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1998 Dodge Viper

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EPA Classification Two Seater
Front Wheel Size 17 x 10 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 x 13 in
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 4 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Engine Type Gas V10
Displacement 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 451 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 490 @ 3700
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 21 MPG
Cruising Range - City 228.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 12 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 399.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Description Cont. Again Synchronized
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double A-arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double A-arms
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Not Available
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.0 x 1.26 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.0 x 0.87 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 19.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 40.5 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 41.3 ft
Front Tire Size P275/40ZR17
Rear Tire Size P335/35ZR17
Spare Tire Size T155/80D16
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Base Curb Weight 3440 lbs
Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Volume N/A ft³
Front Head Room 37.5 in
Front Leg Room 42.6 in
Front Shoulder Room 53.8 in
Front Hip Room N/A in
Second Head Room N/A in
Second Leg Room N/A in
Second Shoulder Room N/A in
Second Hip Room N/A in
Wheelbase 96.2 in
Length, Overall 175.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 75.7 in
Height, Overall 43.9 in
Track Width, Front 59.6 in
Track Width, Rear 60.6 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.0 in
Liftover Height N/A in
Trunk Volume 6.8 ft³
3-point unibelts w/inboard mounted retractors Standard
Compact spare tire Standard
Body-color dual manual fold-away outside mirrors Standard
Body-color fascia bumpers Standard
17" X 13" 5-spoke sparkle silver aluminum wheels (rear) Standard
Aero polyellipsoid halogen headlamps w/integral turn signal Standard
Adjustable pedals Standard
Front/rear coil springs/adjustable low pressure gas-charged shock absorbers Standard
8.0L SMPI OHV aluminum V10 engine Standard
12" diameter single dry disc clutch Standard
Resin transfer molded (RTM) composite body, sheet molded compound (SMC) hood Standard
Variable intermittent windshield wiper/washer Standard
Tinted windshield glass Standard
19 gallon fuel tank Standard
650 CCA long-life maintenance-free battery Standard
Full electromechanical analog instrument cluster w/200-MPH speedometer/7000 RPM tachometer, engine coolant temp/oil pressure/volts/fuel gauges Standard
P335/35ZR17 SBR high-performance rear tires Standard
P275/40ZR17 SBR high-performance front tires Standard
Engine oil cooler Standard
4-wheel independent aluminum sport suspension w/upper/lower A-arms, adjustable dampers Standard
Front air dam Standard
Pwr hydraulic rack & pinion steering Standard
Limited-slip differential w/3.07 axle ratio Standard
120 amp alternator Standard
Fascia integrated fog lamps Standard
City 12/hwy 21 (8.0L engine/6-speed manual trans) Standard
Roof support w/integrated center high-mounted stop light Standard
Highback leather reclining bucket seats w/adj lumbar support Standard
Fully-synchronized 6-speed manual transmission w/5th & 6th gear OD Standard
Passenger air bag on/off switch Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
Full center console-inc: park brake lever, ash tray, lockable storage bin Standard
Pwr windows Standard
Leather-wrapped shifter knob/parking brake lever Standard
Dual rear outlet exhaust system Standard
Remote keyless entry/security alarm system Standard
Day/night rear view mirror w/reading lamps Standard
17" X 10" 5-spoke sparkle silver aluminum wheels (front) Standard
Leather wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel w/energy absorbing tilt column Standard
Air conditioning Standard
Direct ignition system Standard
Front/rear stabilizer bars Standard
Driver/passenger air bag supplemental restraint system Standard
Warning lights for engine oil pressure/coolant, engine electronic malfunction, 2-3 shift lockout, charging system, security system Standard
Pwr-assisted 13" front/rear vented disc brakes Standard
Detachable rear tinted window Standard
Premium sound system-inc: AM/FM stereo w/seek/scan, CD player, digital clock, 200-watt amplifiers, 5-speakers Standard
Black soft top Standard
Full Euro-look short pile carpeting Standard

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