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  1. SRT Engineers

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    Toddy,

    Thanks for the compliments!
    · The Gen V intake has longer runners with an improved shape and entry. It will outperform a ported Gen IV manifold.
    · Same lift, longer duration and acceleration.
    · The aluminum flywheel dissipates heat better and does not require as much thermal mass.
    · Exhaust changes include a single pass wash coat to the cats (for precious metal deposition) and a new resonator (see answer to post #9).
    · The Gen V head gaskets will work on Gen III & Gen IV and would be a cooling improvement but there also some holes in the head that would need to be added and one that would need to be blocked.
    · Fuel cut-off will remain at 6400 rpm.
    · Same basic rear differential with 3.55:1 gears and new stud shafts and half shafts for improved serviceability and function.
     
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    The car will be at ALMS races later in the season, as well other events like Pebble Beach and even Le Mans (on display). We will have a full schedule in the events section on driveSRT.com and the driveSRT Facebook page.
     
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    To the Marketing folks attending, when can we expect to see more Gen V merchandise, diecasts, etc?

    Any plans for a TV show? ;)
    viper-show.jpg
     
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    There is no factory backed effort at this time. We are assisting a privateer effort.
     
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    If you spell the tire company name correctly (Pirelli).... but seriously a 375/25R19 is quite a unqiue size. The 355/30R19 won't dissappoint.
     
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    Is the engine still 510 cubic inches? I read somewhere it's now 512 but not sure if that is true...
     
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    That is great can't wait to see it at Pebble !!
     
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    Bob Bob Bob,

    640 still isn’t enough eh? How fast is fast enough? The Gen V is built to be as robust as possible but we can’t comment about a boosted application at this time. Probably safe to say you would need to reduce the compression ratio though…
     
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    The doors are super plastic formed and therefore the material has high stretch, so good dent resistance.
     
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    The car will be at ALMS races later in the season. We only have a few cars available to show, before production starts, so there will be a lot of regional shows that we won't be able get to (sorry). We will have a full schedule in the events section on driveSRT.com and the driveSRT Facebook page.
     
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    Q1) sorry, we can't answer questions about future product.
    Q2) See above.
    Q3) See above.
    Q4) See above.
    Q5) The production car will be equipped with Pirellis.
    Q6) See above.
    Q7) No. Damptronic is a superior system that provides more range between compliant ride for the street, and firm damping for the track.
     
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    The actual displacement is 511.4 cubic inches at the standard bore size and has been since the 8.4L engine came out in 2008.
     
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    Light wt, composites have certain benefits but aluminum made the best case for us.
     
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    We are working on some TV show options, but maybe not as good as the one above. It won an Emmy, didn't it?
     
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    How fast is fast enough? Light speed would do it. LQ.

     
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    No announcements on opening race date yet, we will announce this as we get closer to being ready. No announcements on other series yet - we're focusing on ALMS right now.
     
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    Too early to tell.
     
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    We can't discuss future product Tony, thanks.
     
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    Food for thought and analysis. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry we can't discuss future product plans Supersnake.
     
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    srt

    i know its been said, but i too must say

    fine job :headbang:

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    thanks :hug:
     
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    Loved the Viper TV show! Make sure you guys get in touch with the Fast & Furious folks. I hear they are working on a 6th installment!
     
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    the Gen V had many key points that were deemed important to the spirit of the car. Everyone wanted the curves back!!! An important one was the clamshell hood. The design hurdles were the hinge and hinge point, latch design and release, the hood mounted head lamps. Manufacturing the hood itself was the large challenge due to the size.
     
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    Bob Bob Bob!


    You have an active imagination!
     
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    We can't discuss future product, I mean movies...
     
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    driveSRT.com is on-hand to bring you spy photos of the Viper engineering team from inside the den. Thanks for your questions, crew.

    Stop by driveSRT.com over the coming months for inside information surrounding the Viper and our SRT Motorsports program. We're always looking to recruit more Viper Club members on our Facebook and Twitter pages, too.
     

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    Say hi to Adam barrera for me!
     
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    you folks have really done a super job with everything.. congrats to all on your great effort.. homerun!!!
     
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    I've hogged enough time with my questions so I'll stop now. But thank you very much for taking the time tonight (after hours and all) and for answering my and other questions. You all have done a great job with the Gen V and can be proud. I'm saving now!
     
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    One of the common complaints among Viper owners (in hot climates especially) is the amount of heat entering the interior of the car through the floor area (not just the side sills). Have there been any significant improvements in reducing heat transfer to the driver compartment beyond the side exhaust/door sill area? It seems like the A/C system could use a little more capacity to keep up with this massive heat generating V10!
     
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