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The best of the Dodge’s vehicles – this refers to Viper super car. This vehicle has been catching the customers’ hearts for nearly 30 years. Today the model is an embodiment of extraordinary style, breathtaking performance & exquisite feeling of pride. For the 2016, the manufacturer has added one more modification to the lineup to surpass everybody’s expectations. Will it surpass yours? Let’s find it out from Dodge Viper review.
The 2016 Dodge Viper features the following specifications:
- body type: coupe, 2-seater, 2-door;
- dimensions: 76.4x175.7x49.1 inches (w/l/h), wheelbase – 98.8 inches, ground clearance – 5 inches;
- drivetrain: rear-wheel drive;
- weight: curb - 3390 lbs;
- boot capacity: 14.7 cu.ft;
- safety pack: 4-wheel ABS, stability & traction control, head/side-mounted/passenger airbags, anti-theft alarm (remote), emergency braking, ventilated disk brakes (front & rear), engine immobilizer, dusk-sensing headlights, tire pressure monitoring, post-collision safety system, brake drying, child seat anchors.
Dodge Viper of the 2016 production year preserved its iconic exterior details: broad shoulders, long and bulged hood, short tail. The hood, rooftop and decklid are made of carbon fiber, whereas the doors and sills – of aluminum. The implementation of light-weight materials promoted for the reduction of the overall weight of the chassis. The fenders overhang the wheels. One of the key peculiarities is the integration of air vents in the rear-side sills. As a result, the bodywork speaks graciousness, power and reliability.
Interior of new Dodge Viper can be characterized by one word: race-inspired. Each detail is an exemplar of craftsmanship, each knob is a door to the world of astounding possibilities. The dashboard is hand-wrapped in leather, the seats boast lightweight premium upholstery.
Despite compact dimensions, the cabin is rather roomy; headroom & legroom are enough for drivers of different body-builds. The driver’s seat features multiple adjustment as well as a steering wheel and pedals. The boot of an unusual form offers 14.65 cu.ft of luggage space. Storage options inside the saloon are limited by a few bins & cubbies.
The central stack accommodates a huge 8.4-inch touchscreen. It involves all high-tech facilities to make the driving process a fascination: Uconnect system with GPS navigation, Bluetooth audio, HD radio, voice commands, hands-free phone calls, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and SRT Performance Pages.
In order to provide a holistic Dodge Viper review, it’s necessary to say that this model is a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a 6-speed manual transmission (Tremec). The drivetrain comes furnished with carbon-ceramic brakes with Brembo calipers. The aggregate is replenished by a 8.4-liter V10 that generates some striking 645 hp & 600 p-f of torque.
The integration of such a marvelous powertrain ends up in unprecedented performance results. Hence, the coupe copes with the 0-60 mph distance for about 3 seconds at the top speed of 177-206 mph (this index depends on whether aero package is included).
Trims & Packages
The 2016 Dodge Viper is delivered in 5 trims: base, GT, GTS, GTC, ACR. The base modification is optimal for weekend racers; the GT versions are customized for everyday rides. The ACR is absolutely new package that brags about Bilstein racing shocks, alcantara upholstery, a 3-speaker audio, Kumbo Ecsta tires as well as optional aero technology that includes a diffuser, a louvered front-end, a carbon-fiber wing, and a flexible front splitter.
The GT trims are offered with optional TA package. It adds Brembo brakes instead of StopTech units, two-mode dampers, updated springs, antiroll bars, and aero add-on. Upon the whole, the difference between all GT modifications lies in suspension and electronic controls.
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