Muscle Car DNA: See ADV.1’s on this Dodge Viper

Dodge might have ended the Viper production in 2017, but the V10 powered supercar still represents the quintessential high-performance coupe that has all the Detroit muscle car DNA in its every pore.

The second-generation Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.0-liter odd firing V10 engine, delivering 420 horsepower and 488 lb⋅ft of torque. In turn, the Viper could accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.0 seconds. In its stock form, the Viper II would run the quarter mile in just 12.2 sec @ 119 mph. While no electronic stability control or nanny systems were employed, making it a widow maker for the novice driver, experienced pilots that loved to wrestle with this V10 powered monster appreciate the Viper for all its worth.

The Viper is an insane vehicle. If that can be said about the Viper, it’s racetrack oriented derivative – the Dodge Viper ACR – is something else. The Dodge Viper ACR is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 engine which delivers a whopping 640 horsepower  and at 600 lb·ft, coupled with a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.

In turn, the Dodge Viper ACR of the second generation will accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds. Remember, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will do the same sprint in 3.1 seconds – not that much faster.

The only noticeable lacking areas of the second-gen Viper was the absence of an ABS brake system, proving to be the car’s weakest point.

The brake issue even hurt the car in numerous comparison tests, such as a 1997 “supercar comparison” by Motor Trend. In this test, the Viper GTS has bested cars such as the Ferrari 355, Chevrolet Corvette (C5), Porsche 911 Turbo, Acura NSX-T, Mitsubishi 3000GT, and the Toyota Supra in all performance exercises except braking.

On the other hand, racing teams loved the suspension, stiffer chassis, and aerodynamic body of the vehicle, complete with its potent V10 engine, made the Viper one of the most coveted sources of race cars ever built. Additionally, the Viper also became the darling of the American Muscle tuning world, producing some of the most impressive builds to date.

ADV06R M.V2 Competition Spec wheels

While the car comes with exquisite and performance derived looks, we thought it might need something more. Consequently, a set of ADV06R M.V2 Competition Spec wheels was installed, giving the Viper a fresh look & an insane stance as well.

These ADV06R M.V2 Competition Spec wheels feature a light, rigid and durable construction. Additionally, the wheels come with a contemporary and ever-so-popular directional wheel spoke design. The wheels come in sizes of 20×10.5 and 20×13 in the front and rear, respectively. Furthermore, the wheels feature a beautiful all-white finish, giving these two-piece wheels quite a clean look. You can check out the full build gallery of this Dodge Viper ACR right below.

ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series three-piece wheels

This Second Generation Dodge Viper showcases a set of custom-made ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series three-piece wheels. The ADV05 wheels feature a parallel split five-spoke design is highlighted with narrow spokes complete with aggressive cuts for improved weight reduction and aesthetics. Additionally, the ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series wheels feature bespoke design queues such as advanced window pocketing surrounding each spoke creating a silhouette unique to anything currently in the wheel industry. The wheels are available in both two-piece and three-piece wheel configurations.

In turn, this makes the ADV05 Advanced Series the go-to wheel choice for any Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 570s, and other high-performance and luxury vehicle builds. Just like the Viper seen here.

For this build, we’ve machined wheels in sizes of 19×10.5 in the front and 20×12 in the rear.

These lightweight wheels are adorned with a Brushed Aluminum w/ Polished Windows and Gloss Aluminum w/ Clear finish combination and an Exposed Titanium Hardware option.

For more wheel information, see ADV.1 Wheels. 

About the author

Nicole Ellan James

As an automotive journalist and avid car enthusiast, Nicole Ellan James has a passion for automotive that is reflected in every aspect of her lifestyle. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @nicoleeellan
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