Largely unchanged for 2009, the Dodge Viper performance specs boast an imposing 8.4L V10 engine that generates 600 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, enough to jam from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. With a top speed of 200 mph, Dodge Viper is rough and raw, even unrefined, when compared to other sports cars. The only transmission available is a 6-speed manual gearbox. While not a priority, fuel economy is EPA-rated at 13 mpg city/22 mpg hwy and 16 mpg combined. Standard safety features on the 2009 Dodge Viper are antilock brakes with 14-inch rotors for screaming stops, and the usual driver- and passenger-front airbags. Despite technological advances over the past two decades, the Viper has just enough safety equipment to make it legal, omitting side-airbags, traction control and stability control. Standard are race-inspired seats, power-adjustable pedals, full-power accessories, tilting steering wheel and 6-disc CD changer with a 7-speaker, 300-watt audio system. Options include racing stripes, instrument-panel trim, a two-tone interior, a navigation system and satellite radio.Read more Read less
The Dodge Viper SRT10 gets slight changes for 2009, including optional 6-spoke forged aluminum wheels, revised center console bezel and recessed power window switches. An ACR package is available, as is a new VOI 10 Special Edition package. New options include several instrument and shifter bezel finishes, a new tan leather interior and GPS navigation. Four new exterior colors are offered: Anaconda Green, Diamond Black, Graphite Metallic and Viper Bright White. Bright Blue stripes join the 5 other colors previously available.
Unmistakable design; blistering acceleration; excellent performance for the money.
As Dodge's flagship sports car, the Viper continues to offer a lot of performance for the dollar. Available in both coupe and roadster configurations, it's a car for those who value all-out performance over daily comfort. It's equally at home on the autocross track or the drag strip, and its 600-hp 8.4-liter V10 offers both brutal power and throaty sound through its side-exit dual exhaust.