2016 Dodge Viper Roadster will look pretty much the same as the normal Dodge Viper 2015 with its roof removed and replaced with a soft top fully hidden under the metal hatch behind the seats. Photos of the new Viper 2016 still have not been officially published, so we show you some render images.
2016 Dodge Viper Convertible Exterior
The modified exterior design of the Viper Roadster is based on the Medusa concept, and it brings some changes compared to the Coupe version. It received an aggressive, sporty look and air vents, which should speed up the engine cooling
The Viper car will feature an automatic, push-button, gentle roof, which along with the use of lightweight materials reduces weight of the vehicle by 40%. The company decided to use parts of which at least 75% comes from the U.S., thus saving money on production costs and repairs.
Dodge Viper 2016 Interior
Interior wise, 2016 Roadster has the same luxury interior as the Coupe, with no real changes. The only difference is that this time more attention was paid to passenger safety, so an innovation is a rollover safety cage that pops out if it senses the car rolling over.
The new Dodge Viper has two seats upholstered in leather. The steering wheel is small but incredibly precise, which is obligatory for a vehicle like this.
The room is designed and packed so well, that both the driver and the passenger will feel as if they’re riding in a rocket.
Dodge Viper Engine and Specs
2016 Dodge Viper Roadster will be using a modified version of the 8.4-liter V10 which has been the largest engine for years. Delivering 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, it’s one of the most powerful aspirated engines in the world. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and rear wheel drive. The Viper Roadster is a front-mid engined car, hence 50/50 weight distribution. This makes it good on bendy and fast roads, and thanks to Brembo brakes and independent suspension, it’s able to easily outrun most cars.
The chassis mostly remains the same, due to the fact that the Coupe model already had most of the supporting strut installed.
As for the performance, the vehicle is able to accelerate 0-60 mph in 3.4 s, with the top speed of 205 mph.
Price and release date
The new Viper Roadster is to be released in the second half of this year and it will cost about $95,000, a bit less in comparison to its competitors. Dodge decided to release the Viper with the introduction of the Corvette Convertible which offers similar specs at a lower price. When Dodge Viper is for sale, many customers will not watch price than the Viper buy with a heart.
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