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2008 Dodge Viper SRT10

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 headlight

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 engine

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 interior

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 interior

Year (of specifications) 2008
Engine 8.4 litre V10
Transmission 6-speed manual RWD
Max speed 190 + mph
0-60 mph sub 4 seconds
Horsepower 600 bhp
weight -

For 2008 model year the legendary Dodge Viper has received a mild cosmetic upgrade, and a dramatic horsepower and torque increase.

The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 is available in both coupe and convertible versions, and both feature a new, more aggressive, hood with more prominent louvres for better cooling and a more efficient air scoop for feeding the engine.

Several exterior differences exist between the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 Roadster and Coupe. In fact, the only body panels they share are front fascia and fenders, hood and doors. However, all of the iconic Viper SRT10 design cues have been maintained including the signature crosshair grille, deep-cut side scallops, swept-back fenders and lowered hood lines.

The Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe's hard top with its "double bubble" styling makes it even more torsionally stiff than the Roadster. The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe offers increased downforce and high-speed stability with its sloping roofline and deck-lid spoiler. Plus, the Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe has an additional 6.25 cubic feet of trunk space than the Viper SRT10 Roadster, for a total of 14.65 cubic feet. The roof and headliner structure offer more room to accommodate a safety cage, while maintaining as much headroom as possible.

In order to achieve the performance gains, the Viper's V10 engine displacement has been increased from 8.3 to 8.4 litres by increasing the bore by 1-millimeter. With strengthened bulkheads and improved water jackets for better cooling.

The 2008 Viper SRT10's 8.4-liter engine breathes through new cylinder heads equipped with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC)-shaped combustion chambers, larger valves and Variable Valve Timing (VVT). VVT electronically adjusts when the exhaust valves are open and closed according to engine speed and load, allowing the engine to "breathe" cleaner and more efficiently.

The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's V-10 sends its power through a new, smaller-diameter, twin-disc clutch (a change from the previous larger-diameter, single-disc setup). The new clutch reduces rotating inertia by 18 percent, resulting in reduced clutch-pedal effort and improved engagement feel.

The transmission of the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 is the latest evolution of the Tremec T56 six-speed manual, known as the TR6060. It features 10 percent wider gears for higher torque capacity and a new synchronizer package. A new shifter system results in reduced shifter travel. Club racers will applaud a new provision for adding an external transmission cooler.

The brakes of the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 have also been improved, with 14-inch rotors gripped by Brembo 44/40 dual opposing piston calipers in the front and Brembo 42/38 dual opposing calipers in the rear. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents lockup during hard braking. This system results in a benchmark braking performance of 60-to-0 mph in less than 100 feet.

The ride and handling of the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 has also been improved, by using a race-bred, fully independent, four-wheel suspension featuring lightweight, high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, damped by lightweight coil-over shock absorbers.

The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 rides on polished, forged aluminum, 18 x 10-inch front and 19 x 13-inch rear wheels available in three styles: the five-spoke, the H-spoke and the all-new Razor wheel with five U-shaped spokes. The wheels are clad in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. The four-groove tread-design tires provide maximum grip, reduced road noise and superior handling in both wet and dry conditions.

Similar and related vehicles:
- Dodge Viper GTS-R
- Dodge Viper SRT10 (2005)
- Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe (2005)
- Dodge Hennessey Viper 1000 Coupe
- Chevrolet Corvette C6
- Chrysler Firepower concept

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