- We're pleased to offer this 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Venom 600.
- This is a super-clean local car with just 18,218 miles.
- The car has a clean Carfax showing just two owners and no accident damage reported.
- The Venom 600 package is a huge improvement over the standard Viper with a 0-100 time of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 203.
- Motor Trend did a review on one of these cars which can be found here.
- These are very pretty, nice-driving cars that are sure to appreciate in value in the coming years.
- Please feel free to email us with any questions you have...
Specs and history
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The Dodge Viper is a sports car manufactured by Dodge (SRT for 2013 and 2014), a division of American car manufacturer FCA US LLC from 1991 through 2017, having taken a brief hiatus from 2010–2013. Production of the two-seat sports car began at New Mack Assembly Plant in 1991 and moved to Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in October 1995.
Although Chrysler considered ending production because of serious financial problems, on September 14, 2010, the then chief executive Sergio Marchionne announced and previewed a new model of the Viper for 2012. In 2014, the Viper was named number 10 on the "Most American Cars" list, meaning 75% or more of its parts are manufactured in the U.S.
The Viper was initially conceived in late 1988 at Chrysler's Advanced Design Studios. The following February, Chrysler president Bob Lutz suggested to Tom Gale at Chrysler Design Center that the company should consider producing a modern Cobra, and a clay model was presented to Lutz a few months later. Produced in sheet metal by Metalcrafters, the car appeared as a concept at the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Public reaction was so enthusiastic that chief engineer Roy Sjoberg was directed to develop it as a standard production vehicle.
Sjoberg selected 85 engineers to be "Team Viper", with development beginning in March 1989. The team asked the then-Chrysler subsidiary Lamborghini to cast a prototype aluminum block for the sports car to use in May. The production body was completed in fall 1989, with a chassis prototype running in December. Though a V8 engine was first used in the test mule, the V10 engine, which the production car was meant to use, was ready in February 1990. Official approval from Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca came in May 1990. One year later, Carroll Shelby piloted a pre-production car as the pace vehicle in the Indianapolis 500 race. In November 1991, the car was released to reviewers with the first retail shipments beginning in January 1992.
Chrysler Corporation (1992–1998)
Chrysler LLC (2008–2009)
Chrysler Group LLC (2009–2010; 2013–2014)
FCA US LLC (2014–2017)
SR I: 1991–1995
SR II: 1996–2002
ZB I: 2003–2007
ZB II: 2008–2010
VX I: 2012–2017
Detroit, Michigan, U.S. New Mack (1991–1995)
Conner Avenue (1996–2017)
Body and chassis
Sports car (S)
2-door liftback coupe
Longitudinally-mounted, Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
8.0 L (488 cu in)
8.3 L (506 cu in)
8.4 L (512 cu in)
SR-I and II:
400 hp (406 PS; 298 kW)
415 hp (421 PS; 309 kW)
450 hp (456 PS; 336 kW)
460 hp (466 PS; 343 kW)
ZB-I and II:
500 hp (507 PS; 373 kW)
510 hp (517 PS; 380 kW)
600 hp (608 PS; 447 kW)
640 hp (649 PS; 477 kW)
645 hp (654 PS; 481 kW)
SR-I and II:
465 lb?ft (630 N?m)
490 lb?ft (664 N?m)
ZB-I and II:
500 lb?ft (678 N?m)
525 lb?ft (712 N?m)
535 lb?ft (725 N?m)
560 lb?ft (759 N?m)
600 lb?ft (813 N?m)
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