2010 Dodge Viper

SRT-10 RWD 2-Dr Convertible V10 man trans

SRT-10 RWD 2-Dr Convertible V10 man trans

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2010 Dodge Viper ACR X Front Three Quarters Driver
With the Viper's uncertain future -- not to mention sales figures that are well below what we saw in its prime -- one might not expect Dodge to roll out anything new wearing the snake badge. But it turns out that where there's a will (or parts), there's a way (or bored engineers). Enter the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X, a factory turn-key race car that will compete in the upcoming Dodge Viper Cup spec-racing series.
2010 Dodge Viper ACR X Front Three Quarters Driver
The ACR-X is a modified version of the Viper ACR, but one big difference is that the ACR-X isn't street legal, so don't plan on ordering a custom license plate for it. No, X doesn't mean all-wheel-drive; in fact, it doesn't have a denotation, except perhaps Xtreme. The ACR-X comes complete with a gutted interior, a full roll cage, a fire suppression system, a race seat, a six-point harness, and a MOMO steering wheel, all topped off with Michelin R compound racing slicks. It uses the ACR's same mammoth 8.4-liter V-10 engine, but here it produces a back-bruising 640 hp at 6100 rpm (40 hp more than the street-legal ACR) and 605 lb-ft of torque at 5100 rpm (45 lb-ft more than the ACR). The added thrust comes courtesy of engine programming and a free-flow exhaust system that is deafening inside the cockpit but manages to sound oh, so sweet. The six-speed manual transmission comes with a short-throw shifter that provides a sturdy feel.
Where the X really separates itself from the ACR is in the handling department. The springs are 50 percent stiffer and work well with the custom two-way adjustable dampers. The rear sway bar is the same size but is adjustable. As with most race cars, downforce plays a major roll in high-speed stability. In the ACR-X's case, the deck-lid spoiler has an adjustable pitch angle at the rear of the car, and two additional dive planes were added to the front bumper. The result is up to 100 pounds of added downforce at 150 mph.
The extra traction was welcome as we ripped the ACR-X around the racetrack, where the car was able to carve through the high-speed sections without even a wiggle. Of course, the aforementioned Michelin racing slicks are what helped most. After a lap of building heat, the tires stuck to the track's surface as if we were driving on tar. But by far the most noticeable difference was in braking performance. In the Viper SRT10 and ACR, threshold braking causes the rear end to lift and dance and want to come around, so straight-line braking is a necessity. An amateur attempt to trail-brake will have you looking the wrong way in a hurry. But it's a double-edged sword; with that much engine power under your right foot, an all-too-eager ease on the gas pedal coming out of a turn will do the same thing. This isn't so on the ACR-X, where the tires keep the car planted firmly to the tarmac and where oversteer is easily manageable. Never before have we mentioned the words "nimble" and "Viper" in the same sentence, but in describing the ACR-X we break with that tradition.
2010 Dodge Viper ACR X Front View
Of course, the reason behind the ACR-X's newfound nimbleness is the amount of mass it carries - or, more accurately, doesn't carry. The weight loss between the ACR and ACR-X is enough to make The Biggest Loser proud: 160 pounds. That means that the curb weight is down to 3190 pounds, or only about 200 pounds heavier than a Volkswagen GTI. The interior has been stripped; there are no interior door panels, air bags, or sound deadening, leaving only the bare essentials.
Twenty-five ACR-Xs have already been built and sold to customers. If there is continued interest, Dodge has the capability to produce 25 more. If you'd like to snag one, you'll have to shell out about $110,000. The ACR-X will make its on-track debut in the Dodge Viper Cup spec-racing series at Virginia International Raceway in July 2010. Stay tuned.
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New York auto show debuts were bigger than ever this year, with automakers choosing the Big Apple to unveil more than 20 new models and concepts. Covering everything from volume sellers like the Chevrolet Traverse and Nissan Altima, to heavy-hitting halo sports cars like the SRT Viper, the 2012 New York auto show had a car for just about everyone. Take a look at some of the show’s highlights below. Sporty Cars 2013 SRT Viper The long tease leading up to the 2013 SRT Viper’s debut is finally over, and we at last see what the next super car from Chrysler Group looks like (pictured above). With new styling, improved interior quality, and 640 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque on tap, the latest Viper appears to be a worthy successor to the original. 2012 BMW M6 Convertible Making its U.S. debut in New York, the M6 convertible offers all the high-performance thrills of the coupe in a drop-top package. The M6 convertible will be the U.S. market’s first taste of the 560-hp, 500-lb-ft drivetrain also found in the M5 when it goes on sale this June. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG The V-12-powered SL is back, now boasting 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Along with the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12, a seven-speed automatic transmission and AMG-specific Active Body Control suspension help the SL65 AMG in the performance department, while unique exterior features and V-12 Biturbo badges set apart the car from lesser SL models. Fisker Atlantic Prototype The first vehicle from Project Nina and the second model to join the Fisker lineup, the Atlantic prototype is smaller than the Karma (said to be roughly the size of an Audi A5) but packs a similar range-extended EV drivetrain. Can the new sedan reverse the automaker’s recent troubles? 2012 Shelby 1000 For Shelby American’s 50th anniversary, the specialty vehicle builder prepared the 950-hp Shelby 1000 to New York. As a follow-up to last year’s 800-hp GT500 Super Snake, the new custom Mustang promises massive power and formidable performance on the track.     