About Dodge Viper RT/10
For many years after its muscle car line died out, Dodge found itself without a sports car to compete with the Chevrolet Corvettes and Ford Mustangs of the world. All that changed when the Dodge Viper RT/10 debuted in 1992. Dodge produced the RT/10 for four years before evolving to the SR in 1996, although the RT/10 re-emerged in 1998 for another four-year run. Vipers are two-door roadsters noteworthy for the rounded front and back ends, curving sides and powerful engines. The Viper RT/10 features a 488.1-cubic inch, 8.0-liter Viper V10 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission that is capable of achieving 400 horsepower and 465 lob-ft of torque at 3,600 revolutions per minute. In top shape, the Viper RT/10 goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 180 mph. The later RT/10 also has the same powertrain, but is capable of hitting 450 hp, with a zero to 60 mph time of 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 185 mph. Although a few Vipers exist in other colors, the standard body color for all vipers is red. For at-home mechanics, there are plenty of Dodge Viper parts and accessories available as part of the vast inventory on eBay. So, when it is time to be different, do so behind the wheel of a Dodge Viper RT/10.