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2003 Dodge Viper

2003 Dodge Viper
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Without question, the 2003 Dodge Viper is as fast as they come. It is America's high-performance champ, a car with so much speed there's little chance anyone can make use of it all without breaking the law. But for those people who don't mind pushing the envelope a little, it's time to step inside…

The Viper should definitely come with a warning tag - only the most accomplished drivers should be given access. For 2003, the Viper lineup is trimmed of the excess fat and really ready to take off. Manufacturers were hard at work in the off-season, giving the Viper new styling, new engineering and even more power. Gone are the GTS coupe and the RT/10 convertible with its cross-body roof hoop. What remains is pure driving exhilaration.

Available Models
The 2003 Dodge Viper is offered in only one model, the SRT-10. But really, that's all you need.

Interior Features
It's quite unfortunate that the two-door Dodge Viper convertible only seats two. That means that only two are lucky enough to have the Viper experience. And though the aim of these extraordinary sports cars is performance, they don't neglect comfort by any means. Air conditioning, a tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, leather/faux-suede upholstery and an AM/FM radio with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer are all standard.

Picture this: inside you look over a highly functional instrument panel with a center-mounted tachometer and a 220 mile-per-hour speedometer. To fire up the car, a traditional push-button starter is at your fingertips.

Exterior Features
The new Viper has a new roofline profile with an easy-to-operate drop top. But if you're going to be driving the Viper with the top down, you'd better not be wearing a hat.

This is where it gets ridiculous. The Viper is powered by a big-block 505 cubic-inch, V10 engine that drives the rear wheels. It generates an astounding 500 horsepower and 586 lb-ft. of torque. And no, those figures aren't misprints. Some of the many improvements to the new Viper include new aerodynamics that provide positive downforce at 150 mph, new aluminum suspension that gives more limit-handling progressivity, a decrease in weight by 100 pounds and new Michelin Zero Pressure tires (with valve stem pressure monitors).

The result is an unbelievable set of performance targets: 0-60 mph in less than four seconds, top speed of 190 mph, 60-0 braking in less than 100 feet and 0-100-0 mph in 13.2 seconds.

Safety and Security
Of course, for all that power you definitely need a comprehensive safety system. The 2003 Viper provides it. A new 4-wheel antilock braking system, dual front airbags and an emergency inside trunk release are standard.

2003 Dodge Viper Highlights

All-new SRT-10 two-seat convertible

8.3-liter (505 cu. in.) all-aluminum V-10 engine
     •500 horsepower/525 lb.-ft. performance
     •New cylinder heads
     •Smaller cylinder block with larger bores
     •All-new cast pistons
     •All-new cracked steel connecting rods
     •Increased-stroke crankshaft
     •New oil pan assembly
     •New intake manifold assembly

2.6-inch longer wheelbase than 2002 RT/10

Frame stiffness significantly increased compared to 2002 RT/10 for improved NVH and handling

New SRT-4 Model (December 2002 Introduction)
Lower hood with larger grille opening and integrated louvers
New front and rear fascias, fenders, doors, exterior mirrors, decklid, rear quarter panels, hood and side sills
Easy to operate black, bi-fold clamshell convertible top with single center latch
Belly pan package to improve air flow and increase vehicle stability
New air conditioning system for improved performance and air flow
New high-efficiency heater core and evaporator
New windshield wiper blade design uses low-profile flat (beam-style) blades
1.1-inch shorter overall length than 2002 RT/10

Power adjustable clutch, throttle and brake pedals (total pedal travel is four inches)
New driver-oriented instrument panel design with center-mounted tachometer
Push-button starter
New floor console design includes covered storage bin with mat, CD storage, cigar lighter and airbag deactivation switch
New driver foot rest (adjustable)

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
8.3L V10
500 @ 5600
6-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
Not available

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