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2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe

2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:305/35 ZR18 - 345/30 ZR19
Displacement cu in (cc):505 (8275)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:520(388) / 5600
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:540(732) / 4600
Redline at RPM:6100
Length Width Height in:184.1 77.9 46.3
Weight lb (kg):2995 (1360)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:3.7
Top Speed mph (km/h):192 (309)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe - n.a. (last update: 5/12/2007)

The Dodge Viper Racing Legacy Continues

The Competition Coupe's predecessor - called the Dodge Viper GTS-R and based on the 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe - passes on one of the most distinguished pedigrees in the modern history of endurance racing. The Viper GTS-R earned five international GT championships including the 1999 and 2000 American Le Mans Series GTS class titles and the 1997-1999 FIA GT Championships. The Viper finished 1-2 in the GTS class in three consecutive years -1998-2000 - and notched an amazing overall win at the 2000 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the first for an American production-based car.

The Dodge Viper race car began life in the GT1 class in 1996. The escalating costs persuaded the manufacturer to switch to the GT2 class for the 1997 season. The Viper's production volumes (approximately 2,000 annually) qualified it for the category and it embarked on a racing program that was to earn it a reputation as the most successful American production-based racing car of all time.

As Dodge began to focus more of its engineering resources on development of the next Viper - the 2003 Viper SRT-10 - it was announced in December 2000 that Dodge would take a hiatus from its factory support for Viper endurance racing.

There are no plans at this time to homologate the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe for American Le Mans Series or 24 Hours of Le Mans racing.

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