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Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by Marv S, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. JonB

    JonB Viper Owner

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    New colors for '08
    o Viper Violet (sort of a dark metallic iris color, almost like the Sapphire color)
    o Venom Red (metallic maroonish color)
    o Snakeskin Green (metallic lime green)
    o Viper GTS blue
    o B5 Blue (light metallic blue)
    o Viper red (the regular solid red color)
    o Viper orange (solid orange)
    o Black

    Stripe colors are white, silver, or charcoal. There will NOT be a GTS blue w/white or a Red w/white combo offered as those were supposed to be limited editions (First Edition and VCA Edition coupes).

    This should result in 30 possible paint schemes, plus 3 wheel options = EVERY '08 WILL BE A RARE COMBO!
     
  2. JonB

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    Yes....apparently the lights come back on at CAAP mid next month.....
     
  3. N2 Vipers

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    When will we be able to see some real pictures of the new colors on real cars??
     
  4. doctorbob

    doctorbob VCA Member - UT/AZ

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    Just a note...when I looked at the red 2008 viper at Luke Days....the front driver's visor had a information document with description of the car and price...86,995.
     
  5. MoparMan

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    Bob, was that a coupe or a convertible? Which options did it have?
     
  6. rcl4668

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    doctor bob -- thanks for the information; like the previous poster, I am curious: Where was this event (is this the Viper vs. Viper event? Was this a coupe or convertible?

    The reason I ask is that the pictures from the Viper vs. Viper event (Viper vs. an F-16 fighter) showed only a black 2008 coupe, not a red one.

    Thanks again for the info!

    Also, for anyone else who has knowledge of how Dodge does its pricing, if $86,995 is the correct MSRP, any rough idea of what the invoice price of the car will be? Thanks.

    /Rich
     
  7. Marv S

    Marv S VCA Member - UT/AZ

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    Re: 2008 -Durability testing info

    The VCA was able to go out to the AZ Proving Grounds as part of the Viper vs Viper event for a tour and autocross. The tour highlighted the durability testing of the '08 Viper.

    They brought out a black coupe that was going through "drag cycles". A process of using the 2.5 mile straight track at the proving grounds and running the car through the lower gears - wot - shifting at ~5800rpm - without lifting off of the gas during the shifts :eek:

    800 cycles for the test.

    '08 has a new motor- new trans- new diff. Durability takes a package approach and DC wants to know it will hold up. Thx DC.
     
  8. Andrew/USPWR

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    Re: 2008 -Durability testing info


    That's what we pay for :2tu:

    Good job SRT/DCX
     
  9. doctorbob

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    Re: 2008 -Durability testing info

    On Sunday, most of the viper attendees went to the autocross at the proving grounds. I had other obligations and picked up my car at Luke on Sunday. In the morning they had a solid viper red 2008 coupe parked next to the general's jet and the information was on the visor of that car.
     
  10. troyrt10

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    "Are they making both coupes and verts in 08?"

    Yes! They have them both pictured in the MotorTrend I have.
     
  11. Tusc

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    I haven't been following the developments with the '08 cars. Are they remaining the same bodystyle as the Gen3, or making some mid-production alterations? I know someone mentioned 600hp... is that confirmed?
     
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    Any information on a date that we will be able to order the 08 and the options available? Would like to see what color interiors they are offering.
    Thanks in advance. :usa:
     
  13. Andrew/USPWR

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    Any truth to a rumor of 680hp in 2009?

    I heard it on a post but never before?
     
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    That was an April Fools joke.
     
  15. Andrew/USPWR

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    I saw that post but, this was a different one. Or was the rumor started from that April fools post?
     
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  17. rcl4668

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    FYI: in the latest VCA Notes (Spring 07), Maurice Liang reports that "[p]roduction [of the 2008 Viper Viper] is scheduled to begin in July, with shipments to begin in September. Despite all the improvements [to the Viper], the price is expected to remain close to the existing car's price."

    The news regarding the price is great but I truly hope that the delivery schedule is conservative. I am first on the waiting list with my local dealer and it would be a bummer to have to wait till September, October or November to take delivery.

    /Rich
     
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    A dealer here thought there would be an increase of no more than $1500 in the '08 (they probably don't know more than we do, so take it with a grain of salt), plus he did quote a production schedule that agreed with what Maurice wrote.
     
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    Thanks. Good news on the price; bummer on the production schedule.

    /Rich
     
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    Interesting. It even makes some sense. The production cost of the engine, transmission, clutch and rear end should be up a bit. I would guess that the hood is about the same although those speakerlike hood vents might increase the cost a little. There is also the cost of the flat tire kit, probably the same one as in the SRT8's. I think that the difference will be that the price will hold for many months with litttle or no discounting.
     
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    The number of vent slots decreases from 10 to 6. I think this may actually decrease the manufacturing cost. The black speakerlike mesh probably doesn't cost much in comparison to the actual hood.

    Peter
     
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    Production for the '08 models will start on July 9th and run until July of '08, a standard 12-month model year. 2009 models start production a year from August and will most likely be the final year for the "ZB" generation.
     
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    Any idea if the 'B5 Blue' (light metalic) will be like a vette 'Nassau' blue???
     
  24. MoparMan

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    Based on the name, I'd guess it will look like the B5 metallic blue put on many late '60s to early '70s Mopar muscle cars. A similar color was brought back in the form of Electric Blue (code PB5) on SRT-4s. Check out both the modern color and the color on older cars for an idea of what this blue should look like.
     
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    From Dodge today,
    "Fangs bared, the 2008 Viper will soon hit the streets. You'll feel the bite of Viper's 8.4-liter SRT10 engine with a bigger bore block, new cylinder heads and a phasing camshaft providing variable valve timing. This classic racing formula of higher airflow and higher engine speeds churns out a thrilling 600 horsepower. As an added kick, an exotic twin disc clutch, redesigned transmission and a new speed sensing limited slip differential improve the driving experience while containing all of the added power and torque of this incredible ride. "

    Expect the price to be more! Dodge used the work exotic.

    Any comments on the technology they mentioned?
     
  26. rcl4668

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    Avi --

    The quote is consistent with previous press releases and articles discussing the new features of the 2008 Viper. I hope the term "exotic" does not translate to a huge price increase over the 2006 models.

    I did a quick Google serach on the quote and couldn't find it. Could you direct me to the link? Thanks.

    /Rich
     
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    I'll answer my own question: The quote from Avi was contained in an e-mail from Dodge to folks who signed up for updates on the 2008 Viper. Nothing of substance in the e-mail such as price, etc.

    /Rich
     
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    Don't know if it is "old news", but the first 3 colors to be produced in the initial production will be Snakeskin Green, Viper Blue, and the new Dark Red.
     
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    Do you know if the blue you mentioned is "Viper GTS blue" (the darker blue) or B5 Blue (light metallic blue)? Thanks.

    /Rich
     
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    The Dark GTS Blue. The Light Blue is scheduled to be the last color run first quarter of next year.
     

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