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Old 04-06-2012, 10:05 AM   #101
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Here's the best way to explain the Viper's low revving engine (from 2008):
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I read up on it a bit - mild mods can get it to rev to 7500, though the peak remains well below. In any case, more than enough grunt in stock form. Exhaust needs uncorking IMHO though - it has a weird sound with cats and stock mufflers. Any word on pricing? I've seen estimates from 95-135K...
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #102
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I don't know any specifics on pricing, but that's a good range for it.

Historically, the Viper has a lot of power to be gained from upgrading the exhaust (and intake). So I don't doubt that a simple after-header exhaust will net 20+whp.

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #103
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I don't know any specifics on pricing, but that's a good range for it.

Historically, the Viper has a lot of power to be gained from upgrading the exhaust (and intake). So I don't doubt that a simple after-header exhaust will net 20+whp.

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I read 75-100whp with headers, mufflers, intake, and tune - need to mod the heads for higher revs so I probably wouldn't do that - but definitely do the breathing bolt-ons just for the sound and get the power for free! I've been missing torque lately and this fits the bill perfectly... can't wait for the configurator -
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #104
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #105
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I really dig the interior along with the basic body lines. however, the front and rear facias are way too european like.

I think it lost way too much of its american-ness by the way the designers softened it
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #106
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I hope that the viper is nearly perfect.

If it turns out that there is a quality defect in the car, I can imagine the criticism about engineering time being spend casting the outline of the Nurburgring into the door pull pocket lining, instead of making sure such-and-such functional part works correctly.

It is an interesting little detail, but how many people would have noticed without it being pointed out?
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #107
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I hope that the viper is nearly perfect.

If it turns out that there is a quality defect in the car, I can imagine the criticism about engineering time being spend casting the outline of the Nurburgring into the door pull pocket lining, instead of making sure such-and-such functional part works correctly.

It is an interesting little detail, but how many people would have noticed without it being pointed out?
I didn't recognize what it was until you said it explicitly in your post, I recognize it now easily, but I wouldn't have even thought the ring would show up there as a logical minor detail, so I had no idea WTF it was.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #108
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #109
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #110
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Great Oreca Viper racing reincarnation Batman!
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #111
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Fantastic looking race car.. horrible looking street car.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #112
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I didn't recognize what it was until you said it explicitly in your post, I recognize it now easily, but I wouldn't have even thought the ring would show up there as a logical minor detail, so I had no idea WTF it was.
I think there are more of them throughout the car of all the tracks that Viper currently holds the record at.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #113
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Cars are getting stupid fast. It's getting worrisome how much car you get for the price today. Tires can't keep up fast enough.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #114
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Cars are getting stupid fast. It's getting worrisome how much car you get for the price today. Tires can't keep up fast enough.
Not to get off-topic but yes, cars are getting ridiculously powerful/fast. I was looking at the aftermarket for the 08+ AMG cars and just an ecu upgrade puts the 5.5L at over 600whp on 91 octane.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #115
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013 Viper pricing announced - ($97,395) base price + ($1995) destination

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/10/2...leased-w-vide/


This is dirt cheap. In comparison, my '99 Viper ACR had a sticker price of $99k.

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #116
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I also ran into the new Viper's at the track, before this press release.
http://blawgsohard.blogspot.com/

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #117
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Top Gear (the publication) reviewed one and said it's pretty bad ass, and a really good bargain for what it gives for the money.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #118
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I love it - only question is whether you want the GTS for 23K - if you are tracking, probably no need
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:38 AM   #119
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I also ran into the new Viper's at the track, before this press release.
http://blawgsohard.blogspot.com/

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my buddy got 3 pics of one at a resturant in austin seveal weeks ago after it had been on the test track there...had some of the instrumentaton on it

he took too few and too poor pics of it
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #120
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Not anymore, it supposed to be a great street car now... at least the reviews i saw.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #121
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I didn't read this entire thread, and might have missed it. Why does it come with only 4 pots? Most cars in that price range have the Brembo 6 pots. (z06, AMG, M cars ect..)
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #122
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Maybe they decided it was a better choice for this design. The number of pistons doesn't effect brake pressure very much, just distribution over the pad surface.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #123
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Nick, i looked at your blog page......... you are a lucky lucky man.

on topic.... i would do dirty things for this viper. has been and always will be one of my dream cars, i dont care what my wife says.
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I didn't read this entire thread, and might have missed it. Why does it come with only 4 pots? Most cars in that price range have the Brembo 6 pots. (z06, AMG, M cars ect..)
Because the 4 pots allowed the old chassis to beat everyone else at:
Miller Motorsports Park
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Nick, i looked at your blog page......... you are a lucky lucky man.

on topic.... i would do dirty things for this viper. has been and always will be one of my dream cars, i dont care what my wife says.
Thanks!

I'm in the same boat, Viper has always been a dream car. Since selling my '99 ACR, I have wanted to get into another Viper.

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When the third-generation Viper was launched back in April at the New York Auto Show, SRT boss Ralph Gilles had said that the company “simply would not let the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die.”
Love it or hate it, the Viper is undoubtedly an icon. Its two previous incarnations followed the same recipe: aggressive styling, a big-displacement V10 up front with huge torque driving the rear wheels and…that’s about it.

Things like finesse, quality and drivability were not part of its vocabulary. It was all about huge fun and you had better show it some respect, because it would bite you before you could say “Viper”.

Enter the 2013 model that, according to Gilles, has a mission “to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to create a world-class supercar that would showcase the very best we have to offer.”

Thus the chassis is 50 percent stiffer, the body work materials include carbon fiber and aluminum, the interior features Sabelt seats like the ones used by Ferrari, an electronic, driver-configurable instrument binnacle, the dashboard is fully covered in leather in high-end versions and there’s even a touch-screen infotainment system.

Add the electronic stability and traction control systems, the 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and the (optional) electronically adjustable suspension and the question if the latest Viper, despite its 640HP and 600 lb-ft (812Nm) of torque coming out of the 8.4-liter V10 has, somehow, lost some of its venom suddenly made sense.

That’s the question Motor Trend sought to answer, too, which is why they picked up a top-of-the-line, US$124,990 as tested, Viper GTS and had associate road test editor Carlos Lago and racing driver Randy Probst test it and lap the Laguna Seca circuit respectively to find out.

You can learn their verdict by watching the video that follows the break.
Video: http://youtu.be/0lK_b-5gerM
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