2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 Preview

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To celebrate the final production year of the current generation Dodge Viper SRT10, Dodge plans to deliver a vehicle lineup like no other since the introduction of the iconic American sports car back in 1992.

At the heart of the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 remains the venerable 8.4-liter V-10 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, which results in a 0-60 mph time of less than 4 seconds, a quarter-mile time in the mid 11-second range and 0-100-0 mph in 11 seconds flat. Top speed is 202 mph.

Body style offerings remain unchanged with the availability of Roadster and Coupe models along with the ACR (American Club Racer) package, and only 500 vehicles will be built for the 2010 model year.

With the introduction of two new exterior colors–Toxic Orange Pearl Coat and Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat–Dodge Viper SRT10 is now available in 12 different colors. And with six stripe options in the new wider configuration, five different interior color combinations, four different wheel choices and three available interior bezels; the 2010 Viper SRT10 will be available in more than 7,600 combinations.

New across the Viper lineup for 2010 is a shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from 0.74 to 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. Acceleration from 0-200 mph has improved by 14 seconds.

The Viper SRT10 channels its power through a ZF Sachs twin-disc clutch that reduces rotating inertia by 18%, reduces clutch-pedal effort and improves engagement feel. Transferring power to the rear wheels is a heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission.

Stopping power is another carefully developed part of the Viper SRT10 equation, with 14 inch brake rotors gripped by Brembo calipers. This system results in world-class braking performance of 60-0 mph in less than 100 feet.

Of course, 2010 also marks the end of the current generation Viper so to mark the occasion numerous limited-edition models are planned. These will include the Dodge Viper ACR 1:33 Edition, which will pay tribute to the new production car lap record set on November 24 at Laguna Seca raceway. The unique two-tone Black Clear Coat/Red Clear Coat exterior color scheme on this model is the opposite form of the original Viper ACR. Interior highlights include piano black console bezels with red gauge highlights complemented with red accent stitching in the seats. Only 33 cars will be produced as 1:33 Edition Viper ACR models.

This will be followed by the 2010 Vooodoo-edition Viper ACR, which will feature an all Black Clear Coat exterior with a Graphite Driver's Stripe outlined in red. Only 10 cars will be produced with the unique striping on both the exterior, as well as on the steering wheel.

Additional special edition models will be announced closer to their individual introductions. Pricing on the 2010 Dodge Viper lineup also will be announced at a later date. For more information on the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR model, click here.

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