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Dodge Viper SRT Gets More Power, New Trim Level for 2015



2015 Dodge Viper SRT supercar

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.

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