Sales of the Dodge Viper SRT (previously the SRT Viper) continue to languish even for a high-end supercar, but SRT isn’t giving up. New for this year is the 2015 Dodge Viper GT, a trim level priced in between the base supercar and the range-topping Viper GTS. The Viper’s all-out Time Attack variant is also updated with a 2.0 Special Edition package that increases aerodynamic downforce for even battier performance.
SRT engineers were also able to coax out an additional 5 hp from the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT’s 8.4-liter V-10, which now emits a thunderous 645 hp in all variants, as a result of engine and transmission refinements. Fuel economy also improves by one mpg on the highway, now up to 20 mpg.
Positioned above the based 2015 Dodge Viper SRT but below the full-on Viper GTS, the new 2015 Dodge Viper GT receives a handful of GTS performance and luxury tidbits. The Viper GT comes standard with the GTS mode’s two-mode, driver-selectable suspension featuring Bilstein DampTronic shocks, as well as Sabelt sport bucket seats with Nappa leather and Alcantara inserts (the base Viper comes with vinyl). The GTS model’s full-leather seats are optional, as is the 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The 2015 Dodge Viper TA (Time Attack) 2.0 Special Edition ratchets up the aerodynamic performance from last year’s Viper TA. A special Aerodynamics Package adds new front dive planes, carbon fiber corner splitters up front, and a bigger rear wing for greater downforce during high-speed driving. To keep up with the added 222 pounds of downforce at 150 mph compared with last year’s Viper TA, the 2015 Dodge Viper TA 2.0 also adopts new spring rates, dampers, sway bars, and brake components. The TA 2.0 interior is appointed with fiberglass racing seats fitted with vinyl and contrast orange stitching, while the exterior can be ordered in either Competition Blue, Venom Black, or the new Y orange paint. 96 total units of the 2015 Dodge Viper TA 2.0 will reach production, split evenly between the three exterior paint colors. Stryker Purple is another new paint option, which will be available on GT and GTS models.
Other updates to the 2015 Dodge Viper lineup include a new Ceramic Blue Edition Package for the Viper GTS. The special-edition package comes with Ceramic Blue paint, black stripes, unique five-spoke “Rattler” black wheels, orange brake calipers, and carbon fibers brake ducts and rear applique. Interior upgrades fall under the usual high-end mix of Alcantara, Nappa leather, and carbon fiber. Dodge will build 40 units of the Ceramic Blue Edition Viper GTS.
Pricing for the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is not yet unavailable, but the 2014 SRT Viper starts at $99,885, while the 2014 GTS model costs $122,385 (including delivery), and the Time Attack package adds $16,000. Based on that, the Viper GT is likely to split the difference and cost about $110,000.