-finished Gun Metal appliques can be found on the cluster bezel, HVAC outlets, window switch bezels, shifter base, park brake bezel and the integrated passenger grab handle on the center console.
Relaying vital information is a seven-inch, customizable instrument cluster display with a full-time analog tachometer readout in the center to confirm the performance driving feedback philosophy of the Viper. Drivers have a wide range of custom and personal options such as an additional digital speedometer readout just below the tachometer.
This Snake Packs Venom
Under the Viper's long hood is the hand-built, all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 that Viper owners have come to know, love and fear in their SRT-powered snakes. In its latest form it delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, giving it the most torque of any naturally aspirated production car engine in the world. Improvements to make those numbers possible include a new, ultra-high flow and lightweight composite intake manifold, high-strength forged pistons, sodium-filled exhaust valves, new catalysts to reduce back pressure and an aluminum flywheel that reduces reciprocating losses.
Despite all of the upgrades to the engine, Dodge engineers actually managed to shed over 25 lbs of weight - just from the engine. In terms of the entire vehicle, roughly 100 lbs have been dropped, partially due to the all-new aluminum and carbon fiber body. Returning to the powertrain, the 8.4-liter V10 is mated to a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission with an improved short-throw shifter and final gear ratios that have been tightened from 3.07 to 3.55.
Appearance and Option Packages
The Viper is available with numerous appearance and option packages including the Interior Carbon Fiber Accents Package, the Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, the Advanced Aerodynamics Package and the Laguna Interior Package.
GTS buyers can select the Ceramic Blue Special Edition package that adds carbon fiber brake ducts, Satin Black trim on the rear bumper, Gunmetal door bezels, carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and the door panels, black wheels, a Ceramic Blue paint job and orange brake calipers.
The base Viper is offered with a performance-focused package called Time Attack 2.0. Intended to be the maximum expression of the Viper's race course prowess, the TA 2.0 adds firmed-up versions of the GTS trim's adjustable Bilstein dampers in addition to carbon fiber aerodynamic add-ons on both ends. The suspension also receives additional modifications in the form of track-optimized springs and anti-roll bars, while the TA comes standard with Pirelli P Zero soft compound tires.
The TA model is available in Y'Orange, Bright White or Venom Black.