2014 Dodge SRT Viper Review

  • Performance
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    2.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.5 of 5.0
12 Jun 2014

Another one of Dodge’s fabulous creations is the Viper. It has been the heartthrob of performance car enthusiasts over the world. Just the appearance of the Viper alone tells you that it means business. The company has really added astounding features to the 2014 model. The all new Viper is faster, meaner and looks amazing. It even has a couple of variants to suit the performance needs for various drivers.

You will enjoy driving the base model just as much as the high performance variant. There is one thing that you should keep in mind when buying a Viper: you cannot expect a good gas mileage from it. Without a doubt, the 2014 SRT Viper by Dodge is a true performance car by all means. Let’s look at the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper in depth:

Engine Specifications

The best thing about the 2014 SRT Viper is that the engine is the same across all variants. The variants are different in terms of trim and aerodynamic setting. This is what gives all the variants a completely different driving appeal. The standard engine across all 2014 SRT Viper variants is a massive V-10. The engine produces immense power. The beastly engine produces an incredible 640 horses and 600 pounds of torque. The engine emits so much power that you will not feel the need to ask for more. The best thing about this engine is that it is not turbocharged or supercharged.

For a naturally aspirated engine, it is the most powerful one out there. The 2014 SRT Viper can reach speeds of 60 miles and over in under three seconds. If you run it a quarter mile, you can complete the track in only 11 seconds. The 2014 SRT Viper’s top speed is an amazing 206 miles per hour.

Transmission Options

The 2014 SRT Viper does not provide many options when it comes to the transmission. Since it is a pure performance car, it is only available with a manual transmission option, a six-speed one. This zippy transmission gives you amazing performance on the track as well as on the roads.

Traction Control System

One of the biggest improvements to the Viper is in the traction control system. The 2014 SRT Viper comes with three traction control modes. Previous Viper models were equipped with two modes, on and off. However, the 2014 SRT Viper provides an extra option. You can control the car on your own by turning off the traction. Drivers prefer it on the track. You can also turn the traction control on for better stability. The third option provides traction control and stability in the rain. This is by far one of the best features introduced in the 2014 SRT Viper.

The “Track Attack” Variant

One of the best variants of the 2014 SRT Viper is “Track Attack” (TA). Certain amendments were made to the car’s aerodynamic system to improve its handling on the track. The TA version comes with Pirelli P Zero Corsa racing tires. The splitters are made from carbon-fiber and the wear strip is also replaceable. The tuning of the suspension dampers is altered. The springs are stiffer by 20%, and the roll bar is also stiffer by over 30%. The best addition is the rear spoiler which provides drag to provide better handling on the track.