Lot #960.3 - First introduced as a race car for the street, these cars did not have roll up windows or even a folding traditional top. New for 2003 is the Viper SRT-10, which replaced both the GTS and the RT/10, was heavily restyled with sharp, angled bodywork. The engines displacement was increased to 505cid (8.3L) which, with other upgrades, increased output to 500hp and 525lb/ft of torque. Other improvements for the new SRT-10 included reduced engine weight to about 500lbs. The chassis was also improved, becoming more rigid and weighing approximately 80lbs less than the previous model. One of the most practical changes made to the Vipers body was the new manual operated, bi-fold, clamshell soft convertible top. Complete with a single release latch and a heated glass rear window. The new foldaway top turns the Viper into a true all-weather vehicle. The wheelbase was lengthened 2.6" to make room for the top. Overall the SRT-10 weighs approximately 100lbs less than the old Viper RT/10 roadster. Loaded with dual front airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, air conditioning, tilt wheel, power adjustable pedals, power mirrors, power windows, AM/FM 6 disc changer, intermittent wipers, high intensity discharge headlights, folding top and run flat tires. This is a more refined Viper. For 2004 performance also improved, with 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds, 0-100mph in 8.36 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 11.77 seconds at 123.68mph. 1,005 actual miles. From the Jimmy Richardson Collection.
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