Powering the Copperhead was a 220 hp,
2.7 litre V6.
The Dodge Copperhead concept which was unveiled at the
1997 Detroit Motor Show was a design proposal for a two
seat sports car in the spirit of the Austin
Healey 3000 from the 1960s.
The Copperhead, like the Dodge
Viper, was named after venomous snakes, and just like
the dangerous reptiles the concept was designed to excite
and provide a high level of thrills. Powering the Dodge
Copperhead concept was an aluminium-block, 220 horsepower,
2.7 litre V6 connected to a five-speed manual transmission
driving the rear wheels.
Aside from the taught and powerful wheel arches, one of
the most noticeable design features of the car were the
deeply recessed lateral vents just behind the front wheels.