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Dodge Viper GTS specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1580 kg (3483 lbs)
Introduced 1997
Origin country United States
Gas mileage 18.8 l/100 km (12 mpg US / 15 mpg UK)
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Performance

0 - 100 kph4.5 s
0 - 60 mph4.0 s
0 - 100 mph8.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.4 s @ 97.6 mph
1/4 mile12.2 s @ 118.6 mph
1 mile30.1 s @ 174.0 mph
Top speed310 kph (193 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 013.7 s
Lateral acceleration1.01 g (10 m/s²)
60 mph - 037 m (122 ft)
Dodge Viper GTS acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V10, 20v
Displacement 8.0 l (488 ci)
Power 457 ps (451 bhp / 336 kw)
Torque 664 Nm (490 lb-ft)
Power / liter 57 ps (56 hp)
Power / weight 289 ps (285 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 24 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 6
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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SpeedKing  1m ago

Ha they buggered up the acceleration figures and i don't believe that bike with 135hp can do 0-100mph in 5.6 sec nor the 1/4 mile in 10.4 sec. Another test claimed 10.8 sec which is more realistic...


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hostboy  1m ago @SpeedKing

I mean seriously? That Viper couldn't just do 0-100 in 11 only to do 120 in 13.3. Amirite? An Enzo or a MacF1 would be way slower than that, 100-120 wise.


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SpeedKing  1m ago @hostboy

Of course not it's absolute rubbish but hey it's in a magazine so it must be right lol


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hostboy  1m ago @SpeedKing

The bike's weight-to-power ratio is approximately 3.8 pounds per horsepower, and if you add a driver (200 lbs) it's now 5.3 pounds a horsepower. I think you are correct. The bike is easily in Lamborghini Huracan and Ferrari 458 Speciale territory, but a 3400 lb Huracan did the 1/4 in 10.4 (+200 lb driver = 6 lb/hp), and a 3100 lb 458S (+ 200 lb driver = 5.5 lb/hp) did the 1/4 in 10.7. The two-wheeler bike should fall in-beteeen those figures.

As for the Viper, I have a hard time believing that ANY FR- or FMR-layout car that does 0-100 mph in 11 flat (even with shitty gear ratios and shift times) could do the 1/4 in 12.3, no matter how quick it is to 60.

I have a theory that they tested two Vipers in that magazine. One Viper may have been gear-tuned to reach 60 and 100 in gears 1 and 2, respectively. The other, built for drag racing. The former did 0-60 in 4 flat and 100 in 11 flat (60-100 = technically identical to a Dodge Challenger R/T with the 5.7L engine), with a 13.3 quarter-mile time at 105. It could have been a Euro-spec car with an extra passenger inside. The latter, probably took 8.0-9.0 seconds to reach 100, while getting to 120 in 13.3; that matches quite neatly with the 12.3@115 slip.

Many modified cars pose as "stock" to earn credit especially in American magazines. The 2005 Ford GT that was tested along with the Porsche CGT and Enzo Ferrari was secretly powered by the Hennessey HPE700 version of the same 5.4L motor (claimed stock just so its 11.2@131 result became believable...until debunked by even a few other FGT owners). Other ringers include the Pontiacs and some other muscle cars of the 1960s.

With that being said, they probably sticked with most of the numbers for the Euro-spec, 378bhp version (0-60, 0-100), with only the 1/4-mile and 0-120 belonging to the US model.

Who knows? Maybe a Viper in that test was modified, in the same manner as the "stock" Hennessey GT700 and Pontiac Tempest GTO. They probably slowed down on purpose in order to avoid breaking into the 11s (or even scarier, 10s).


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SpeedKing  1m ago @hostboy

You've gotta remember that 1/4 mile times are very much dependent on launch capability and while the Huracan can run 10.4 on a dragstrip, conditions would have to be perfect to achieve that on the street and that rarely happens so a 10.7-10.8 is more the norm. It appears the tests were conducted on a dragstrip which in the real world ie. the street, doesn't count and therefore the acceleration figures are inflated. What's more there's no way in hell the Viper will do 100-120 mph in 2.3 sec even if it was modified :)


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196ss  1m ago

100-120 mph in 2,3 seconds can't be true for sure.
I suppose they just measured 0-100 mph wrong, 11 seconds is slow even for 400 hp roadster, more like 9 seconds.


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hostboy  1m ago @196ss

(115/120)^2×13.3 = 12.2 (very close)
(I will assume the car trapped 115.5 in which the 12.3 time derived from)

This also means 0-100 in 9.2. I am assured they either meant 9.0 or meant to put the 0-110 time as 11.0.


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196ss  1m ago @hostboy

0-110 in 11 seconds seems believable


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hostboy  1w ago @196ss

This is why I trust video proof > posted mag test "numbers." Anyone could write up a fake or typo.

The absolutely maximum speed (reached in 12.3 seconds) approachable for ANY car reaching 100 mph in 11-flat is 112 mph, so 100 mph in 11.0 and 115 mph in 12.3 is the equivalent to 100 mph in 8.8 and 150 mph in 12.2. Just imagine that, the car went 0-100 in 8.8 all the way through a quarter in 12.2 at 150 mph! This would require about 1500 or more hp and some slicks in snowy conditions.

