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Old 06-05-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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Behold the first images of a 2008 Dodge Viper development muel. Our source tells us that there wasn’t just one powertrain prototype here - there were at least four of these red-hot Vipers with a vinyl-covered camouflage hood and various wires and test gauges - but nothing could hide the huge vents on the hood.

Sources are telling us NOT to expect a 2007 Viper - that model-year will be “skipped” and the ‘08 models will make an early appearance within the first quarter of 2007. And we do know that Dodge wants to expand the horsepower in the Vipers, but the “what” and “how” are currently just rumors. One rumor floating around is that McLaren is involved and has been breathing on DCX’s V-10 engine to get it somewhere near 600-650 horsepower.
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Re: 2008 viper

the viper is at the bottom of the food chain at the moment, the z06 laughs at it, ceiling cat judges it... its sad really. Maybe they will do something right with it this go around.
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Old 06-05-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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I dont really care for the new ones.. I would take a early to mid 90's one in a heart beat though
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Re: 2008 Viper

To me that looks like a cross between the old Vipers, a catfish Camaro, and the new Vettes. Oh yeah, and a Mazda Miata for the back end. Kinda boring...
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Re: 2008 Viper

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Re: 2008 Viper

not impressed... it doesn't have that much 'bang' for me.. kinda blah.
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Re: 2008 Viper

On a related subject, I got to install a battery on a Jaguar XJ - 12 the other night.

12 cylinders of very small fury.
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Re: 2008 Viper

side exhaust FTL on the vipers


I'm with brent mid 90's viper looked SOOOOOO much better
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Re: 2008 Viper

they need a redesign again they still look the same.
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I think it's actually uglier than the Charger...
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Re: 2008 Viper

Just makes me go meh.

And something of that status shouldn't make me go meh.
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Re: 2008 Viper

its more expensive than a new z06... and not as good
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Re: 2008 Viper

And it looks sort of like a Poodle with a messed up grille.

Or something like that.
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Re: 2008 Viper

that car sucks... plain and simple. horrible styling. Maybe the worst one yet. You have the classic Viper things there... and just body filler in between... if you're gonna drop in the neighborhood of $65-$70k for a car, it better make you nut just looking at it.
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Re: 2008 Viper

haha, never happen (the last part)
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Re: 2008 Viper

The new vipers don't do anything for me. I agree with everybody else the mid 90's where the best. There is a mid '90s viper that we allways wash at the carwash I work at, it's so choice.
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the viper is at the bottom of the food chain at the moment, the z06 laughs at it, ceiling cat judges it... its sad really. Maybe they will do something right with it this go around.
Bottom of what food chain??? It is the third fastest car made in the US and still one of the fastest cars in the world especially for the price. I think you have food chain on the brain.
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Re: 2008 Viper

I thought the Z06 and the Ford GT were both quicker?
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Re: 2008 Viper

Ford GT 550hp 11.2 1/4

Z06 505hp 11.5 1/4

Viper 500hp 11.7 1/4

The difference between the Viper and a Z06 is a drivers race
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Re: 2008 Viper

I thought the Z06 was quicker. I know in a road race, the Z06 is supposed to out perform the GT... but the Viper sucked it up in all the road tests, and in the 1/4 too... braking was kinda sad... as was the skid pad
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I thought the Z06 was quicker. I know in a road race, the Z06 is supposed to out perform the GT... but the Viper sucked it up in all the road tests, and in the 1/4 too... braking was kinda sad... as was the skid pad
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Best lap time 1:32.75
Best lap average speed (mph) 73.0
0-60 mph/quarter-mile (sec) 4.1/12.0
Braking 70-0 mph (ft) 149
Cornering l/r (g) 1.10/1.09
Weight (lb) 3147
Distribution f/r (%) 50.9/49.1
Top speed (mph) 198

Dodge Viper SRT19 Coupe
Best lap time 1:33.95
Best lap average speed (mph) 72.0
0-60 mph/quarter-mile (sec) 4.3/12.4
Braking 70-0 mph (ft) 150
Cornering l/r (g) 1.04/1.02
Weight (lb) 3454
Distribution f/r (%) 48.8/51.2
Top speed (mph) 190


Ford GT
Best lap time 1:32.45
Best lap average speed (mph) 73.2
0-60 mph/quarter-mile (sec) 3.8/12.2
Braking 70-0 mph (ft) 156
Cornering l/r (g) 1.03/1.01
Weight (lb) 3489
Distribution f/r (%) 43.4/56.6
Top speed (mph) 205


Now here are the stats compare them The difference is minimal. In braking the difference between the Z06 and the Viper was 1 foot WOW that is terrible MUHAHHAHAHAHHAHA But both are better than the GT
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Re: 2008 Viper

hmmm, I thought I remembered seeing a little different write up. Possibly a different comparison? Maybe I just didn't remember it correctly. The sad thing is how the Ford GT can be price $80,000 above them, but still perform "near" the same. I'd call a second or two different "close" in a road race.
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Re: 2008 Viper

^ a second or 2 in a road race can be a big deal

does the hood on the viper look chopped to anyone else?
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The late-90's GTS Coupe Vipers were some of the baddest assedest cars ever to roll off an assembly line. I'd scoop one up in a heartbeat. It looks like they're moving back in the right direction with this new one, but that hood. That hood is a monstrosity. Bleh.
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Re: 2008 Viper

the reason viper sells so much is cause of the name...

when someone see's a viper, they go, **** LOOK AT THE VIPER, when people see a corvette, its an ordinary car, and see it on the street regularly, only someone who knows cars knows what a z06 is and what not... same thing with a mustang.... but a ford gt, no one sees it regularly.
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I have driven a 05 Viper and a 05 Z06 Corvette. The bottom line is the Corvette is a nimble, fast and refined machine as compared to the vettes of old. The Viper is pure muscle in a old Muscle car sense. It is loud, you feel everything. It is much more raw in a Harley kind of way. In saying that I will say the first Vipers were almost unbearable especially on long distances they vibrated and would jar you with every bump in the road and there was no excaping the side exhaust. At WOT you could not think and a radio was useless. But I still liked it.

So the Vette vs the Viper is a battle between Sophistication vs Brawn

And if you dont think brawn is important just look at Barrett Jackson auctions and look at what Cuda Baracuda's and other true muscle cars go for now!!!!
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I'd pimp it.
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I have driven a 05 Viper and a 05 Z06 Corvette. The bottom line is the Corvette is a nimble, fast and refined machine as compared to the vettes of old. The Viper is pure muscle in a old Muscle car sense. It is loud, you feel everything. It is much more raw in a Harley kind of way. In saying that I will say the first Vipers were almost unbearable especially on long distances they vibrated and would jar you with every bump in the road and there was no excaping the side exhaust. At WOT you could not think and a radio was useless. But I still liked it.

So the Vette vs the Viper is a battle between Sophistication vs Brawn

And if you dont think brawn is important just look at Barrett Jackson auctions and look at what Cuda Baracuda's and other true muscle cars go for now!!!!
the man speaks the truth. my uncle has 2 vipers(one of the first ones to roll off the lot, then last years model srt10 or whatever), and both of them are equally insane, though his older one was a little slower than the 03 cobra we test drove, but then again, apples to oranges.

id take the raw brawn over sophimistacation anyday of the week. a real mans car isnt supposed to be smooth and desensitizing, its supposed to be rough, loud and uncomfortable.
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i like the new vipers
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catfish camaro def. fugly....
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