Όπως μας είχε ανακοινώσει τον περασμένο Ιούλιο, η Dodge παρουσίασε σήμερα την Viper SRT ΜΥ2015. Πρώτη και κύρια αλλαγή, όπως πιθανόν κατάλαβες, είναι η επιστροφή του ονόματος Dodge στον τίτλο του αυτοκινήτου, μιας και το SRT υπο-brand καταργείται, και μέχρι τώρα λεγόταν SRT Viper.
Στη συνέχεια, η αμερικάνικη εταιρία δυνάμωσε τον V10 κινητήρα της οχιάς, με τον 8,4-λίτρων κινητήρα να αποδίδει 645 άλογα, 5 άλογα περισσότερα, με την ροπή να παραμένει στα ίδια επίπεδα, σε αυτά των 812 Nm. Το εξατάχυτο χειροκίνητο κιβώτιο βελτιώθηκε και αυτό στα σημεία, κάτι που πλέον βοηθάει το αυτοκίνητο να μειώσει την κατανάλωση του.
Προστίθεται μια ακόμα νέα έκδοση, η GT, η οποία τοποθετείται ανάμεσα στην απλή Viper και την Viper GTS, με την συγκεκριμένη έκδοση να έχει επιπλέον εξοπλισμό από την entry-level, ο οποίος περιλαμβάνει ρυθμιζόμενη ανάρτηση και ρύθμιση του συστήματος ευστάθειας σε 5 προγράμματα. Στο εσωτερικό της Viper GT θα υπάρχει Nappa δέρμα και αλκαντάρα, καθώς και ειδικές ραφές.
Η πιο σκληροπυρηνική έκδοση είναι η Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition, η οποία βασίζεται στην Viper SRT Time Attack και διεθέτει ένα νέο αεροδυναμικό πακέτο με carbon splitters και μεγαλύτερη πίσω αεροτομή για δημιουργία μεγαλύτερης κάθετης δύναμης. Η συγκεκριμένη έκδοση θα έχει σχεδόν αγωνιστική ανάρτηση, carbon μπάρες στο χώρο της μηχανής, φρένα της Brembo, ζάντες Sidewinder II, με ελαστικά Pirelli P Zero Corsa και αγωνιστικά καθίσματα της Sabelt με πορτοκαλί λεπτομέρειες. Η παραγωγή της θα περιοριστεί στις 96 μονάδες, με την Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition να είναι διαθέσιμη σε τρία χρώματα: το Competition Blue, το Yorange και το Venom Black.
Τέλος, θα υπάρχει και η Viper GTS Ceramic Blue Edition που είναι βαμμένη σε ένα μοναδικό Ceramic Blue χρώμα με μαύρες λωρίδες και ζάντες της Rattler σε χρώμα Black Vapor Chrome. Οι απολήξεις της εξάτμισης είναι σε Satin Black, οι δαγκάνες είναι πορτοκαλί χρώματος, ενώ στο πίσω μέρος υπάρχει carbon φάσα.
Στο εσωτερικό θα διαθέτει και αυτό Nappa δέρμα με αλκαντάρα, καθώς και ασημί ραφές, με την παραγωγή της να περιορίζεται στις 40 μονάδες.
Για επιπλέον πληροφορίες μπορείς να διαβάσεις το εκτενέστατο Δελτίο Τύπου που ακολουθεί.
Dodge Brand Announces New Models, Colors and Options for the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT Lineup
New for 2015 is the Dodge Viper GT model with driver-selectable suspension system and luxurious interior appointments, previously only available with the top-of-the-line GTS model price class Viper TA (Time Attack) 2.0 Special Edition spec-package enhances the turn-key on-track set-up with more performance upgrades in three exclusive, limited-edition colors New Dodge Viper GTS Ceramic Blue Edition Package offers enthusiasts a unique ceramic exterior paint color and a luxurious interior, featuring Alcantara and carbon fiber surfaces and additional exclusive content in a limited-build package New interior color combinations for the Alcantara, Nappa leather and Laguna leather materials, including the all-new Demonic Red New high-impact, show-car quality exterior color – Stryker Purple – is available on 2015 GT and GTS models, while the new Yorange exterior color is available on Viper model Exterior stripe color packages include: Black Venom, Billet Silver, Bright White, Gunmetal Pearl and Adrenaline Red Continuous refinements to the 8.4-liter V-10 engine and Tremec six-speed manual transmission result in an additional 5 horsepower – now 645 – and an additional mile per gallon (mpg) on the highway to 20 mpg
Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 2, 2014 – New for 2015, the iconic Dodge Viper SRT receives a new, mid-priced GT model along with numerous styling and performance enhancements across the vehicle lineup.
“The Dodge brand is committed to keeping the ultimate American-built exotic supercar as unique as ever by offering new packages with some of the most exclusive and high-quality content we’ve ever produced in the Viper,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Brand and Fleet Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “Our Dodge Viper customers crave new and exclusive options, which motivates our design and engineering teams to create special builds that continue to deliver our successful high-performance formula for street and track driving, while allowing our enthusiasts to stand out in their world-class supercars.”
