'05 Viper Coupe

12-10-2004, 07:54 PM
I'm kind of dissapointed by the looks of this, maybe it's the angle but it is not at all appealing to me...

12-10-2004, 08:01 PM
all I see is the RED X...

12-11-2004, 01:14 AM
all I see is the RED X...

lucky, i'd rather look at that but i'll work on it...i can't get anything right...

01-04-2005, 09:58 PM
Ok nevermind Motor Trend just showed the new GTS as they call it and it's basically like the pictures of that blue one with white stripes and that that was posted here a long while back. The yellow one i seen in Road&Track didn't look that great, maybe it was just the angle, either way I'm not very impressed what they're doing with the new Viper. It should be lighter and more powerful otherwise it's ass will be handed to it by the new Z06 and GT. It'd be nice if Dodge made something like the carbon concept as a production vehicle, put it out for 100G and I'm sure it'd sell. Now if it could just drop weight to about 3200 or less and have 550 hp and equal torque or more... :shakehead

This sucks Dodge should be putting a little more effort into this car, Chrysler should build the gadamn ME 412 and not be such pussies...

01-05-2005, 05:49 AM
Well I have seen Viper Vs. GT performance numbers... Same driver and everything else, anyways the viper pulled ahead in the end with .5 of a faster quarter mile.

Also, the one thing that I donít like is the talk about putting a supercharged HEMI into the next generation with about 550HP but its still bad in my mind. And the 550HP HEMI will be possible because of the SRT8 Magnums and 300Cís. Coming out in a year or so with around 425HP.

01-05-2005, 12:30 PM
Yeah they have th 6.1 Hemi now but it's not big enough of an engine for a Viper imo. Keep that 505 V10 in there and just put a different cam in it and maybe work the heads and you could obtain 550 hp. I know Motor Trend compared them and the Viper does beat it in 1/4 mile but evreything below that the Viper gets smoked in acceleration. I dont know if the new Z06 or GT can outhandle the Viper coupe but we'll just have to wait and see.

01-07-2005, 08:52 PM

Heres a link. Im sorry guys, but this things gunna get destroyed by the C6 Z06.

01-08-2005, 01:59 AM

Heres a link. Im sorry guys, but this things gunna get destroyed by the C6 Z06.

No doubt about that probably but dont look over the Viper. We all know the Viper's have shit for traction, and they cannot perform for shit off the line. It drops the clutch at 2200 rpm for a best launch, talk about low rpms. Now in Motor Trend's test the Viper got beat to 60 by .3 seconds by the Ford GT(3.6) yet caught up and beat it in the quarter mile, may be only by one hundredth of a second but STILL caught up so this should tell you of how this badass can accelerate like a mofo through each of these gears. Now they were saying acceleration for coupe and convertible Vipers is the same up to 120 mph where the coupe will start to pull away because of less drag. I know the new Z06 is gonna be a hellacious performer but dont think that it's just gonna smoke the Viper...everyone thinks that a Viper will get smoked by a GT on the track, guess what, your all wrong about that. Motor Trend's comparison did not list lap times but they did clue in on the Viper coming out on top, why haven't any other magazines done this comparo?? maybe they're waiting for the Z06 to come out to compare the three, or maybe they just dont want you to see the GT get beat somewhere where this cars history had come alive. Overall though I have to agree that Dodge is fucking up with this car, put it on a fucking diet!!!!!! Christ anything over 3200 lbs is well over it's weight for performance, I'm sorry but there is no such thing as a supercar weighing that much, no reason at all for that. Now I dont know if Dodge is still fingering their assholes over the hole Nascar shit but truly, who cares about Nascar?? Put it into the one thing Dodge is truly standing for, the Viper. When you go to ask someone what they know about Dodge what do you think they'd say, Viper or Nascar?? Probably neither, fucking Hemi but the Chrysler corp. is playing it wrong, I mean wtf is this Hemi powered viper chassis Chrysler all about, build the damn ME-412.

Edit: I just thought about something someone had said in a Truck Comparison thread, Dodge(or Chrysler for that matter) should stop coming up with all these danged concepts and put their money into something worth while and stop wasting it. Also sorry for the profanity up above, if wanted I will edit it out it just really irks me...sorry.

03-10-2005, 02:30 AM
I like the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe, but I like the 2006 Corvette Z06 more.




03-10-2005, 02:36 AM
Wow...thumbs up on those pictures man, angle is good and I've never seen the color scheme before. Those wheels, even though they're not chrome look better than what was on the blue and white version. Good find 57JagXKSS.

I'll pic the looks of the Viper over the Corvette any day, but performance whise I'm not sure yet, prob still Viper though.

03-10-2005, 02:55 AM
The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe doesn't look like the 2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe because of regulations and stuff. Oh well.


Tommy Archer won the 2004 SCCA SPEED GT Driversí Championship in a Dodge Viper Competition Coupe.

