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2005 Will be the first year of the new Viper coupe. What would you like/want and to change from the stand point of the SRT-10 and previous Vipers? Im thinkin..

Bring back Sapphire Blue/White Stripes
Maybe a "targa" roof if they could do it very clean and hidden
MUCH more power! Mercedes passed the 500hp mark, then 600, 650 whats next, the 2005 Coupe should at least have 650 (but more is definetally better!)if a Mercedes can have 650 and 730tq stock
TRACTION CONTROL- would help the fact that a 650hp stock Viper will be hard to drive for a sports car first-timer, hell, even an experienced driver.
If the wheels are gonna be shiny, make them CHROME , cleaning polished wheels sucks! (Wider wheels would be better too)

Things it would be "cool" to have but arent necessary (options):
Power seats are definetally cool if more than one person drives the viper
Cruise Control-I drove to/from VOI's and its gets very tiring (im definetally shipping next year)
Locking gas cap is also a good idea, not just for jealous people, but for the piece of mind (Ive had friends cars screwed up this way, its EXPENSIVE)
Fantasy option: a "ride control" option like the Corvette's have, that way Vipers can have thier bumpy sport ride or a cruise luxury ride (hey it could be an option)

Thats all I can think of now, lets hear what you gotta add....
 

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targa roof: get an SRT, targa=flex and leaks
more power: I'd rather have lighter weight, and make the car controlable.
traction control: /images/graemlins/greddy.gif

power seats: /images/graemlins/greddy.gif
cruise control : /images/graemlins/greddy.gif
Locking gascap: always good
ride control: /images/graemlins/supergay.gif


Sounds like you need a plush mercedes.
 

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In Europe you can buy the Audi RS6, 420HP and 380lbft of torque....
The DC needs to put a supercharger or something on the viper and make it take the power lead again. When a station wagon like the RS6 has the same or comparable performance figures and you can pick up a Benz that is competetive life is scary for a muscle car lover. Time to make a true muscle car with twice the performance of a audi or a benz. For nothing else than that if nothing is done the viper will quickly become an "also-ran" car....
 

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How do you know 2005 is the year? Please give me some details as I've been waiting for the announcement but haven't heard a thing.
 

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Clam shell hood...Stripes...I like the targa idea( for those of us that are not on the track-the Vettes look pretty good)
 

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if it has a targa roof, is it still a coupe? i am damn glad my GTS doesnt have one, if i wanted one i would have gotten an RT10. as far as colors go, im not too picky b/c they will probably use the basic colors that the srt has now. i think the 500hp is plenty for a stock viper. i dont think traction control is good either b/c is bastardizes the car. i agree, it is hard as hell to launch the car, but the viper was built as a track car, not a drag car, and when do you launch it there? locking gas cap for sure! i think i left my plastic cap at the gas station, or could have been stolen. either way,i want that shit protected. i think if you drive your car long distances, cruise control wouldnt be a bad option, but i wouldnt pay for it if i didnt have to. jonB can get you cruise control for your rt10 texasvipers. i am not familar with the ride control, but i dont want to influence the new viper with too many vette ideas. there is a reason i bought the viper instead of the vette....
all these opinions are purely hypothetical, but i would want the new coupe to be raw just like my gts is now!
 

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A targa top would make it look like the RT/10 :nod:

I doubt DC can make it that much lighter unless they use a lot of aluminum then the cost goes way up. Power seats and stuff will make it heavier, For traction control it would have to be an automatic /images/graemlins/greddy.gif how about active handling that wont add to much weight and it will handel a lot better.

The blue and white is my favorite color combo I wish the RT/10 had it.
 

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FIRST AND FOREMOST!!! ITS GOT TO LOOK LIKE THE COMPETITION COUPE!! Its gotta have ALL the body work that the CC has. It needs more HP, forged pistons. HP should be at least 550. A clamshell hood would be nice if its possible. Bring back Connelly interiors!! Is this a rumor? Is it coming for sure???!??!?!??!!?!
 

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brianflynn said:
The blue and white is my favorite color combo I wish the RT/10 had it.
There were 56 blue/white R/T10's made in '97. Very hard to come by.

As for a targa GTS, I think it would look significatly different than the R/T10. The same would go for a SRT/Coupe. The Vette targa top is alot cooler to me than the convertable, IMHO.
 

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Once again, who said 2005 was the time? The guys on org are saying 2006. And then only if we're lucky. Where's this info coming from?
 

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Steve Ferguson said:
"You won't see a production ready Coupe in 2005. If lucky, maybe 2006 or 2007, but right now the study has just started so no funding has not even been arranged."
 

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RedSnakeGTS said:
if it has a targa roof, is it still a coupe? i am damn glad my GTS doesnt have one, if i wanted one i would have gotten an RT10.
Im saying same basic roof design, still hatchback, but just with a detachable roof, (just an example) the Supra's have a very clean targa top, still hatch, and is very hard to tell they are targa.

