• Jan 15, 2007


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While the new 600-horsepower Viper was attracting all the press at the Detroit show like so many moths to a flame, around back at the Dodge booth sat a tricked out beast dripping venom from its fangs, a showcase of what the Chrysler Group's aftermarket performance division Mopar has in store for the company's juiced up new flagship.

As impressive as the magic 600-horsepower figure is in the new Viper, it's no huge mystery how Dodge squeezed out the extra 90 horses over the old model. "No replacement for displacement" is the name of the game, and the Viper's engine is a monstrous 8.4-liter V10 from which Mopar tapped an additional 75 horses (thanks largely to better cooling) for a total of 675. (Yes, that's right... 675 horsepower. In one car.)

To go with the added juice, Mopar fitted an adjustable suspension and blacked-out 19" lightweight alloy wheels with accompanying Michelin rubber. The Mopar Viper was also displayed in a striking anthracite-gray paint job with an offset neon-red stripe running up the front, over the roof and on to the giant rear wing. You know, just in case the *ahem* ordinary Viper wasn't visually imposing enough.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The Viper's massaged engine compares favorably to the Zonda F Clubsport...

      Viper:
      ~$120,000 USD
      8.4L V10
      675 hp
      580-590? ft lbs


      Zonda F Clubsport:
      ~$670,000 USD
      7.3L AMG V12
      650 hp
      576 ft lbs
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Viper is still one beautifully shaped car, even after all these years. The first gen still looked best to me but everytime I see one it still turns my head.

      The interior is a bit weak, as it always was, but 99.99% of us are only going to see it's tailights anyway.
      Scott
      • 8 Years Ago
      Proud Like Cow, couldn't have said it better! Thanks!
      • 8 Years Ago
      To the Pathetic Japanese car lovers,to the moron who said the v-10 was a truck engine ( originaly an LA series race ready engine blue print from 1966 plus 2 cylinders), to the " Like a rock" Group,to the dweeb who said his 20K car had a nicer interior...Nothings changed for Mopar Since the 1963 Max wedge 426,though the Cuda Years,,till today....

      "It Takes a Mopar To catch a Mopar"
      • 7 Years Ago
      i can't believe ur complaining about the size of the engine, at least they don't have to supercharge it to make their hp. although if u want dodge could put a supercharger on the 5.7L Hemi and make 620 hp or would u prefer that on the 6.1L u decide.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is no longer an automotive site. This is pornography.


      And I like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      lol vetts aint crap u bow tie boys lmao i can haule a fridge n get most all lil vetts n the rest of the boe ties in lex ky that r stock like my srt 1o truck ok
      still lmbo over450 lil horse carmarolol
      • 8 Years Ago
      Long live the Mullet heritage.

      bahahaha
      • 8 Years Ago
      No replacement for displacement. Not even your little turbochargers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope Daimler gets rid of your sorry ass Chrysler, you're just a wannabe car company now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      All of you rice burners are just jealous. This car is way better then your stupid mustang or your honda b16 or pretty much any other car on the market for the value for the amount of torque and horsepower together period!!! You import lovers are nothing but a bunch of kids that sit around and ask mommy and daddy to buy you a honda civic VTEC and put mods on it, oh look my K&N Filter came in today, let me guess mommy and daddy brought that for you also? Ok so yeah you can get 600 horses from a car that you put endless modifications onto so what? Then do you know what someone that has one of those vipers will do? One of a few things they will buy better modifications than you can afford and run it on racing fuel and spray noz also and put superchargers in them and do whatever else they can do add your same K&N Filter and still out run you after you put all your mods on it? Then where would you be? After especially when you roll up in your mustang or honda with your ugly girlfriends, and TRY and race that viper and it sinks it's venomous fangs into it's pry a mere minature pony that's a snack then he steals and has his way with your girlfriends after he smokes you and you have not even started yet. Go ahead race for pinks against that I'll see you on the show crying after you loose and the owner of that viper will probably crush your car for the fun of it or use it in a demolition derby or something. What do you think about that?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That paint job reminds me of the A-team van :)
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