2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Dodge Viper - Road Test Specs

2008 Dodge Viper Coupe

(8.4L V10 6-speed Manual)


Model year2008
StyleSRT-10 2dr Coupe
Base MSRP$84,745
As-tested MSRP$89,745


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV10
Displacement (cc/cu-in)8382cc (512 cu-in)
ValvetrainOHV 2 valves/cyl, variable valve timing
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)600 @ 6,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)560 @ 5,000
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack-and-pinion
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport PS2
Tire typeHigh-performance summer
Tire size, frontP275/35ZR18 95Y
Tire size, rearP345/30ZR19 105Y
Brakes, frontFront vented disc - Rear vented disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)2.7
0-60 mph (sec.)3.7
0-75 mph (sec.)5.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)11.8 @ 125.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)104
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)74.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).99
Sound level @ idle (dB)60.6
@ Full throttle (dB)91.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)76.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBrute-force engine is never subtle. Louder, more powerful (and worse sounding) than the Z06. Tall 1st gear makes launching the Viper easier than anticipated. Tranny is high effort and requires strong, deliberate movement.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsPowerful, consistent and intuitive brake pedal. Quiet ABS.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsOn the skid pad, the Viper refuses to balance on the edge of oversteer. It won't hold a constant slip angle with the rear tires. It's either understeering or spinning out. Still, with R-compound rubber, it can understeer its way to a good number. Through the slalom field, I never thought I'd say it, but this big, powerful, heavy car is awfully precise through the cones. Again, sticky tires (and super-stiff suspension) make it so. Feels like when it "goes" there will be no catching it, which is what happens on the skid pad.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (F)90.6
Wind (mph, direction)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)13 city/22 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,437
Length (in.)175.6
Width (in.)75.2
Height (in.)47.6
Wheelbase (in.)98.8
Track, front (in.)61.6
Track, rear (in.)60.9
Turning circle (ft.)40.5
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)36.5
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.1
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)Not available
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper3 year/36,000 miles
Powertrain3 year/36,000 miles
Corrosion5 year/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 year/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot available
Head airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsNot available
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlNot available
Rollover protectionNot available
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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