1996 Dodge Viper GTS Heffner Twin Turbo Coupe
We are pleased to offer this '96 Viper GTS Coupe you see here. But make no
mistake, this is not your average Viper. This BEAST is powered by its 8.0L
(488CI) V10 which was modified by the masterminds of forced induction
systems at Heffner Performance and features a custom twin-turbo setup. The end result is a machine putting
out nearly 1,000HP (950HP and 895 lb-ft torque @ 15psi). This car was
built with one thing in mind... SPEED and it does just that. Best quarter
mile by its current owner was done at 10.7 sec @ 141mph. 6 speed manual
transmission with an MGW short throw shifter. The car rides on massive
chrome 20" HRE 567R wheels wrapped in Nitto INVO rubber 285/30ZR20 front,
345/25ZR20 rear. Stopping power comes by way of a SRT Brembo brake kit
with cross-drilled and slotted rotors. Suspension has been lowered to fill
the gaps thanks to some Eibach springs.
This car was featured in the November 2009 issue of Super Street Bike
Magazine called Car vs Kawasaki ZX-14: Ultimate Street Showdown. It
featured 5 heavily tuned cars put up against a stock Kawasaki ZX-14. The
Viper was the clear winner against the other cars and 2nd only to the
Kawasaki by a margin of 0.9 seconds. A pretty outstanding accomplishment
for a fully streetable 3400lb vehicle!
1996 Dodge Viper GTS Stock Idle
1996 Dodge Viper GTS all original #884, just taken out to warm up, 17,300
mi, nothing ever changed. . . sorry the quality is kinda s*****.
**Quick Look**2000 Dodge Viper GTS--D&M Motorsports
A stunning 2000 Dodge Viper GTS with only 16K miles at D&M Motorsports.
Hosted by Mr. Christopher Moran of AutoMedia.
So the saying goes: "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand." Those
who squint at the Dodge Viper, shrug, and say, "I don't get it," should
just sit on their hands or buy something else.
The rest of us appreciate Dodge's outrageous musclecar for proving the
company had the guts to produce what amounted to a concept vehicle for the
street. A romping 8.0-liter OHV V-10 rendered in aluminum pushed 400 horsepower and 450
pound-feet of torque through a mandatory six-speed manual. Those rare early
Vipers only 285 were built the first season (1992)--had nothing so
civilized as air-conditioning, ABS, or traction control. Not even roll-up
windows or external door latches. And no one seemed to care: The Viper was
raw and elemental--and hugely popular for an impractical, $50,000
extravagance. Sales peaked in 1994 at 1926 cars, but just more than 14,000
were built through the 2002 model year.
Gradually, Dodge tamed the beast. In 1994, air-conditioning became a
factory option (dealer-installed before), and in 1996, the side-exit Exhausts moved to the rear accompanied by
15 more horsepower. That year, the
GTS coupe arrived with yet more power, 450 horses. In 1999, slightly
hopped-up ACR versions became available. For 2000, Dodge fitted a regular
Viper with a tamer camshaft that took some of the edge from the car's
aggressive Exhaust note, while cast
pistons replaced forged slugs. ABS came aboard in 2000.
Which Viper is best depends on your desires. Viper fanatics love the early
cars for their back-to-basics approach. Also, it's said that the forged
pistons handle the pressure of aftermarket supercharging better than the
cast items. That said, the later cars are more liveable.
Viper enthusiasts say the car is reliable but not cheap to maintain. Look
for blown head gaskets in the early models and evidence of racetrack
experience--charred brake fluid and excessive tire wear. Check any extended
warranty carefully; the factory's can be transferred once only. Many Vipers
have been modified, but stick with stock unless you know what you're doing.
Take a ride, and maybe then you'll understand.
So imagine our surprise to find that this car wasn't quicker and didn't
handle better than stock. Part of the shortcoming can be traced to the
less-grippy tarmac at the (not our usual) test venue. It did scorch a
3.9-second 0-60-mph time. But the quarter mile was a "mere" 12.4 at 117.6.
Previous GTS Vipers had run 12.1 to 12.2 seconds and from 117.9 to 120.5
mph. Likewise, our 600-foot slalom test also yielded softer numbers than
expected. Instead of somewhere around 68.5 to 72.4 mph, the ACRplus carved
through at "just" 68.1 mph.
Fortunately, answers arrived the day after the test in a mail package
listing the ACRplus' specs and from a short phone call to Mopar's experts.
First, what we actually got despite the long list of engine parts was an
only modest bump of 56 horses and 41 extra pound-feet of torque. A "stock"
GTS Viper already makes an incredible 450 horsepower and about 490
pound-feet of torque. The second, but probably most important, factor in
our just so-so quarter-mile times was the shorter 3.73:1 "performance" rear
axle. Although it might have provided a nice advantage in a parking lot
autocross, the shorter gear was causing the engine to hit the rev limiter
at about 115 mph in third gear-just shy of a full quarter mile. (Note that
the standard axle is a much taller 3.07.) The driver's choices were to run
up against the limiter or attempt a quick upshift. Unfortunately, both
strategies blunted quarter-mile times and speeds.
What about the slower pass through the slalom? The experts at Mopar
disclosed that the car's adjustable shocks had been left on their softest
settings. The result was a great riding Viper, but also a measurable loss
in response. A few up clicks on the adjusters would've sharpened the car's
In the end, the real benefit provided by the Mopar's premium shocks was to
The shorter axle ratio does make the Viper's response even fiercer for
timed handling events. At the dragstrip, however, the standard axle works
best. The lesson: Do your homework carefully before you shop for parts or
test a car. Otherwise, you may find performance improved, just not in the
2x Dodge Viper RT-10 Engine start up!
This pair of Vipers came into Cars and Coffee in pair and left in pair.
Both Cars looking stunning.
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Dodge Viper GTS 1996
Le belle Dodge Viper GTS de 1996 du garage Madness US :
http://www.madness-us-cars.com Cette voiture est equipée d'un moteur V10
hyper coupleux de 8 litres de cylindrée !
2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Start Up & Rev - 9k ( 8.3L V10 500 HP )
2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10
This has a 8.3L V10 Engine pumping out 500 HP of Pure Fury. It's paired to
a 6 Spd Manual.
Beautiful Engine Compartment. When Chrysler puts their mind to it, they
can actually do something. nice. Interior is on the low rent side tho but
dam when an engine screaming like that, hardly any1 will pay attention to
Dodge Viper GTS - sound, V10 rumble!!
PHOTOGRAPHY of this Dodge Viper GTS and a lot more:
Jamboolio takes a look at one the most legendary supercars ever to come
from the USA, the Dodge Viper GTS. This beast has a 450hp V10 engine and
gorgeous looks plus a huge wing on the back, it is awesome!
The GTS was produced between 1996-2002. It had a new body, interior,
all-new V-10 engine, less weight and more power compared to the "normal"
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