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Dodge Viper RT/10

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Dodge Viper RT/10

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 20-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7986 cm3 / 487.3 cu in / 487.3 cu in, 335.6 kW / 450.0 hp / 450.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 664.0 N·m / 489.7 lb·ft / 489.7 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from1997
ModelViper RT/10Issued until
SerieViperNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryAR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4448 mm / 175.1 in / 175.1 inTotal (curb) weight1506 kg / 3320 lb / 3320 lb
Width1923 mm / 75.7 in / 75.7 inDry weight
Height1116 mm / 43.9 in / 43.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2443 mm / 96.2 in / 96.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1514 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1539 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.52Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.99 m2 / 10.7 sq ft / 10.7 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)24.6 kW / 33.0 hp / 33.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerDodgeValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast aluminium block & aluminium headBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke98.5 mm / 3.88 in / 3.88 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement7986 cm3 / 487.3 cu in / 487.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity798.60 cm3/cylinder / 48.734 cu in/cylinder / 48.734 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power335.6 kW / 450.0 hp / 450.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque664.0 N·m / 489.7 lb·ft / 489.7 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.0 kW/l / 0.923 bhp/cu in / 0.923 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque83.2 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.5
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio298.8 kW/ton / 226.4 bhp/ton / 226.4 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-lock2.4Turning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Upper & lower wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Upper & lower wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front10 x 17Wheels rear13 x 17
Tyres frontMichelin Pilot SX MXX3 275/40 ZR 17Tyres rearMichelin Pilot SX MXX3 335/35 ZR 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 inBrake diameter rear330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge Viper RT/10

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