1989 Dodge Viper

The Viper is a passenger car from Dodge, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. Powering the Dodge Viper is an overhead valve, 8 litre naturally aspirated 10 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 400 bhp (406 PS/298 kW) at 4600 rpm and 610 N·m (450 lb·ft/62.2 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 1454 kg at the kerb. The Dodge Viper is claimed to manage a top speed of 257 km/h (160 mph).

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Key facts

1989 Dodge Viper information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4369 mm
How heavy?
1454 kg
What size engine?
8 litre, 7994 cm3
How many cylinders?
10, V
How much power?
406 PS / 400 bhp / 298 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
610 Nm / 450 ft.lb / 62.2 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.8 s
How fast?
257 km/h, 160 mph

Dodge Viper models

2 door roadster FR 6M 7986 cm3 456 PS 450 bhp 336 kW 1506 kg
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

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1989 Dodge Viper data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 mm 96.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Length 4369 mm 172 inches
Width 1920 mm 75.6 inches
Height 1173 mm 46.2 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1454 kg 3206 lb
Weight distribution 50 % front
fuel tank capacity 83 litres 18.3 UK Gal 21.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 10 in 90° vee
Capacity 8 litre
7994 cc
(487.824 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 98.6 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)
406 PS (400 bhp) (298 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
50 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
610 Nm (450 ft·lb) (62.2 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
76.31 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.1:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 958.9 kPa (139.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 799.4 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 13.1 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 257 km/h (160 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 278.93 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
205.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
275.1 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.12 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.87 kg/kW
8.14 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
Turning circle 12.40 m
Front suspension I.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID20768
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 64.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Dodge Viper added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.