Dodge Viper to receive a supercharged V10 engine

Article by Christian A., on August 19, 2014

The Dodge Viper is not quite a best-seller and everyone knows this. In fact, Chrysler idled production of the Viper for several times due to slow sales. In addition, Dodge introduced Hellcat versions of the Challenger and Charger, which are powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881) Nm of torque.

The Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat models are more powerful than the Dodge Viper, but it appears that this is about to change as Chrysler’s engineers are working on a supercharged version of the 8.4-liter V10 engine hat powers the Viper.

We expect the supercharged V10 engine to deliver over 707 hp, in fact we hope to deliver around 800 hp as it needs to retain its title as the halo model. We don’t know if the new engine can boost sales but the beast really needs some more hp under its hood.

For those who don’t know, the engine 8.4-liter all-aluminum V10 engine found on the current Viper delivers 640 hp and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque.

The engine is bolted to a Tremec TR060 six-sped manual transmission improved with a shorter throw shifter closer gear ratios as well as a final drive ratio shortened to 3.55 from 3.07.

According to Dodge, the Viper is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the low 3-second range, runs the quarter mile in mid 11-second range and has a top speed of 206 mph or 331 km/h.

Pricing starts at $102,485 excluding the destination charge. So, if the rumors are true, we will see a more powerful but also a faster Dodge Viper powers by a supercharged V10.

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