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LA 2009: Dodge Viper enters final year with tweaks and first two limited-edition models

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Dec 2nd 2009 at 12:48PM
2010 Dodge Viper ACR 1:33 Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2010 model year marks the last run of the 600-hp Dodge Viper. To keep performance (and consumer interest) high for the next 12 months, the automaker is adding new colors, enhancing performance and releasing several limited-edition models.

Standard Viper SRT10 models receive two new exterior colors: Toxic Orange Pearl Coat and Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat. A new shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from .74 to .80) improves high speed acceleration (the 0-200 mph run drops by 14 seconds). The track-bred ACR models get a new short-throw shifter, and new aerodynamic tweaks to the rear wing lower drag while improving downforce (top speed bumps up to 184 mph on the ACR model).

As of today, the automaker has announced the first two special variants of the Viper, and they promise more will come. The Dodge Viper ACR 1:33 Edition, paying tribute to the record-setting run at Laguna Seca, is identified by its unique two-tone Black Clear Coat/Red Clear Coat exterior color (the opposite of the original Viper ACR color). Other cosmetic enhancements include piano black console bezels with red gauge highlights and red stitching on the seats. The Vooodoo-edition Viper ACR gets an all Black Clear Coat exterior with a Graphite stripe outlined in red. Talk about exclusivity – only 10 cars will be produced with the unique striping on both the exterior and steering wheel. You can check out both limited edition models in our live gallery below and read Dodge's press release after the jump.

Gallery: LA 2009: 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10

 

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New 5th gear ratio improves 0-200mph by 14 seconds...yet the top speed on the acr is 184mph? :bigthinking:
Is it electronically limited?

Btw, BEAUTIFUL car! It's been my dream car since I can remember! 2003 Vipers go for 40k now and they look amazing! Maybe after college and after I become an actuary... lol

Good post!
 

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New 5th gear ratio improves 0-200mph by 14 seconds...yet the top speed on the acr is 184mph? :bigthinking:
Is it electronically limited?

Btw, BEAUTIFUL car! It's been my dream car since I can remember! 2003 Vipers go for 40k now and they look amazing! Maybe after college and after I become an actuary... lol

Good post!
LOL at 46 i am in position financially to pick up a low mileage 04-05 and have a actually been looking at them the last few weekends, told my wife if they give me the right trade for the challenger i will trade in a heartbeat
sad to see it go but i also have wanted a viper since seeing that very first
one at the philla car show way back when.
 

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LOL at 46 i am in position financially to pick up a low mileage 04-05 and have a actually been looking at them the last few weekends, told my wife if they give me the right trade for the challenger i will trade in a heartbeat
sad to see it go but i also have wanted a viper since seeing that very first
one at the philla car show way back when.
Go for it! That is completely understandable! lol
Just don't forget us! lol

And I believe (not sure if true) that the Viper will actually be reintroduced in 2013. Maybe adding some Ferrari technology? lol
 

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And I believe (not sure if true) that the Viper will actually be reintroduced in 2013. Maybe adding some Ferrari technology? lol
I'd bet money on that. I think Ralph Giles has said that it will be back.
 
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