The Dodge Viper SRT is produced at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
New GT model New for 2015 is the Viper GT model that builds off the entry-level Viper by adding the driver-selectable suspension system, featuring Bilstein DampTronic Select shock absorbers with street and track settings, a five-mode electronic stability control system, and a unique interior with standard Alcantara and Nappa leather seats available in black, Demonic Red or Sepia, with accent stitching for the customer who wants a true Grand Touring performance machine.
The new Dodge Viper GT model will be priced between the Viper and Viper GTS models. Final pricing will be announced at a later date.
New 2015 Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition The street-legal Dodge Viper SRT TA (Time Attack) 2.0 Special Edition is an evolution of the successful 2014 TA model and provides even more downforce with a new rear wing balanced with aerodynamic additions for the front of the car. The TA 2.0 is specifically built for performance enthusiast drivers who like to exercise their machines at the more than 150 road-race courses across North America.
The TA 2.0 Special Edition Package builds upon the Viper’s ultra-low center of gravity, 50/50 weight distribution and largest contact patch in the production car world. The Viper TA 2.0 uses chassis parts developed specifically by the SRT Engineering chassis dynamics team to attain the most out of the race-car-like chassis and create the most confidence inspiring Viper ever. SRT Engineering developed new spring rates, dampers, sway bars and brake components, combined as a system with the new rear wing and front aero devices, to create one of the most track-capable production cars in the world. The changes keep the Dodge Viper SRT TA 2.0 glued to the track, while the brake system is enhanced for improved balance and to resist thermal saturation during track work.
Key high-performance equipment for the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT TA 2.0 Special Edition includes: A new TA 2.0 Aerodynamics Package, which includes new front dive planes, carbon fiber front corner splitters with extended rub strips and a new, larger rear wing to boost downforce at higher speeds – increasing downforce from 278 pounds at 150 mph to 400 pounds at 150 mph compared with the 2014 Viper TA Unique race-tuned calibration for the two-mode Bilstein DampTronic suspension system, retuned springs, shocks and road-racing derived sway bars, which offer firmer levels of damping and a smaller spread between modes than what is found on the Viper GTS Lighter, carbon fiber structural X-brace replaces the standard aluminum brace under the hood and ties the four corners of the engine compartment together, contributing to the 50-percent increase in torsional rigidity and stiffness across the Viper lineup Brembo two-piece, 32 millimeters wide, high-thermal capacity rotors and pads, which optimize heat dissipation and provide improved use in extreme track situations Standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are mounted on ultra-lightweight, multi-spoke Sidewinder II wheels. The brake calipers feature a black anodized finish with the Viper logo shown in TA Orange.
Inside, the performance driver-oriented cabin of the 2015 Viper TA 2.0 uses the standard premium ballistic fabric racing seats from Sabelt, featuring a lightweight fiberglass shell created by a state-of-the-art resin transfer molding technology for mass reduction and long-term durability. Both driver and passenger seats can also accommodate a three- or six-point harness for racing belts.
The standard black interior combination includes unique orange accent stitching on the cloth seats, instrument panel (through the cowl), center stack, console, pull brake, shifter boot, shifter head, steering wheel and upper doors.
On the exterior, the Viper TA 2.0 is available in three limited-edition colors: Competition Blue, Yorange, which is new for 2015, and Venom Black.
Production of the 2015 Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition packages will be limited to 32 units of each of the three exterior colors.
New 2015 Dodge Viper GTS Ceramic Blue Edition Package The new Dodge Viper GTS Ceramic Blue Edition Package features an exclusive Ceramic Blue paint color with black stripes and five-spoke “Rattler” wheels finished exclusively in Black Vapor Chrome.
Unique exterior accents on the Ceramic Blue Edition Package include a GTS sill badge, Satin Black exhaust bezel, Ceramic Blue fuel filler door, orange brake calipers, carbon fiber brake ducts and rear applique.
Luxurious interior accents include Alcantara wrapped headliner, door bolsters and knee blockers; silver accent stitching on the Nappa leather-wrapped door trim, center console and instrument panel and on the Nappa leather and Alcantara seats. Silver accents are also added to the door panel and instrument panel. Carbon fiber accents are added throughout the center stack, door panels and steering wheel, and an exclusive carbon serialized GTS badge adorns the dashboard identifying the production number of the vehicle.
Only 40 units of the Viper GTS model with the Ceramic Blue Edition Package will be built during the 2015 model year.
Stryker Purple and Yorange are new Viper colors for 2015 Available on the 2015 Viper GT and GTS models, new Stryker Purple expands the world-class exterior color palette with enhanced pigments and a “liquid mercury” appearance. The newest color is the perfect choice for enthusiasts who want to take their Dodge Viper SRT to the next level of exclusivity with a vivid and unique finish that reflects light to show off the dramatic curves of the Viper.
