1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 US

The Viper RT/10 is a motor car from Dodge, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 2 door roadster body style. Powering the Dodge Viper RT/10 is an overhead valve, 8 litre naturally aspirated 10 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 450 bhp (456 PS/336 kW) at 5200 rpm and 664 N·m (490 lb·ft/67.7 kgm) at 3700 rpm respectively. A 6 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. The Dodge Viper RT/10 weighs a claimed 1506 kg at the kerb.

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1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 US information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
4448 mm
How heavy?
1506 kg
What size engine?
8 litre, 7986 cm3
How many cylinders?
10, V
How much power?
456 PS / 450 bhp / 336 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
664 Nm / 490 ft.lb / 67.7 kgm @ 3700 rpm

Dodge Viper models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 7986 cm3 456 PS 450 bhp 336 kW 1531 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 7994 cm3 421 PS 415 bhp 309 kW 1588 kg
Dodge Viper -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 7994 cm3 406 PS 400 bhp 298 kW 1454 kg

Similar models

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2 door roadster FR 5A 3996 cm3 456 PS 450 bhp 336 kW 1565 kg
1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 mm 96.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1539 mm 60.6 inches
Length 4448 mm 175.1 inches
Width 1923 mm 75.7 inches
Height 1116 mm 43.9 inches
Ground clearance 127 mm 5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1506 kg 3320 lb
Weight distribution 50 % front
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.52
Frontal area 1.91
CdA 0.99
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Dodge
Engine code
Cylinders V 10 in 90° vee
Capacity 8 litre
7986 cc
(487.336 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 98.5 mm
4 × 3.88 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
456 PS (450 bhp) (336 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
56.3 bhp/litre
0.92 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
664 Nm (490 ft·lb) (67.7 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
83.15 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast aluminium block & aluminium head
sump
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1044.8 kPa (151.5 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 798.6 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 302.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
222.82 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
298.8 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.13 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.49 kg/kW
7.5 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.400
Turning circle 12.30 m
Front suspension I.U&LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.U&LW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 10 x 17
Wheel size rear 13 x 17
Tyres front Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 275/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 335/35 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 330 mm
Braked area 3603 cm2
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID104489
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 64.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 added 2002-12-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.