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1997 Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 8.0 L V 10-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 490 hp @ 3700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Dodge Viper

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  • Pros

    Speed, power, looks, handling. The GTS is the ultimate babe magnet.

  • Cons

    Poor city gas mileage, and, ummm...not very practical is it? The GTS is the ultimate cop magnet, too.

  • What's New for 1997

    One new color, flame red, with or without white stripes, is available for 1997. Silver, sparkle gold or yellow gold wheels come with red Vipers. The original blue with white stripes paint scheme is available as an option, as are last year's standard polished aluminum wheels. The RT/10 roadster is set to return later this year, with dual airbags, power windows and door locks, and the 450-horsepower V10 from the GTS. Also set to debut on the revamped drop top are the four-wheel independent suspension and adjustable pedals from the GTS.

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Customer Reviews

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Vipers rule

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe

This is my 2nd Viper. I purchased a 1994 RT/10 in '97 and enjoyed the car both on and off the track. Track experience was with the IL Region Viper Club of America. Which included drag racing, autocross and road racing events. My most recent Viper is the '97 Coupe. Much more refined, better handling, more power, and better aerodynamics. I have installed about $15k worth of aftermarket to increase performance. This includes BIG brakes, alum. flywheel, short shifter, hi-ratio roller rockers, smooth tubes, headers/catback exhaust, 3:55 gear, rollbar and fire extinguisher. Car is still street legal, good manners, and all amenties such as air, pwr wndows, stereo, etc. Run 11's in qtr!




Torque

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe

Quick and sporty, overstear is a problem.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not for sale at any

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe

I have owned the car since new for 6 years now. Eevn now, after all that time, the power and handling of this car still amazes me. This car IS NOT recommended for the faint of heart, posers and Wusses - I recommend a Ferrari for those people.



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

My viper

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe

great car , very fast picks up lots of chicks



Full 1997 Dodge Viper Review

What's New for 1997

One new color, flame red, with or without white stripes, is available for 1997. Silver, sparkle gold or yellow gold wheels come with red Vipers. The original blue with white stripes paint scheme is available as an option, as are last year's standard polished aluminum wheels. The RT/10 roadster is set to return later this year, with dual airbags, power windows and door locks, and the 450-horsepower V10 from the GTS. Also set to debut on the revamped drop top are the four-wheel independent suspension and adjustable pedals from the GTS.

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