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Dodge Viper

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Dodge Viper

convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 20-valve V engine, 7990 cm3 / 487.6 cu in / 487.6 cu in, 280.0 kW / 375.5 hp / 375.5 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 620.0 N·m / 457.3 lb·ft / 457.3 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from1997
ModelViperIssued until
SerieViperNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4960 l / 175.16 cu ft / 175.16 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4500 mm / 177.2 in / 177.2 inTotal (curb) weight1565 kg / 3450 lb / 3450 lb
Width1990 mm / 78.3 in / 78.3 inDry weight
Height1210 mm / 47.6 in / 47.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.82 m2 / 8.8 sq ft / 8.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.3 kW / 27.3 hp / 27.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (V10)Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement7990 cm3 / 487.6 cu in / 487.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power280.0 kW / 375.5 hp / 375.5 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque620.0 N·m / 457.3 lb·ft / 457.3 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output35.0 kW/l / 0.770 bhp/cu in / 0.770 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque77.6 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio243.5 kW/ton / 184.5 bhp/ton / 184.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front275/40-R17Tyres rear335/35-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge Viper

Infobox

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