03-11-2005, 03:15 AM
more pictures



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03-12-2005, 11:16 PM


03-12-2005, 11:52 PM
dont know what motor trend u read... the gt was faster around the track than the viper

03-12-2005, 11:53 PM
also i think it wont be long before ford puts there 605 hp v10 in the gt

03-13-2005, 03:55 AM
The Ford GT won't be made after 2006.

Ford will likely replace it with the Ford Shelby GR-1 which will likely cost a lot more than a Dodge Viper when it goes on sale. I really like the Shelby GR-1. It reminds me of the Shelby Daytona Coupe.






03-13-2005, 06:17 PM
I thought I'd post this picture of a 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10.


03-13-2005, 07:23 PM
oh yeah good call i forgot about that, but the shelby GR-1 does have that v10 in it that i was talking about.

Jaguar D-Type
05-11-2005, 11:17 PM
The Dodge Viper SRT10 is hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. It has forged aluminum wheels.

The new coupe has more cargo capacity, a more rigid chassis, and better aerodynamics than the convertible.

2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe








05-11-2005, 11:47 PM
Well the red one is new to me, that blue one is the 2nt prototype the first had wider stripes. You can see that itís a prototype because of the line over the driverís piller itís an aftermarket that was molded on the back and not yet finished above the glass. Also went by my old work today and they have the copperhead viper in; it has the same rims of the prototype coupeís and only 300 made a year. Funny thing is I quit because people were moving the vipers that shouldnít be and the person that they got to replace me drive the viper into the posts on the drive. Caused 30k in damage but it wasnít that bad looking mostly the wheel and disc but nothing bad. After another look I think I see a line in the 2nt photo so this might also be a prototype but maybe they like the line unless it can be a T top or something. The link to the Copperheads on viperclub.org is...


Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 01:14 AM


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06-07-2005, 09:21 PM


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07-01-2005, 11:39 PM


Jaguar D-Type
07-14-2005, 04:24 PM
New Magnum SRT8 and Viper


Viper 10
07-14-2005, 07:50 PM
New Magnum SRT8 and Viper


What is funny about this event in Los Angeles is that Daimler Chrysler did NOT want a 1996 blue & white GTS anywhere near this car. When you look at the two side by side you will see the differences. The blue & white paint scheme was done to connect it to the first GTS Coupe and to hide some of the weird lines and proportions on the SRT-10.

There is nothing that I like about the new SRT-10 Coupe that would make me want to sell my 1996 GTS.




Jaguar D-Type
07-16-2005, 12:22 AM
The rear of the new Viper needs some work. It does look better than the new BMW 6 series.


07-20-2005, 12:50 AM
There is nothing that I like about the new SRT-10 Coupe that would make me want to sell my 1996 GTS.


Brad I think that's a good idea, I donít like this new one. Though when I get a new car this xmas I think that I will go with one of the RAM SRT-10's. Here in Texas were all about the truck and I donít have one yet. I could tow a small trailer with it to but would scare the shit out of myself.

Jaguar D-Type
08-19-2005, 06:36 PM
The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe arrives in Dodge showrooms in October at a base price of $83,995 including $850 for destination.

Two new styles of forged aluminum wheels will be available for the 2006 model year.

Jaguar D-Type
08-23-2005, 12:56 AM



08-30-2005, 02:14 AM
Brad I think that's a good idea, I donít like this new one. Though when I get a new car this xmas I think that I will go with one of the RAM SRT-10's. Here in Texas were all about the truck and I donít have one yet. I could tow a small trailer with it to but would scare the shit out of myself.

I know what you mean, the Ram looks a lot better and is so much fun to drive. Only thing that I don't like about it is that it comes w/ the Quad Cab model; sorry, we don't need 500 HP quad cab sports trucks!

Jaguar D-Type
09-06-2005, 03:08 AM
"For helmet clearance, we brought back the 'double-bubble' roofline from the original Dodge Viper GTS," said Creed. "In fact, we began the process by utilizing a mannequin with a helmet to determine the height and shape of the roof."

- Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President, Design, Chrysler Group.






09-07-2005, 04:33 PM
Looks a little more supercarish than the old GTS to me. The coupe looks way better than the vert IMO.

Jaguar D-Type
09-26-2005, 01:59 AM
The 2006 Viper's 8.3 liter V-10 is now rated at 510 hp and 535 lb-ft of torque. It uses the SAE's (Society of Automotive Engineers) new hp and torque ratings.

The 2003-2005 Viper SRT10 had 500 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque.

The Dodge Viper SRT10 also has 14-inch front and rear vented brake rotors with Brembo four-piston calipers.

Jaguar D-Type
10-04-2005, 06:38 PM
The new Viper SRT10 Coupe's chassis is 30 percent stiffer than the roadster's chassis.