(12.3/11)^1x100 = 112 mph (cater by 1.25 and we get 115 mph)
(12.2/8.8)^1x100 = 139 mph (cater by 1.25 and we get 150 mph)


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HighGear  2y ago

There was also a mid-engined Viper, built in the mid-90's. Few pictures still exist.


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BR2  10y ago

I think, the Most Perfect car, Ever, "Might Just Be", an Obsidian Black Metallic 2002 Dodge Viper GTS, with Matching '21 Obsidian Black Metallic Rims, with a Tuned Hps Exhaust, I think that could be the Most Perfect car. Just might be..


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SpeedBoy676  10y ago

That Viper isn't fast enough to keep up with my favourite Viper the ACR, the GTS needs more power and less weight to keep up with any ACR.


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frank  11y ago

0 to 60 3.8 new ps2 1/4 in 11.9. 122 MPH on a 97F day have one done that easy with high flow cats k&n filers b&m shifter


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the race  12y ago

the dodge viper gtsr concept 1999 with 500 hp was my dream car when i was a kid


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phavyarden  13y ago

fine, 60 mph is not the same that 100km/h, but if this car hits the 60 in 4 sec flat, i dont think that takes 0.5 sec in hit 2mph more


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phavyarden  13y ago

0.5 sec to hit 60-62?
i dont think so
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xD2db-ZuHY&feature=channel_page<; /a>


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Wads  13y ago

This Losing to the 993 Carrera RS by 4 seconds on the Croft Circuit?? i call that a fixed race favoring the RS!!

Croft wouldn't suit the Viper as its all about handling rather than bute force on that track.


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Anonymous  13y ago

This Losing to the 993 Carrera RS by 4 seconds on the Croft Circuit?? i call that a fixed race favoring the RS!!



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Stiffy  13y ago

Whoever said that 1:32 is 10 seconds too fast at Willow Springs obviously has never been there with the Viper club, nor driven a Viper GTS there. Amazing how some people talk with no first-hand knowledge. Sigh, thats the internet for ya. Anybody can spout off innacurate information with no background checks. When Viper Days goes to WS big track, many bone stock Gen 2's do very low 30s there. Driving ace Terry Rossi has done a 1:29 in a bone stock Viper GTS ACR on street tires. 1:32 is achievable to a moderately capable driver if you have the "sack", and seat time. WS is all about nerve. Terry has videos on YT of him on WS and the Nordshleife in Vipers. Check it out.


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phavyarden  13y ago

PLEASE CORRECT THE 0-60 TIME.
VIPER HITS IT IN 4 FLAT.
WATCH AT 2:30


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phavyarden  13y ago

did you seeen it complete?
watch at 2:32


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Anonymous  13y ago

This website does not record 0-60


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phavyarden  13y ago

i dont wanna be disagreeable but is the true xD 0-60 4 FLAT
here it's the test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6BsoFv3yE4&feature=channel_page


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Wads  13y ago

Top speed updated to 192mph


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phavyarden  13y ago

correction please
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6BsoFv3yE4&feature=channel_page<; /a>< /a>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V11gssfV08M&feature=channel_page<; /a>< /a>
there is the motor trend test.
top speed 192,6 and a 0-60 in 4 flat



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tom  13y ago

96 gts new tires 0--60 3.8


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Fabian  13y ago

the Slr HAS 620 HP AND THE 997 520, IS OBVIOUS


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Anonymous  13y ago

not that i doubt those performance numbers, but i do find it (Kinda strange that the GTS passes the 1 mile mark at 170mph when the 997 GT2 and SLR pass at 177 and 178mph!


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Fabi&#225;n!  13y ago

come on!!!, there is the link:p!!! just change the performance:p!!!!!
The viper it's much more than that!!!!



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supercharger  13y ago

yeah its fast on striaghts but i cant quite see whats with the willow springs lap times i like the track but the lap times the cars get their arent makeing to much sense its hard to belive a viper gts goess round willow springs faster than a porsche gt3 rs.


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Anonymous  13y ago

The Viper gets to 60 in the low 4's, it's with probably with rollout though, like most mags test.

It has gone past 190 according to MT (Must have been REALLY good conditions), I can't find it on their website (I know they refer to ii in their 99? Top speed comparo test, they do have a 187.3
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/112_9705_1997_dodge_viper_gts/index.html


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Anonymous  13y ago

wrong it does so 0-60mph from a dead stop in 4.2, lear before you speak!! and the gtr does 0-60mph in 3.1 tested by road and track!


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venom  13y ago

0-60 in 4.2? it may be able to do 5-60 in that time but anyone who tests from a dead stop isnt gonna do that. and apparently this site doesnt do that or the gt-r and 911 turbo would both do 3.2.


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Anonymous  13y ago

192mph? um no, 450bhp from a 8.0L n/a 488 cid V10, 0-60mph in 4.2, 0-100kmh 4.4, 0-100mph 9.3 0-160kmh 9.4 1/4 mile in 12.4 at 117 and top speed is 186mph and weigh is 3400 and torque be 490 with a price of $80,000...proven, id post them but im too lazy:) prolly latter though!


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FastestLaps  13y ago

What's the issue date of Motor Trend where these performance figures were published?

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