Sedans Acura RLX Concept Like the Crosstour, the RLX is close to production form. As a successor to the slow-selling RL, the RLX is intended to be Acura’s next flagship sedan. The top model will receive a 3.5-liter V-6 and Acura’s new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD electric wheel motor system with a combined output of 370 hp. Infiniti LE Concept Infiniti is previewing an upcoming EV with the LE Concept. Based on the Nissan Leaf’s electric drivetrain and architecture, the LE’s design gives us an early look at the car you can actually buy in 2014. 2014 Chevrolet Impala GM is finally giving the Chevy Impala the attention it deserves. For model-year 2014, the all-new Impala will arrive with sharp exterior styling, a more refined interior, and more efficient engine options. Will it be enough to take on its full-size rivals? 2013 Lexus ES Like the Camry on which it’s based, the 2013 Lexus ES played it safe with flat side panels and a predictable Lexus spindle grille. Available with two drivetrains including a 3.5-liter V-6 and 2.5-liter I-4 hybrid setup, the ES will likely offer the same comfort-focused driving experience when it goes on sale later this year. 2013 Toyota Avalon Having undergone a radical design transformation, the new Avalon brings sharper styling  to Toyota’s flagship sedan. The new Avalon sports paddle shifters and even a Sport mode, not something we expected from this full-size sedan. 2013 Lincoln MKZ We saw the MKZ in concept form earlier this year in Detroit, and the production version has changed very little on the outside. The raked roofline remains, and the new interpretation of the Lincoln grille is hard to ignore. The range-topping model gets a 300-hp, 277-lb-ft 3.7-liter V-6 estimated at 18/26 mpg city/highway. 2013 Nissan Altima Though the previous Altima was a surprise hit seller, Nissan’s 2013 Altima steps up its game with Maxima-esque styling, a revised 2.5-liter I-4 engine option, and an all-CVT drivetrain lineup. Subaru Legacy/Outback With Subaru’s Impreza range now up to date, the brand is focusing on its midsize offerings. For model-year 2013, the Legacy and Outback receive revised front end styling, new 2.5-liter boxer I-4 engines and CVT engine options, plus an optional EyeSight safety system. Crossovers, SUVs, and Trucks 2013 BMW X1 After years of delays, BMW’s smallest crossover is finally coming stateside. Available in rear- or all-wheel-drive layouts, and powered by BMW’s new 2.0-liter turbo I-4 or a U.S.-exclusive 3.0-liter turbo I-6, the X1 could shake things up in the compact crossover segment. 2013 Buick Enclave Buick has given the Enclave a much-needed refresh. Though the drivetrain remains mostly untouched, the exterior has been updated to fit in with the rest of the lineup. 2013 Chevrolet Traverse Like its Lambda platform-mates GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse is getting a refresh. Just as with its more expensive siblings, the Traverse gets exterior and interior touch-ups, with the drivetrain left alone. 2013 Cadillac SRX The SRX is also on GM’s refresh list this year, receiving an updated interior and standard CUE entertainment system. Cadillac’s midsize crossover also gets a minor face-lift and more safety options.   Honda Crosstour Concept Despite the concept label, this vehicle is close to what the production version of the refreshed Crosstour will look like. With a new grille and updated trim levels, the quirky crossover will carry over its wagon-like characteristics. 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Besides the obvious exterior changes, the 2013 Santa Fe is now offered as two distinct models—the five-passenger Santa Fe Sport offering naturally aspirated and turbocharged I-4 drivetrains borrowed from the Sonata, and the three-row Santa Fe, which gets six-cylinder power and Hyundai’s BlueLink infotainment system. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes’ smallest crossover gets a nip-tuck, along with a new diesel model. Powered by a 2.1-liter turbodiesel I-4, the GLK250 Bluetec will offer 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, along with “extremely frugal” fuel economy, when it arrives in showrooms by early 2013. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL On the reverse side of the Mercedes SUV spectrum is the GL, which also gets updated this year, which gets a more muscular stance and curvier styling, along with more powerful engines, including a 3.5-liter turbodiesel V-6 producing 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. 2013 Lexus RX F Sport Despite being a hot seller in the midsize luxury crossover segment, the RX is anything but sporty. Lexus hopes to remedy that with the RX 350 F Sport model, which inherits the new corporate spindle grille, F Sport suspension bits, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and the company’s Active Torque Control all-wheel-drive system. 2013 Ram 1500 As one of the strongest models in Chrysler Group’s portfolio, the Ram gets a redesigned front end, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a new Pentastar V-6 option.
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2013 SRT Viper Front WOT Video 1
The Viper is back—with a few changes. The supercar returns as the 2013 SRT Viper, which slithered its way on stage at the New York auto show this week. Jessi Lang gives viewers an close-up look at the mighty serpent on this week’s episode of Wide Open Throttle.
2013 SRT Viper GTS R Front View
In a surprise move tacked on to the end of a New York Auto Show press conference, Chrysler's Street Racing Team announced it will return to the American Le Mans racing series with this, an all-new SRT Viper GTS-R. Look alive, Corvette C6.R; you’ve been warned.
2013 SRT Viper Front End Teaser Warehouse
We thought we were done with teaser images of the 2013 SRT Viper, but Chrysler's performance division just pushed another image onto its official Facebook page.
2013 SRT Viper Hot Wheels Car Front Three Quarter
Well, it looks like the secret is out now: we now have a pretty good look at the all-new 2013 SRT Viper due to new leaked images of a Hot Wheels model of the car.

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2010 Dodge Viper Specifications

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Engine
8.4L V10Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
22 MPG
Horsepower:
600 hp @ 6100rpm
Torque:
560 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
36,000 miles / 36 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Front Side
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Rollover
No Test Planned
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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