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Dodge Viper

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Dodge Viper

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 20-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7994 cm3 / 487.8 cu in / 487.8 cu in, 298.3 kW / 400.0 hp / 400.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 610.0 N·m / 449.9 lb·ft / 449.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from1989
ModelViperIssued until
SerieViperNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryAR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4369 mm / 172.0 in / 172.0 inTotal (curb) weight1454 kg / 3206 lb / 3206 lb
Width1920 mm / 75.6 in / 75.6 inDry weight
Height1173 mm / 46.2 in / 46.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2443 mm / 96.2 in / 96.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1514 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1514 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity83 l / 18.3 UK gal / 21.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke98.6 mm / 3.88 in / 3.88 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyEngine displacement7994 cm3 / 487.8 cu in / 487.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity799.40 cm3/cylinder / 48.782 cu in/cylinder / 48.782 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power298.3 kW / 400.0 hp / 400.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque610.0 N·m / 449.9 lb·ft / 449.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)110.9 kW / 148.8 hp / 148.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.3 kW/l / 0.820 bhp/cu in / 0.820 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque76.3 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.5
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sPower-to-weight ratio275.1 kW/ton / 208.4 bhp/ton / 208.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.4 m / 40.7 ft / 40.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge Viper

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