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The heart of the Viper beats with a mighty V10.

V10 engine
  • 8.0L V10 Engine
    • Formed of the most evolved, efficient performance materials in the world, including an aluminum engine block, cast iron cylinder liners and forged-steel connecting rods
    • Features sequential, bottom-fed multipoint electronic fuel injection
    • Produces 450 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque
    • Bore: 4.00 in. (101.6 mm.)
    • Stroke: 3.88 in. (98.5 mm.)
    • Compression Ratio 9.1:1
    • Firing Order: 1, 10, 9, 4, 3, 6, 5, 8, 7, 2
  • Spark Plugs RC 12 LYC
  • Spark Plug Gap 035" (0.9mm)
  • Redline 6,000 rpm (6,200 rpm fuel shut-off)
  • Engine Oil Cooler
    • Provides added cooling capability
    • Helps keep Viperís high-performance engine running at peak efficiency
  • Performance Specifications (Approximate)
  • Maximum Speed.....170+ mph
  • Acceleration 0-60...4.6 sec.
  • 1/4 Mile Time.........12.9 sec @ 113.8 mph
  • Clutch-Starter Interlock — cannot start engine until the clutch pedal is depressed
  • Bottom-fed multipoint electronic fuel injection
V10 Viper engine
the engine bay
  • Forward-Opening Hood/Fender Assembly
    • Formed from a sheet molding compound (SMC)
    • Provides easy access to Viperís V10 engine and also houses distinctive NACA air duct and dual air louvers, located just beneath the windshield
  • Standard Transmission 6-spd man
  • Fully Synchronized Six-Speed Transmission
    • Specially engineered to make the most of every bit of horsepower and torque
    • Includes two overdrive gears and an electronic reverse lockout feature
    • Smoothly and efficiently translates Viper's impressive power into motion
  • Gear Ratios
    • First......................2.66:1
    • Second..................1.78:1
    • Third.....................1.30:1
    • Fourth...................1.00:1
    • Fifth......................0.74:1
    • Sixth.....................0.50:1
    • Reverse.................2.90:1
cut away view of the V10 engine