(4.9) 7 reviews
MSRP: $47,205$72,273
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 600-hp, 8.4-liter V-10 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
Seats: 2
2008 Dodge Viper

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Viper

Our Take

Car buyers who can't get enough horsepower will want to thank Dodge for introducing a revised version of its Viper SRT10 sports car. Not content with merely 510 horsepower, the Viper SRT10 now makes 600 hp from an enlarged V-10 engine. Isn't America great?The 2008 Viper SRT10 is availab... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Throttle lag
  • Top-down turbulence
  • Climbing in/out
  • No cupholder
  • No cruise control
  • No trunk release in cabin

Notable Features

  • V-10 grows to 8.4 liters
  • Power up 90 hp
  • New hood design
  • Twin by-wire throttles
  • Updated transmission
  • 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds


Our Expert Reviews

It was a last-minute addition to plug a hole in Dodge's Detroit Auto Show display in 1989.But when consumers started sending blank checks to reserve one, the Viper got the production go-ahead for the 1992 model year.Viper's role was simple, though vital: Attract folks into Dodge showrooms who hadn't been there in years -- if ever. They might only walk in the door for a peek at th... Read full review for the 2008 Dodge Viper

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will kick your a**!

by Snake owner from Texas on April 4, 2011

Wow the car is extremely powerful and if you dont respect it you will be bite by this snake. Acceleration is crazy and it stops on a dime. Handling is great but you will occasionaly loose control if y... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Dodge Viper.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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