2008 SRT-10 Revealed (the 600bhp one!)

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disagree..the handling will suck, you will break you back driving over a pebble in the road

and itll only last you 40,000 miles

and the corvettes better

40,000 miles huh you have NO CLUE. Please tell me what will break on those cars after 40k. And how many have you rode in or drove? The few that I have been in on back roads felt just fine.
 

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Vipers are some of the best handling cars in the world. In the hands of a capable driver it will be miles faster around a track than a similar Ferrari or Porsche. Just look at its racing history.

"Horsepower sells cars; torque wins races" -- Carroll Shelby

Even the French could win with a Viper.
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disagree..the handling will suck, you will break you back driving over a pebble in the road

and itll only last you 40,000 miles

and the corvettes better
You are a genius. :rolleyes:

Vitamin J: I know that the old GTS-R kicked ass at Le Mans many times, but how have the new Vipers been doing in races?
 

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You are a genius. :rolleyes:

Vitamin J: I know that the old GTS-R kicked ass at Le Mans many times, but how have the new Vipers been doing in races?

The Comp Coupe has been doing just fine in Speed GT and FIA GT3, nothing like when they cleaned up in the ALMS but pretty darn good considering there is little to no factory support.
 

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Thanks, good to know they're holding their own. Wish they'd do ALMS or Le Mans again and dice it up against the Corvettes and Astons, that would rock.
 

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Yeah, the Comp Coupes are doing very well in Speed World Challenge racing in particular, giving the Factory Caddys a run for their money.

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Vipers are some of the best handling cars in the world. In the hands of a capable driver it will be miles faster around a track than a similar Ferrari or Porsche. Just look at its racing history.

"Horsepower sells cars; torque wins races" -- Carroll Shelby

Even the French could win with a Viper.

OK, nothing against the Viper. I like it. But don't you think now you're stretching it a bit too far?
 

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OK then!
 

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Maybe Vipers are just reliable? You don't have to be the fastest to win an endurance race like LM.
 

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SRT and Mopar Showcase Viper Possibilities at NAIAS
Tuesday January 9, 12:01 am ET

Custom Viper displays tweaks from Mopar Performance Parts ? and 675 horsepower!

Farmington Hills, Mich., January 9 /EXCLUSIVE from viperclub.org/ -- Much speculation has been made since the first details were released on the 2008 Dodge Viper scheduled to appear this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Of course today is the day you were supposed to be reading about it, however some magazine editions hit the newsstands ? and websites ? a little earlier. Viper buyers, already giddy over the addition of a whopping 90 horsepower (yes, 600 total ponies under that revised hood) still had one nagging worry in the back of their minds: What about this long-rumored ?Blue Devil? from the ?other? American super car camp?

They needn?t have worried. In a surprise addition to this weeks show, DaimlerChrysler?s Mopar and SRT (Street & Racing Technology) Division have added a third Viper in concept form, joining the Venom Red SRT10 Roadster and Viper Red SRT10 Coupe with white racing stripes. Reminiscent of the SRT10 Carbon shown at SEMA in 2003, this latest Coupe variation showcases the many possibilities of this potent platform.

?We at SRT, along with our counterparts at Mopar Performance, wanted to build something for NAIAS that would show what can be done with the new '08 Viper,? said Steve Sharples, Viper Brand Manager at SRT. ?This includes many of the new Mopar Performance parts which will be available for the car when it starts shipping to showrooms later this year.?

The Mopar Performance Parts featured are:

- Tubular Exhaust Header Package
- High-flowing, Cat-Back Exhaust System
- Low-restriction, functional Cold Air Intake System
- Fully adjustable Coilover Suspension Kit
- "Sidewinder" Lightweight Wheels (with anodized finish)

And don?t forget the ?Racing? in SRT, as they added these race-inspired parts as well:

- Titanium Valves and Connecting Rods
- Cast Litex Pistons and Lightened Crankshaft
- High Flow Intake Manifold with Polished Upper
- Carbon Fiber Coil Covers and Crinkle Black Valve Covers
- Adapted Dodge Viper Competition Coupe Rear Wing and Front Splitter
- Michelin Racing Slicks, 18" in front and 19" in back
- 6 point racing restraints
- Viper "Driver's Stripe" paint scheme

The results? Well besides one of the most stunning Vipers ever to greet the public, it also satisfies the Viper faithful. With a few Mopar Performance parts and some additional internal engine tweaks the car makes an incredible 675 horsepower, with the torque climbing even more ? from the impressive stock 2008 number of 560 ft lbs to a mind-boggling 650 ft lbs. You would be hard-pressed to find another exotic from any continent making those kind of numbers.

Will these modifications ever make it to a production car? SRT will not comment on future product. But if what is shown here can be done by visiting your local Mopar parts counter, we already like what we see. Blue Devil shmevil!

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Badass. Love it, and am somewhat frightened by it. (Could lose the rear wing though)
That hood looks like it came from NFSU. :p
 

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The hood and bonnet make the body colour look pale, it's that good.
 

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Yeah, but look at how terrible that interior is!
 
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