Some pre-production 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10’s are starting to roll off the assembly line in Michigan. Below is one of the first real world pictures of the new 600HP Viper in the never before seen Snakeskin Green color. Along with the new Snakeskin green color, Dodge is also releasing 4 additional new “lifesaver” colors, Venom Red, Viper Violet, Viper Orange and Bright Blue. Racing stripes are optional and avaialbe in most color combinations.
For 2008, the new Dodge Viper SRT will have a 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that has 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque. 0-60 times should be well under four seconds, 0-100-0 in under 12 seconds.
The new Dodge Viper SRT10’s V-10 aluminum engine block was bored out 1 mm, raising the displacement to 8.4 liters from 8.3 liters. With strengthened bulkheads and improved water jackets for better cooling, the block includes pressed-in iron cylinder liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps for strength and durability. The 8.4-liter engine breathes through new cylinder heads equipped with CNC shaped combustion chambers, larger valves and Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Engine lubrication is managed by a larger oil pump and a swinging oil pickup adapted from Viper competition engines, to improve oil pressure in high-rpm and hard-cornering conditions. Spent gases exit through tubular air-gap headers, which improve exhaust flow and ensure quick catalyst light-off. The headers’ stamped stainless-steel outer shell acts as a thermal heat shield for the individual stainless-steel runners that contribute to better flow separation and exhaust tuning.