1996 Dodge Viper Owners Manual – A number of precedents have already been established in the long and illustrious background of the Indianapolis 500-Distance Race. For today’s 80th operating of the “500,” the pace car is practically as speedy as several of the competition cars it will lead to the start off.
The speed car is the Dodge Viper GTS Coupe, a new several-wheeled rocket that is inventory generation with the exception of the lighting fixtures and safety devices essential for the “500.”
In comparison to the Viper RT/10 roadster, the GTS Coupe is completely civilized.
In the GTS, Chrysler Corp. president Bob Lutz will go an extended way toward his sought-after 200 miles per hour creation car. The couple isn’t rather for that label — about 180 miles per hour — but the car’s technological attributes are headed in that direction.
An excellent jump in velocity was accomplished when the Viper was provided a shut person cabin. The roadster’s .50 coefficient of pull is considerably like driving a barn front door via the air flow when the car actually gets to higher velocity limitations. The coupe’s co-effective of pull droplets to .39 which is the equivalent of locating cost-free horsepower.
The GTS arrives by its performance qualities normally. Roy Sjoberg, who earlier did the trick for Standard Motors on the Corvette, now dons the name “Exec Engineer for Viper Applications.”
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The Viper already was chief executive of the major engine group with a displacement of 488 cubic ins (8.0-liters) in roadster type. As a coupe, power has become increased by 35-horsepower courtesy of some redesigned camshaft operate and new aluminum cylinder heads.
This monster engine is an aluminum V-10, the largest production car motor in the entire world. Although the device gear is a typical pushrod/rocker arm layout with two valves every cylinder, superior architectural tactics end result in 450 hp and a whopping 490 foot- weight of torque.
There’s an adage that says, “You can’t beat-ins.” The Viper GTS is a prime instance of the fact that it’s challenging to defeat 488 of them without having resorted to super-high-priced competition-car technology.
A hammer- straight down throttle application when leaving behind the range with the car’s half a dozen-velocity guide transmission foliage two dark streaks from the coupe’s gargantuan 335/35ZR17 Michelin radials on the Viper’s rear wheels. They have an effect on is similar to an Indy car departing its pit following a cease throughout the race.