• Aug 4, 2007
Man, and here we thought that the 600-horse Bentley Continental GT Speed was a bargain at $199K. Dragtimes.com has reportedly obtained the pricing info for the revamped, more powerful 2008 Dodge Viper. The news is good, as The New Chrysler's flagship tire-melter will start at just $83,145 for the Viper SRT10 Roadster. Want the coupe? Pony up a little more: $83,895. Bang-for-the-buck, thy name is Viper.

[Source: DragTimes.com via Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I realise it's supposed to be a driver's car, but could Dodge at least update the interior? It's not 1995 anymore. It just doesn't cut it, especially for the other stuff you can get for the price tag.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Viper is everything an American sports car should be. No daily driver, no compromise, no opologies.



      • 7 Years Ago
      One important thing: the car is too heavy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Viper is lighter than damn near anything BMW, Audi, Porsche, Merc is putting out these days
      • 7 Years Ago
      You can rag the Viper for just being a giant motor, brakes, tires. But that's what the Viper is all about! It's supposed to be a down & dirty muscle car with a sincere lack of electronical aids and interior finishings. That's the Viper's mantra.

      I like the Viper, it's raw, untamed and meant for one thing - speed. And it does that extremely well.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It could do it far better if they would address a lot of the glaring issues, such as it's long-standing obesity, and an interior that makes the Corvette's look decent. Getting another 100 horsepower out of the engine is hardly an accomplishment anyways, that V10 had a lot more left in it to give than the previous 500 horses.

        Overall: Not impressed, wouldn't buy it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Viper has always been a joke... the only way they know how to make more HP is to add more displacement... more lateral grip, just add larger rims and wider tires, etc, etc. No wonder its engine sounds like a UPS delivery truck.

      Never mind about engineering, Dodge doesnt know what that means.
        • 7 Years Ago
        they increased displacment by .1 liters, I dont think that that gives 100 more hp


        they got more horsepower with VVT, new cams , etc
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm sure you don't know what engineering means either, obviously you don't have an automotive company do you?
        • 7 Years Ago
        All I can say is guys, the scientific data, supports global warming, not wishful thinking.

        Remember, world population:
        1900 1.6 billion
        1950 2.7 billion
        2007 6.7 billion - That's a scary growth curve. You're either part of the solution, for your own children, or, your part of the problem.
        I just hope your children do curse the day you were born, and the day they were born.
          • 7 Years Ago
          Methinks someone's just had his first exposure to Negative Population Growth, Inc. at his high school's Earth Day.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Mike.. you are a moron....

        Big Deal, yeah this thing might guzzle gas, but you act as though everybody and their brother is going to go out and pony up 83k to buy it... seriously, how many of these things are going to be on the road? God forbid, if someone does so choose to spend their hard earned money on a car, actually gets to drive one? Then again, I guess they should just go make some granola, grab some Birkenstocks, and ride their bicycle down PCH... plus, how many miles per day, do you thinks these vehicles travel? Nobody is going to be using it as a daily driver, you would have to be mad (or have a really short commute).

        I hate this whole green movement... God forbid you have fun.... but instead this whole movement is trying to make everyone feel bad about themselves for driving cars and not recycling and all that stuff... basically, everyone acts as though we should be born, and then feel bad about being born and therefore spend our entire lives trying to redeem the fact that us "terrible people" are destroying Earth... but in all reality, as George Carlin would say, The Planet Is Fine....
        • 7 Years Ago
        This is So Cool.

        The cross-plane crank V8 engine design will actually produce little performance improvement, yet, this one car will be able to cancel out 15 Toyota Prius's!!!

        Artic Glaciers melting?
        Western State Fires?
        WooHoo, the Affluent will skrew this country into a catastrophic environmental failure!

          • 7 Years Ago
          Yeah, and it also causes earthquakes and tsunamis and election fraud! Why, *everything* is the fault of global warming, and thus the fault of cars! It's so simple!

          The solution is equally simple, of course: everybody buy his own Prius and drive it in the carpool lane, thus cancelling out someone else who carpools in a Passat. It's genius!

          By the way, I ain't never heard of any glaciers melting in any region called "Artic".
      • 7 Years Ago
      No, thy name will always be a corvette.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Godzilla will always be the Nissan GTR coming soon & the Toyota Supra yrs 94 +. I've seen the signs "fear 2JZGTE' that beast will destroy this viper with just 20K in mods. Buy the car for 28K+20K= 48K with 700+ hp. JDM is #1
        • 7 Years Ago
        Viper is like an investment banker or any other wall street high rolling job - people talk mad crap and inslult about this behind the back but faced and confronted in real life, they marvel in envy and jealousy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please! Why can't you spend $500 on the interior. I'm not asking for TV screens and massage chairs. Just get someone to design nice plastic buttons and air vents that look decent.
      This is so infuriating. GRRRRR
        • 7 Years Ago
        I hear they reworked the exhaust though, so maybe the owners wont have to worry about burning to death in the cockpit anymore.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The interior was completely redone in 2003. The seating position is almost perfectly north-south. What have you people been smoking?

      The Viper is intentionally made for the sports car purist. No heads up display, no heated seats, no automatic transmission, no nannyaids and only one powertrain option.

      Those that don't get it never will. If you want a secretaries car get the Corvette. There are over 30,000 of them each year for you, your secretary and maybe even your daughter. Most Corvettes are not owned by sports car people.

      I really think most that complain about it and prefer Corvettes also prefer automatic transmissions. Or they cannot afford one anyway.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Look at the pedal position compared to the seat and steering wheel. Now tell me that you'll be able to use the pedals sitting straight ahead. It's impossible. The gas pedal is left of the centerline of the seat!

        And Dakota, http://viper.dragtimes.com/viper/interiorwide.jpg
        The new interior (last redesigned 5 years ago) appears to me to be about the same quality as the original. Except now you can actually SEE the screws they use to keep it together.

        The Viper doesn't even have a competitor. It's a lot of power and a lot of mechanical grip with absolutely zero finesse.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What are you blabbering about?

        The Corvette Z06(the Viper's competition) does not offer an automatic transmission.

        The Corvette/Z06 is for driving enthusiasts who wish to save money on an equivalent/better performing car. The Viper is for those who can't afford an exotic, but just want to be seen in something other people know is rare and expensive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I could afford it; it would be in my driveway.. but I can't, so I'll just rag on it for being a Chrysler product.
      • 7 Years Ago
      my neighbor had one of these in his driveway shortly after it was announced the first ones were coming off the assembly line.


      http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v83/indeed311/?action=view¤t=Picture041.jpg
        • 7 Years Ago
        Does your friend work at Chrysler or what? The 2008's haven't started shipping yet... the ones that are out are prototypes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For the life of me I can't understand why they didn't fix the driver seating position on the newest one. Anyone who's driven a Viper knows that you actually have to sit somewhat to an angle in the front driver seat because of the transmission tunnel. This one is no different. You get to drive down the road sitting at an angle.
      Look at the picture with the front driver seat and steering and you can see what I'm talking about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      J.Crew - To be fair to Dodge, Porsche has been doing that for about five decades now.

      But yes, when it comes to evolution of a design language, Corvette wins it. I always appreciate how you see the lineage in the C06 design and yet it looks as modern as a F430.
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