Dodge Viper Third generation
|2003 to 2006|
|Also called||Dodge SRT-10 (UK)|
|Designer||Osamu Shikado (1999)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door roadster 2-door coupe|
|Engine||505 cu in (8.3 L) V10 500 hp (370 kW) @ 5600 rpm 525 lb·ft (712 N·m) @ 4200 rpm (SRT-10 Roadster) 510 hp (380 kW) @ 5600 rpm 535 lb·ft (725 N·m) @ 4200 rpm (SRT-10 Coupe)|
|Transmission||T56 Tremec 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||98.8 in (2,510 mm)|
|Length||175.6 in (4,460 mm)|
|Width||75.7 in (1,920 mm)|
|Height||47.6 in (1,210 mm) (coupe) 48.6 in (1,230 mm) (SRT-10) 48.6 in (1,230 mm) (convertible)|
|Curb weight||3,380 lb (1,530 kg)|
The Viper SRT-10 Coupe was introduced at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show as a 2006 model. It shares many of its body panels with the convertible, but takes its side and rear styling from the Competition Coupe. The coupe looks much like the previous Viper GTS and retains the "double-bubble" roof shape of the original along with the original GTS's tail lights, as well as offering the original GTS Blue with white stripes paint scheme on the initial run of First Edition cars like the original Viper coupe.
The engine is SAE-certified to produce 510 bhp (380 kW) and 535 lb·ft (725 N·m). Unlike the original coupe, the chassis was not modified. This makes the coupe heavier than the convertible, and thus slightly slower to accelerate. Handling and high-speed performance are improved by the coupe's stiffer frame, reduced drag, and increased downforce.
No 2007 model Vipers were produced; instead, Chrysler extended production of the 2006 model while preparing the updated 2008 model.