That’s really the only number in this particular story which means something. That’s the amount of pound-foot of tire-melting, retina-flattening twist this limited-edition Viper GT2 cranks out. It takes 10 cylinders and eight. liters of displacement to irreverently spew this type of power, as well as the Viper has always had both.
Chrysler mentioned it could race and win having its factory built-and-backed Viper GTS-R racer, as well as it’s. And 1997 and 1998 FIA GT2 manufacturer’s titles, plus a memorable 1-2 class win at LeMans a year ago, shown the reason. So Dodge made a decision to celebrate these occasions getting a unique look-alike-and darn near perform-alike-commemorative model. Available only in coupe form, and merely in white-colored-colored with blue trim, the Viper GT2 is certainly something.
As if the 490 pound-foot of torque (in addition to 450 horsepower) offered up with the standard GTS and RT/10 engines were not enough, Team Viper reworked the intake tract relating to this Big Bad Dodge’s all-alloy V-10 searching for moreKay&N provides special free-flow heating and cooling filters, as well as the air intake hoses were revised for smoother flow. The environment cleanser housing within the 1992-1996 Viper RT/10 is required, as well as the NACA duct round the hood is becoming non-functioning. It seems sensible an increase of 10 horsepower, plus 10 really individuals wonderful pound-foot.(Plug a cool-air-duct, gain power…go figure).
Another change could be the upgrade to have an 18-inch wheel: Gorgeous BBS alloys, cast particularly with this GT2 as well as the ACR club-racing edition Vipers, and again patterned after individuals in the track-bound GTS-R. They are wrapped by lately designed, ultra-sticky Michelin Pilot MXX3 rubber. Brake and suspension systems remain stock. Besides commemorative badging, graphics, as well as the obligatory serialized dash plate, you’ll haven’t any trouble telling the GT2 apart from garden (snake) variety Vipers. There’s a unique air splitter ahead of time, ground-effects rocker panels, and front fascia “dive plane” spoilers the 2nd are just like the pieces applied to the initial iteration in the race vehicle.
The graphite rear wing nicely creates the actual racing unit, climax trimmed “flat” to provide neither lift nor downforce. But what exactly it sure looks awesome. Inside, the cabin is trimmed in black leather with blue accents round the seats, console, E-brake handle, and doorways. Pretend you are Team Oreca driver Justin Bell or David Donohue by strapping in utilizing the five-point competition-style harness.
There’s an infinitely more noticeable handling improvement with the lower-profile moving stock. Braking feel and pedal modulation while using still-non-ABS dvds were also good any Viper we have driven, and we have driven a great deal. Handling is sharper, crisper, as well as the limit of adhesion is larger-though once past to limit, rear-finish breakaway is a lot more dramatic. At our rest track, I easily wiped out more than a few orange cones finding this phenomenon. And so the GT2 will reward the competent driver, but may have a stab inside a pork-fisted wheel jock.Even though there is not any change to the engine’s internals or exhaust, frequency greater the primary difference the completely new intake plumbing makes. As Senior Road Test Editor Mac DeMere snap-shifted the GT2 through our bevy of acceleration tests, it spoke in the deep, reedy howl such as this of few other Viper. The completely new hardware must help just a little, too, as this white-colored-colored lightning fishing fishing rod switched inside the fastest acceleration figures (-60 mph in 4. seconds) we have ever recorded for just about any stock Viper.