2018 Dodge Viper faith is unclear

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The Dodge Viper has always been looked upon as being a bit … retro.

Not because it’s full of old tech, but just the fact it uses a gigantic truck engine, creates huge power and has never really had much thought go in to it – fast, loud and scary.
As the newer models get released, it seems that Dodge put more effort in to making it a genuine supercar; making it stop, handle and ride as well as it goes. The next generation Viper will be no different, although it’s never going to be a Lamborghini or McLaren hypercar.

2018 Dodge Viper Release date

Dodge haven’t released any information about the release date, but it’s very unlikely to be before the end of 2017, perhaps even going in to 2018.

2018 Dodge Viper release date: 2018

2018 Dodge Viper Price

The current model sells for around $88,000, we think there will be a price hike on this, but still a good few thousand below $100,000. We expect to see the base model sell for $95,000.

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2018 Dodge Viper Redesign and changes

It’s difficult to imagine Dodge being able to make the Viper look any more aggressive or sporty, it’s already quite a bruiser, but with a redesigned hood, bumpers and grille, there’s a good chance that they will pull that off.

2018 Dodge Viper Specs

We think that Dodge will also try and introduce an updated aero package – anything with a top speed of over 200 MPH really does need a good aero package to keep it nailed down.
Rumors say that we’ll see two different motors being fitted to the new Viper; the flagship will be an 8.4 liter supercharged V10, making 650 BHP and (a surprisingly low) 510 lb/ft of torque – we’d have thought with a meaty V10 with a supercharger that we’d see a higher torque figure. There will also be 6.2 liter V8 that produces 550 BHP and 575 lb/ft of torque. The V10 will be capable of pushing the Viper from zero to sixty in just three seconds – that is proper hypercar territory. Transmission will be a choice of 6-speed manual or 8-speed auto and will of course drive the rear wheels. Economy should 13 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway.

There will also be 6.2 liter V8 that produces 550 BHP and 575 lb/ft of torque. The V10 will be capable of pushing the Viper from zero to sixty in just three seconds – that is proper hypercar territory. Transmission will be a choice of 6-speed manual or 8-speed auto and will of course drive the rear wheels. Economy should 13 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway.

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2018 Dodge Viper Interior

Inside the car, we’ll have technology such as U-Connect infotainment, premium audio, climate control, navigation, adaptive cruise, Bluetooth and hopefully, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We should also have a few safety features such lane assist and blind spot monitoring.

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Summary

The new 2018 Viper is expected to be as mad as before - including a huge V10 engine.

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