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typically convertibles are heavier than the coupe versions...is this true for the viper?
 

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rwhp said:
Nope.

RT/10's are almost 100 lb's lighter than GTS. This is offcourse if both cars are gen 2's.
I agree...of course if you add the hard top it gets closer, but there's less obviously less steel.
 

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Makaha said:
typically convertibles are heavier than the coupe versions...
And that is because, generally, the coupe is designed first, then, to make a convertible version, they cut the top but have to reinforce everything to make the body stiff enough, thus adding weight.

The Viper was designed as a roadster. To make a coupe, a roof was added making it heavier.

The Viper is one of the few instances where the coupe version is MORE expensive than the roadster version.
 

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Cap, yes that's what I have read over and over again the reinforcement of the structure..I was wondering if that applied to the rt. I did not know that about the coupe.....thanks for the education. THANKS FOR THE INFO EVERYONE.
 
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