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I think the 500hp is plenty for a stock viper.
Scenario: You and your girlfriend are going out one night and Treynor's S-600 lines up beside you, he is in the big body Mercedes Benz that can seat 5 people very comfortably, you are in a Viper, a very raw and fast sports car biult for speed, the Merc revs at you, you rev back, light turns green and the Mercedes gets the launch and starts pulling you while your girlfriend is laughing inside because you just got pulled by a Mercedes Benz. Is 500hp stil enough? I also find that intresting that you say 500 is enough especially when you are having yours supercharged to 750hp??? Hell the new Lightning is going to have 500!

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I dont think traction control is good either b/c is bastardizes the car. i agree, it is hard as hell to launch the car, but the viper was built as a track car, not a drag car, and when do you launch it there?
You cant be serious when you say the Viper was built as a track car, sure it was but the "Viper" lost all its racing "look" and styling when the SRT-10 CONVERTIBLE came out, besides that, the ratio of Vipers driven on the "track" compared to the ones just driven and drag raced frequently is about 1%-99%, I think Dodge CAN have an option that isnt just for "track" racing, there is life outdside the track, how many times have you been to the track??

I was saying traction control would be good for the fact with higher hp levels 500++.
Also the person who said manual transmission's cant have t/c, uhhh ever been in a standard Vette/Porsche e.t.c?

RedSnakeGTS said:
All these opinions are purely hypothetical, but i would want the new coupe to be raw just like my gts is now!
Raw like the SRT-10 Convertible?
 

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Once again, who said 2005 was the time? The guys on org are saying 2006. And then only if we're lucky. Where's this info coming from?
Ahile back I saw 05' on dot org, guess it was just b/s.
 

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TexasVipers said:
RedSnakeGTS said:
if it has a targa roof, is it still a coupe? i am damn glad my GTS doesnt have one, if i wanted one i would have gotten an RT10.
Im saying same basic roof design, still hatchback, but just with a detachable roof, (just an example) the Supra's have a very clean targa top, still hatch, and is very hard to tell they are targa.

RedSnakeGTS said:
I think the 500hp is plenty for a stock viper.
Scenario: You and your girlfriend are going out one night and Treynor's S-600 lines up beside you, he is in the big body Mercedes Benz that can seat 5 people very comfortably, you are in a Viper, a very raw and fast sports car biult for speed, the Merc revs at you, you rev back, light turns green and the Mercedes gets the launch and starts pulling you while your girlfriend is laughing inside because you just got pulled by a Mercedes Benz. Is 500hp stil enough? I also find that intresting that you say 500 is enough especially when you are having yours supercharged to 750hp??? Hell the new Lightning is going to have 500!

RedSnakeGTS said:
I dont think traction control is good either b/c is bastardizes the car. i agree, it is hard as hell to launch the car, but the viper was built as a track car, not a drag car, and when do you launch it there?
You cant be serious when you say the Viper was built as a track car, sure it was but the "Viper" lost all its racing "look" and styling when the SRT-10 CONVERTIBLE came out, besides that, the ratio of Vipers driven on the "track" compared to the ones just driven and drag raced frequently is about 1%-99%, I think Dodge CAN have an option that isnt just for "track" racing, there is life outdside the track, how many times have you been to the track??

I was saying traction control would be good for the fact with higher hp levels 500++.
Also the person who said manual transmission's cant have t/c, uhhh ever been in a standard Vette/Porsche e.t.c?

RedSnakeGTS said:
All these opinions are purely hypothetical, but i would want the new coupe to be raw just like my gts is now!
Raw like the SRT-10 Convertible?
are you gay?
 

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Thanks for the update:

I've had the 500 Benz myself and have several friends who currently have the 600. I wouldn't imagine a problem w/ either, in a stock Gen II GTS at that. Does the guy who owns that S600 have a lot of work done to it or something? I know they can be scary fast with some work done because I've seen Motor Trends Shoot-Out and the Benz was fierce! But stock???
 

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are you gay? [/quote]

Get a clue kid :idea:, no one wants you in this post

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get a clue? you're the one rationalizing traction control for the Viper./images/graemlins/greddy.gif

I'd still peg you at about 18-19 years old, take daddy's car out of your av. The giveaway is your writing style.
 

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are you gay? [/quote]

Get a clue kid :idea:, no one wants you in this post

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yea...go away kid...who wants you... :lolcry:



Personally I don't think there will ever be a "GTS" srt-10. There is no need for one...if you want to race...buy a Comp Coup. (at least that may be DC's thinking)
 

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TobyT said:
are you gay?
Get a clue kid :idea:, no one wants you in this post

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yea...go away kid...who wants you... :lolcry: [/quote]

Yeah who the fuck am I anyway? Hold on a tick, I'll go get a pic of my dad's car, put it as my avatar and try and act like I'm 40.

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