The 2023 Dodge Viper is a sports car manufactured by Dodge. The 2023 Dodge Viper is a two-seater sports car that comes in five trim levels: SRT, GTC, GTS, and a more track-oriented ACR. The powerful two-seater Dodge Viper instantly sparked interest in the Dodge brand among auto enthusiasts and the automotive press. Lutz hoped it would lift the morale of designers and engineers who were discouraged by the ugly, unpopular cars they were ordered to produce. Consider, too, the high-revving Ford Mustang GT350, which is objectively slower in a straight line but excellent on the racetrack and much cheaper. A few more luxury options include the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type, both of which we highly recommend.
The standard equipment on the base SRT is 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with high-performance tires, keyless ignition and remote entry, manually adjustable seats, tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, electrically adjustable pedals, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera, automatic air conditioning, 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation system, SRT performance apps, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity, and 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound satellite radio with a USB port.
2023 Dodge Viper : Interior
Inside, the interior features many soft-touch surfaces and quality materials throughout the cabin, but similarly priced competitors do much better. Essentially, the Viper’s pricing puts it against some serious luxury sports cars, and the interior doesn’t reflect that. One bright spot is the Uconnect infotainment interface, which is one of the best systems available in terms of ease of use and responsiveness. Because the Viper’s cabin is cramped, taller passengers may have equipment issues.
Lateral space is also top-notch, as the wide transmission tunnel holds everything so tight. Drivers and passengers who decide to wear shorts or dresses will also need to be careful, as the Viper’s side exhaust pipes get extremely hot and need to be run over them to get out of the car. Visibility is limited, with the combination of a very low roofline and a high arching that makes it feel like you’re looking through a posthole to see out of the car. The side view is compromised by the large roof pillars.
Looking back isn’t easy either, and the Dodge Viper‘s small hatch forces you to rely heavily on the rear-view camera. On paper, 14.7 cubic feet of luggage capacity is generous, but that’s only if you pile your cargo on the roof. Usable space is limited to a narrow shaft behind a really large mound. In the passenger compartment, storage space is also light, with a few small pockets and boxes.
2023 Dodge Viper : Engine
The Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 that produces 645 hp and 600 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual, the only transmission available. On the test track, the 2023 Viper GT accelerated from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. The EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2017 Dodge Viper is 14 mpg combined (12 city/19 highway), which is poor even for this class of high-performance cars. During our year-long testing with a Dodge Viper GT, we found it could easily clear the city/highway estimates if you use a light foot, but if you can’t resist the urge to pedal loudly, easily be single-digit mileage.
2023 Dodge Viper : Safety
The standard safety features for all 2023 Dodge Viper include anti-lock brakes, stability control, side door-mounted airbags, and a rearview camera. On the test track, in a simulated-panic stop, the Viper came to a complete stop at 103 feet at 60 miles per hour. It’s several feet taller than other ultra-high-performance coupes, but still much shorter than the average sports car.