Unlike most modern supercars, the Dodge Viper SRT doesn’t hold your hand during “play time,” eschewing most electronic nannies for a raw, visceral driving experience. To say that it’s a very manly car would almost be an understatement. It may be too manly of a car, in fact.
For its 2015 model year, the Viper SRT gets more of what every enthusiast likes: power. Dodge’s engineers have tweaked its all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 engine to now produce 645 horsepower, with torque remaining unchanged at 600 lb-ft. (813 Nm). That represents an increase of 5 hp over the 2014 model.
Despite the additional ponies, highway fuel consumption has improved from 19 to 20 mpg, thanks in large part to adjustments to the six-speed Tremec manual transmission
The lineup gains a new ‘GT’ trim level that slots between the base model and the GTS, adding upon the base model such extra features as Alcantara and Nappa leather seats, driver-selectable suspension, and a Bilstein DampTronic Select suspension system.
Buyers also have a plethora of new body and stripe colors to choose from, as well as a Ceramic Blue Edition with ceramic exterior paint, and Alcantara and carbon-fiber interior trim.
Although a true supercar, the Dodge Viper SRT is actually not the most powerful coupe in Dodge’s lineup. That title goes to the overpowered Dodge Challenger Hellcat, with the four-door Charger Hellcat also being a much powerful vehicle.