Yorange is the newest high-impact color made exclusively for the Viper model and offers a vibrant mix of bright orange and yellow tones.
The application of the exterior paint is a very detailed and intricate process, taking approximately eight hours to complete. The process first starts with a base color coat followed by a tinted mid-coat and topped off with a clear finish. Each coat application adds depth and accentuates the curvature of the Viper’s exterior design.
Awe-inspiring V-10 powertrain The heart and soul of the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is its venerable, handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-liter, mid-front V-10 overhead-valve engine, featuring an ultra-high-flow, lightweight composite intake manifold; high-strength forged pistons; sodium-filled exhaust valves; exhaust system catalysts to ease backpressure and an aluminum flywheel that reduces reciprocating losses.
Engine calibration and transmission refinements for 2015 raise the horsepower rating for the SRT-engineered V-10 to 645 horsepower, while fuel economy increases one mile per gallon (mpg) on the highway to 20 mpg. Engine torque remains at 600 lb.-ft. – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world.
Approximately 25 pounds have been shaved from the fully dressed engine compared with the previous-generation model (2010 model year).
The Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission features close gear ratios and a final-drive ratio of 3.55. Short shifter throws make the 2015 Dodge Viper models extremely engaging to drive. Its top speed of 206 mph is achieved through 6th gear with maximum engine speed (redline) at 6,200 rpm.
For 2015, a revised sixth gear ratio has been added for the Dodge Viper GT and GTS models, resulting in reduced engine noise at highway cruising speeds.
Outstanding ride, handling and capability Starting with a stiffer structure that provides 50 percent more torsional rigidity than the previous generation model, the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT chassis benefits from numerous enhancements – many learned through racing efforts with Viper GTS-R, Competition Coupe and ACR-X models.
In addition to the aluminum X-brace under the hood that ties the suspension pickup points to the magnesium cowl super casting, an aluminum impact beam at the front of the car contributes to 50/50 weight distribution, while providing excellent crashworthiness. This also benefits torsional rigidity and stiffness.
Structurally, many reworked chassis components take advantage of new materials able to accommodate reduced thickness and complex shapes without compromising structural rigidity. The result is an overall weight savings of approximately 100 pounds versus the previous generation model.
The Dodge Viper model includes a single mode, high-performance suspension, while the GTS model adds a driver-selectable suspension system featuring Bilstein DampTronic Select shock absorbers with street and track settings.
All 2015 Dodge Viper SRT models ride on standard Pirelli P Zero, Z-rated tires with outstanding grip, steering feel and cold-weather performance, regardless of road surface, while also broadening the performance envelope on the street or the track.
Standard safety technologies include electronic multistage stability control and traction control, which helps to maximize traction performance at virtually any speed and driving environment.
All 2015 Dodge Viper models feature a steering-wheel-mounted switch for the standard launch control, allowing for optimal acceleration from standing starts.
Benchmark braking Brake performance for the 2015 Dodge Viper is engineered to provide short stopping distances, low modulation, outstanding durability and balanced brake performance without fading under extreme conditions.
Each corner features four-piston Brembo brakes with fixed-aluminum calipers and vented rotors boasting a diameter of 355 mm by 32 mm. Brake calipers are forged. All surfaces are machined for full weight optimization. The calipers are among the stiffest available. Heat distortion is nearly eliminated, even under the most demanding braking conditions.
Lightweight and slotted two-piece rotors from StopTech are standard on the Dodge Viper GTS models for 2015.
The new 2015 Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition Package features a Brembo brake system that increases thermal capacity and optimizes heat dissipation providing improved extreme use. The brake calipers on the 2015 SRT Viper TA 2.0 feature a black anodized finish with the Viper logo shown in TA Orange.
Race-inspired, high-performance interiors The driver-oriented interior cabins of all 2015 SRT Viper models feature superior craftsmanship, premium material appointments and performance-oriented technologies.
All major interior surfaces are sewn and wrapped, with additional padding applied in comfort areas.
Nappa leather seats with Alcantara inserts are included with the new Viper GT model along with accent stitching throughout the interior. Color combinations include a black interior with black seats, a black interior with Sepia seats, and a black interior with the new for 2015 Demonic Red seats.
On the Viper GTS model, Nappa leather-wrapped surfaces surround the cabin. Laguna leather seats and an Alcantara headliner are now standard. Accent colors are applied to the seats, doors, center console and stitching, including two-tone combinations of Sepia and black, and a Demonic Red and black combination.
Also available with the GTS is a fully wrapped premium Laguna leather interior in all black, all Sepia or all Demonic Red resulting in a luxurious full-dipped look.
Quality fit and finish is showcased across the lineup with details such as the triple paint-finished gun-metal appliqués on the cluster bezel, HVAC outlets, window-switch bezels, shifter base, park-brake bezel and the integrated passenger grab-handle on the center console.