2001 Dodge Viper on 2040-cars
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All-disc antilock brakes are new for 2001 on Dodge’s high-performance, retro-styled RT/10 convertible. Dodge
also added Viper Race Yellow for 2001 so this vehicle will be perfect for the discerning collector. Because Vipers
still draw attention, despite being over 2 decades old, collector demand is a consideration when buying. More than
20,000 Vipers have been sold since the snorting rear-drive two-seater debuted as a 1992 model.
No other sports car on the market in 2001 was on par with the Viper, a throwback to the era of all-out muscle
machines, whose V-10 engine cranks out no less than 450 horsepower. In fact, no other production car used a V-10
engine in 2001. The engine catapults you from 0-60 in under 4 seconds and melts the ¼ mile in 12.2 seconds.
Designed to bring back memories of the Shelby Cobras seen on American roads and racetracks back in the 1960s, the
Viper ranks as an exercise in excess but one that’s basically simple in styling. Both the convertible and coupe
share such design features as a bold crossbar grille, huge side scoops in the front fenders and a long, wide hood.
This vehicle has the optional removable hardtop, color matched of course. This viper rides on new 275/35ZR18 front
and even bigger 335/30ZR18 rear tires mounted on custom color matched Forgeline VR-1 Wheels.
Two occupants sit in low reclining custom Italian leather yellow interior with black contrast stitching and Viper
logos by a reputable Viper community interior maker. The seats are now adjustable, unlike previous model years.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry, fog lights, a
theft-deterrent system, and power windows, locks and mirrors, overhead mesh storage pouches and a trunk light. The
vehicle has a professionally installed Alpine audio system with custom subwoofer in the factory location.
Under the Hood
A brawny 8.0-liter V-10 engine beneath the Viper’s hood puts out 450 hp and 490 pounds-feet of torque — the
kind of torque that seems ready to drag tree stumps out of the ground. It was the biggest, most powerful engine
offered in an American production automobile in 2001 and stands strong with production muscle cars even nearly 15
years later. A custom Borla exhaust is estimated to add approximately 20 HP bringing the total to a head smashing
470 HP. A six-speed-manual gearbox is the only available transmission.
Dodge Viper for Sale
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it's looking into Chrysler Group's handling of a pair of recalls affecting roughly one million Ram pickup trucks. Reuters is reporting that the regulatory agency is focusing on the availability (or lack thereof) of parts and "poor communications" from the automaker in its investigation.
"Customers have been advised in accordance with the regulations governing recalls," Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Reuters via email. "We are continually replenishing our supply of replacement parts. Chrysler Group regrets any inconvenience our customers may have experienced."
NHTSA disagrees, arguing that the recalls, which affect 972,000 trucks from 2003 to 2012, are being delayed by the lack of parts.
Chrysler has issued a recall for some 2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram C/V Tradesman vans built between May 10, 2012 and June 7, 2013. These vehicles may have a software error that would cause the wrong side (opposite side) airbags to deploy in a crash. With this defect, a left-side impact would cause the right-side airbag to deploy, etc.
The recall affects 281,500 vehicles in total: 224k in the US, 49,300 in Canada, 2,900 in Mexico and 5,300 in other locations. Chrysler will notify owners of effected vehicles, and reflash the offending occupant restraint control module to resolve the issue. Scroll down to read the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release.
We wouldn't advocate trying to outrun the police, no matter what you're driving and no matter what they are. But if you see a Dodge Charger bearing down on you with blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror, you'd better think twice before attempting to flee, because the Charger Pursuit has once again emerged as the fastest police cruiser out there.
In the latest Police Vehicle Evaluation held by the Michigan State Police at Grattan Raceway, Dodge says its new Charger Pursuit AWD posted a lap time of 1:33.85. That's quicker than any of the other law enforcement vehicles present, but also makes it the quickest all-wheel-drive cruiser available to law-enforcement officials. That may not make it the quickest of all time, but that honor belongs to the rear-drive Dodge Charger Pursuit, which cuts a fraction of a second off its AWD counterpart's time with a 1:33.70. But in regions where the extra traction could come in handy, that's as negligible a difference as we've ever seen.
Of course, the annual PVE sessions held by the Michigan State Police take in to account a wide variety of performance tests, including top speed, acceleration, braking, handling, fuel economy and ergonomics. The MSP has yet to reveal its full findings from its 2014 model year tests, but we'll be sure to bring them to you when they are published.