1994 Viper RT/10 8.0 - Loud, deep V10 Sound! - HD
It didn't really seem to be racing but it still made a very nice V10 noise as it came past.
High Speed Track at Dana Test Track 1994 Dodge Viper 07-29-2012
High Speed Track at Dana Test Track 1994 Dodge Viper 07-29-2012
135087 / 1994 Dodge Viper RT-10
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/n65pldp With only 493 miles on its bright orange odometer, this super clean Viper is a showroom-fresh piece of modern MoPar history. If you're a fan of style, speed, track capability or flat-out wicked performance, here's an opportunity to put the 'you' in 'ultimate sports car'! BODYWORK/TRIM The best part about buying a vintage Viper, the car that single-handedly reignited its parent brand's legendary performance legacy, is the understanding that you're scoring an elite level of both performance and history. This Dodge wears a slick, garaged body that's been limited to less than 1K miles of sunny day road use. That body was factory-equipped with wet looking, and predictably named, Viper Red two-stage. That two-stage is a highly desirable option which, with factory provenance, definitely plays to the new owner's advantage. And predictably, everything adds up to a showroom-fresh sports car that's free of any notable flaws. ENGINE The fire-breathing mill rumbling under this car's trick hood needs no introduction. Displacing a massive 8.0 liters and turning stout 9.1 to 1 compression into 400 horsepower and 465 lb./ft. of torque, this 488 cubic inch beast is one of the most outrageous powerplants ever bolted between two fenders. Dodge designers knew their coveted big block would be the car's focal point, so they went out of their way to dress things up with some Bright Red paint and menacing Viper scripts. And, honestly, the resulting display is so impressive that I'm surprised the MoPar guys didn't install a Lexan window, a la C6 ZR1. Naturally, this roadster's V10 is absolutely immaculate, from its dual throttle bodies all the way down to its aluminum oil pan, tubular stainless Exhaust manifolds and regularly refreshed fluids. And everything around the block appears showroom-fresh, presenting as clean as the day the car rolled out of Chrysler's Detroit 'snake pit'. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION Under this drop-top, a spotless chassis cradles a Borg Warner T56 6-speed, which spins power to a tough Dana 44 limited-slip differential and interstate-happy, 3.07 gears. That impressive drivetrain hangs in a tubular space frame, which employs power rack-and-pinion steering and an unequal-length independent suspension. At the center of the car, massive Exhaust tubes flow into rowdy side-pipes. At the corners of the car, power-assisted, 4-piston calipers clinch large, vented rotors. And all this thoroughbred hardware rolls on clean 17-inch wheels and ORIGINAL 275/40 front and 335/35 rear Michelin XGTZ speed-rated directional radials. INTERIOR Like the classics that inspired it, this Viper's simple interior puts the emphasis on performance and usability. Front-and-center, comfy seats wrap textured leather around molds that are designed to keep occupants in place during spirited driving. At the center of the car, an industrial console anchors a short shifter between a leather-wrapped emergency brake and factory-spec, premium cassette player. At the front of that carpet, white-faced gauges keep an eye on the big engine's vitals. And in front of the driver, an aftermarket-look steering wheel spins a brilliant, Viper-branded horn button around a tilting column. This RT/10 accelerates like an experimental rocket sled. Yet, despite the car's brute power, it's easy to drive, comfortable and relatively docile if you can manage to keep your right foot away from the floorboard. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information.
Dodge Viper RT/10--Carsource USA Test Drive with Chris Moran
http://www.SupercarNetwork.com Dodge Viper RT/10--Carsource USA Test Drive with Chris Moran Wikipedia: The first prototype was tested in January 1989. It debuted in 1991 with two pre-production models as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 when Dodge was forced to substitute it in place of the Japanese-built Stealth because of complaints from the United Auto Workers, and went on sale in January 1992 as the RT/10 Roadster. The centerpiece of the car was its engine. It was based on the Chrysler LA design, which was a truck engine. The car was spartan, although it featured inflatable lumbar support and adjustable seats. Along with the absence of exterior door handles, the vehicle lacked side windows and a roof. Although a soft top cover was available, it was designed primarily for indoor vehicle storage. Side curtains of fabric and clear plastic operated by zippers could be inserted into the door and hand-bolted when needed. All of these decisions were made to reduce weight. The battery is located in the sealed compartment over the rear wheel well to increase rear-end weight and traction. The car shipped with a tonneau cover and video tape on soft-top assembly (the soft top is removable and folds to fit in the trunk). In 1994 A/C was added as an option.A coupe model called the GTS was introduced in 1996. Dubbed "double bubble", the roof featured slightly raised sections above each seat to accommodate usage of helmets, a throwback to its intended purpose. Vipers can be seen participating often in drag racing and road racing. The GTS, like its predecessor, was chosen as the pace car for the 1996 Indianapolis 500. Despite its similar outward appearance, the car was distinct enough to be considered a new generation model. Extensive modifications included a reworked engine with higher power and less weight, an almost completely redesigned chassis that was made 60 lb (27 kg) lighter and 25% stiffer in torsional rigidity through meticulous computer analysis, a thoroughly redesigned suspension, and reduced braking distances; the 1996 to 2002 Viper GTS had a lighter (approximately 650 lb (290 kg)) 450 bhp (340 kW) engine, which could complete the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds and 16 mph (26 km/h) faster than its predecessor, and increased top speed by 11 mph (18 km/h) or so. The revised suspension, stiffer chassis, and aerodynamic body raised lateral grip to 0.98 g (9.6 m/s²), although other reports show the 1992 model with 1.0 g. Contemporary tires have improved upon this measure significantly. Slalom runs could often reach or exceed 70 mph (110 km/h). Brakes once again lacked ABS initially, and proved to be the car's weakest point. The brakes hurt the car in numerous comparison tests, such as a 1997 "supercar comparison" by Motor Trend, in which the Viper GTS placed at the top against cars such as the Ferrari 355, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 turbo, Acura NSX-T, Mitsubishi 3000GT, and the Toyota Supra in all performance exercises except braking. The car not only placed last, but had considerably longer stopping distances than other vehicles. ABS was introduced further into the production run, though braking performance was not necessarily significantly improved. In a Sports Car International comparison conducted in 2002, the Viper ACR (with ABS) was compared to the 911 GT2 at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Both cars were very capable, and quick around the test track, but the Viper proved more difficult to drive, and the braking system was blamed very specifically for the gap in lap times (approximately GT2: 2 minutes, ACR: 2:04) between the two cars. Along with the updated performance came the inclusion of some of the "luxuries" the car did without before. Dual front airbags were added to the vehicle's safety equipment list in 1996 on the GTS and 1997 on the RT/10 as mandated by the government. The car was also exported to Europe, where it was rebadged as a Chrysler, and sold under this marque from 1997 to 2003. European models had a detu Continuing the refinements, ABS was Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars.chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars