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Supercharged Dodge Viper Will Arrive in 2016

We have reported in August, Dodge is working on a supercharged version of the V10, which will be used in the Viper.

Today news surfaced and indicated that, this upgrade will happened in the 2016 model year. For the 2016 Viper, not only we will see the supercharged V10, but also comes a convertible variant.

We estimate the final output of the 2016 Viper will exceed the 800hp mark.


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Dodge Is Working on Supercharged V10 Viper

We all know during the past few months the media hotspot for the Dodge brand is its 707hp 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat.

The SRT Hellcat cars is equipped with a supercharged 6.2L V8 with 707hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. Compared to this, the current SRT Viper’s naturally aspirated 8.4L V10 “only” delivers 640hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.

Without question the SRT Hellcat will impact sales volume of the SRT Viper, which is already down to a level so low that, Chrysler needs to halt the production several times during the past year.

Chrysler also knows this, and they will not just sit there and wait for this situation to continue...

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Most Popular Articles – 2014 May

Today is the last day of May, from our website statistics below are the most popular articles of this month.

– Test Drives

2014 Ford Fusion SE 2.0L EcoBoost
2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 3.8L V6

– Dodge Performance Cars

SRT Viper Insider Information
2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat HEMI 6.2L V8 Supercharged Engine

– The Fate of the Redesigned Volvo S80

– Maserati Related Stuffs

Interesting Things Happened to a Maserati Owner
Why Putting A Ferrari Engine in Your Car May Not be a Good Idea

– Toyota’s Innovative Engine Technology



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The Design of the SRT Viper – Some Insider Information

The following information comes from a Chrysler engineer who has been heavily involved in the Dodge SRT Viper’s design process.

During the design phase of the current SRT Viper, Chrysler’s marketing team has evaluated and ranked almost 20 aspects that a supercar buyer would mostly be concerned with, using consumer survey data.

The results are pretty interesting. The top 4 factors that the sample customers put heavy weights on are (in order of voting count):  1. car body styling curve (30%); 2. total curb weight (18%); 3. torsional rigidity of the chassis; 4. engine torque. Surprisingly, zero-to-sixty time and top speed are not the most important parameters...

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