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Viper Buyers Guide: Viper Specifications

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1992 - 1994 Dodge Viper Specifications

General Information
Body Style Coupe & Roadster
Assembly Plant Conner Avenue (Detroit, Michigan)
EPA Vehicle Class Two-Seater
Model/Powertrain Availability
Engine Transmission 8.0L, SMPI, 6-Speed, V-10 Manual

Engine: 8.0-Liter, OHV, SMPI V-10

Type & Description Ten cylinder, 90 V-type, liquid cooled
Displacement 488 cu. in. (7990 cc)
Bore x Stroke 4.00 x 3.88 (101.6 x 98.5)
Valve System OHV, 20 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port electronic
Construction Aluminum alloy block w/ cast iron liners, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio 9.1:1
Power (SAE net) 400 bhp @ 4600 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 465 lb-ft (664 Nm) @ 3600 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6000 rpm
Fuel Requirement Unleaded premium, 91 octane R+M/2
Oil Capacity 8 qt (7.6 L)
Coolant Capacity 12.8 qt (11.9 L)
Emission Controls 3-way catalyst (2), heated oxygen
sensor, engine modifications
Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs) None
EPA Fuel Economy (mpg city/hwy) 12/21 (est.)
Alternator 143 A High-Speed
Battery Leak-Resistant Maintenance-free 650 CCA
Transmission: Manual, 6-Speed Overdrive
Description Synchronized in all gears
Electronic 1-4 skip-shift & reverse lockout mechanisms
Gear Ratio
1st 2.66
2nd 1.78
3rd 1.30
4th 1.00
5th 0.74
6th 0.50
Effective Final Drive 3.07
Overall Top-Gear 1.54
Final Drive
Description Frame-mounted hypoid bevel gear w/clutch - type limited slip differential
Dimensions/Capacities
Wheelbase 96.2 (2443.6)
Track
Front 59.6 (1514)
Rear 60.6 (1538)
Overall Length 175.1 (4448) - RT/10
Overall Width 75.7 (1924)
Overall Height 44.0 (1117) - RT/10
Ground Clearance 5.0 (127)
Curb Weight - Est. 3,456 lbs. (1488 kg)
Weight Distribution, F/R 49/50 - RT/10
Frontal Area 19.3 sq. ft. (1.79 sq. m.) - RT/10
Drag Coefficient 0.495 (top off)
0.45 (hard top) - RT/10

Performance Specifications (Approximate)

Maximum Speed 165 mph (264 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 4.6 sec.
1/4 Mile Time 12.9 sec @ 113.8 mph

Fuel Tank Capacity 22 Gal. (83.5L)

Accommodations
Seating Capacity 2
Front
Leg Room 42.6 (1082)
Shoulder Room 53.8 (1366)
Seat Travel 5.2 (132)
Recliner Range 11
Luggage Capacity 6.83 cu.ft. (19L) - RT/10

Seat Adjustments
Driver Horizontal, recliner, inflatable lumbar support
Passenger Horizontal, recliner, inflatable lumbar support

Restraints
3-point active belt

Instrumentation
Instruments Analog speedometer, odometer, trip odometer,
tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, coolant temperature, fuel
Warning Lamps Low oil pressure, excessive coolant temperature,
air bags, high beam, seat belts, brake system,
service engine soon, 2-3 shift lockout, battery voltage, door ajar, turn signals, security alarm

Body/Chassis
Layout Longitudinal front engine, rear wheel drive
Construction Backbone tubular space frame w/separate cowl structure.
Resin transfer and SMC molded composite body

Suspension
Front Cast aluminum unequal-length upper and lower "A" arms, Coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged rebound-adjustable shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Rear Cast aluminum unequal-length upper and lower "A"
arms, toe-control links, coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged rebound-adjustable shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Steering
Type Power rack & pinion
Overall Ratio 16.7:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 40.6 ft (12.4 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 2.4


Wheels

Standard
Type & Material Forged aluminum
Size 17 x 10 front, 17 x 13 - rear

Tires
Standard
Size & Type P275/40 ZR17 - front, P335/35 ZR17 - rear
Mfr. & Model Michelin Pilot 5X-MXX3
Revs Per Mile 811 (504)

Brakes
Standard
Front
Size & Type 13.0 x 1.26 (330.5 x 32) vented disc, w/four-piston fixed caliper
Swept Area 304.7 sq. in. (1966 sq. cm.)
Rear
Size & Type 13.0 x 0.87 (330.5 x 22) vented disc
w/single piston sliding caliper
Swept Area 244.4 sq. in. (1576 sq. cm.)
Power Assist Type Tandem diaphragm vacuum w/zero lost travel














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