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10-05-2005, 06:00 PM





Jaguar D-Type
10-07-2005, 06:33 PM
Ford GT and new Corvette Z06


Jaguar D-Type
10-10-2005, 06:56 PM
The new Viper Coupe's sloping roofline and rear decklid spoiler produce 100 pounds of downforce at the rear at 150 mph.

The only bodywork that the Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe shares with the Convertible is the front fascia and fenders, hood and doors. In addition to the new canopy and decklid, the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe has a special windshield surround, door side glass, rear fascia, quarter panels and taillights.



Jaguar D-Type
10-28-2005, 01:11 AM
I saw an SRT10 roadster recently and the side vents stand out much more than in pictures.




10-28-2005, 01:27 AM
I know what you mean, the Ram looks a lot better and is so much fun to drive. Only thing that I don't like about it is that it comes w/ the Quad Cab model; sorry, we don't need 500 HP quad cab sports trucks!

You donít need to buy the Quad Cab. Itís to show that you can have power with an auto and four doorsí. The only people I know that have the Quad Cab are owners of Vipers who need something to truck there cars and boat's around and take the family. They look nice ether way but I for some reason was watching the walker Texas ranger movie and saw the new facelift on the viper trucks and like them even more. Though right now I cant find any photo's of it yet.

Jaguar D-Type
11-13-2005, 10:14 PM
The Viper SRT10 Coupe is the only rwd coupe Dodge builds (it is hand-built), but they are going to make a new Challenger.

Likely Challenger: Dodge prepping a rear-drive coupe to take on Ford's Mustang

RICK KRANZ | Automotive News

Posted Date: 6/13/05

DETROIT -- Watch out, Ford Mustang. Dodge is preparing a challenger.

In fact, it's likely to be called Challenger.

Chrysler plans to resurrect a respected name from the pony car era for a rear-wheel-drive Mustang fighter, industry sources say. The car is expected in 2009 on the LX platform, the basis of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum and Charger.

"It is a two-door, essentially a competitor for the Mustang," says Catherine Madden, a production analyst for industry research group Global Insight. "They are really excited about it."

Madden says the sport coupe is planned to debut in 2009, when the next-generation LX vehicles are scheduled to be re-engineered and restyled.

"They would be able to make some additional investment in the platform, make some adjustments for that product" at that time, she says.

"The enthusiasm for that product," Madden says, is "very big."

Chrysler hopes to sell 60,000 to 70,000 of the cars a year, she says. An assembly site was not identified. Production of the 300, Magnum and recently introduced Charger is expected to fill Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant.

Chrysler officials are not talking about the car, but industry analysts say they are familiar with the plans.

Jim Hall, vice president of industry analysis at AutoPacific Inc., says he isn't sure Chrysler can pull it off. "They have a lot of stuff that has to be cleared off the table before they start playing around with that car," he says.

The redesigned 2005 Mustang has exceeded initial sales estimates. Ford expects to build 192,000 Mustangs this year, and most retail units are selling at a price near the sticker.

The 1970-74 Challenger was Dodge's answer to the original Mustang, as well as the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, Mercury Cougar, and AMC Javelin.

Jaguar D-Type
12-09-2005, 06:48 PM

Jaguar D-Type
12-12-2005, 05:47 PM
"Accompanying this latest generation of the Viper is the opportunity to select various options to customize the car, including the stone-white stripes made famous by the Viper GTS combined with various exterior colors, two wheel styles (a five-spoke and an H-pattern), and interior leather color combinations."

- Car & Driver November 2005

Jaguar D-Type
12-13-2005, 03:06 PM


12-13-2005, 03:13 PM
First thing that I would do is get new rim's thos things are to small for the viper.

12-13-2005, 07:11 PM
GADAYUM!! That coupe seems to grow on me more and more everytime I see a new picture of it. Keep em' comin, I'm loving the backgrounds on my computer :grinyes:

Jaguar D-Type
12-14-2005, 06:58 PM
First thing that I would do is get new rim's

I'd get some forged aluminum wheels from Fikse.


The new SRT10 Coupe has 1/3 more downforce than the SRT10 roadster.





12-14-2005, 07:03 PM
I want mine in black, and with a Hennessey Venom 1000TT upgrade :)

12-14-2005, 07:07 PM
ya if you had $225,000. I would rather have a few other cars first.


12-14-2005, 09:41 PM
ya if you had $225,000. I would rather have a few other cars first.


If I could afford the $225k price tag, money is no option, and this is why it is a dream car to me.

Jaguar D-Type
12-17-2005, 01:05 AM
510 hp V-10


12-17-2005, 04:42 PM
chances are if you buyin a venom, you got a lot more than 225k in da bank. my dream car too, but i think it'd be overkill, would kinda take the fun out of owning a viper. how da hell would you drive around in a 1000hp beast. this isn't to say i wouldn't get one if i had a mil, but id probably get a ram srt-10 too so i had something with that motor in it that i could drive every day.

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