2015 Dodge Viper – Miami, FL
The Viper has seen lots of action this year, remerging with Dodge’s lineup and seeing a $15,000 price cut. Many buyers jumped on the chance to snag one of 2013 and 2014 models of the supercar for around $85K.
Now, with renewed momentum behind it, the 2015 Dodge Viper is being offered in two fresh flavors for 2015. The GTS and TA 2.0 Special Edition track dominators are already being reserved at your local Dodge dealer in Miami.
Both 2015 versions of the high-performance coupe have been given additional luxury touches and impressive technical specs. Here’s the low down on each one.
Starting at $107,995, the GTS has a pumped up look to go with its outrageous capabilities. From inside out, this predator is designed to hammer the competition.
An 18-speaker sound system, six-way power driver and passenger seats in Laguna leather, and an Alcantara headliner make the Viper’s cockpit a den of indulgence.
19-inch aluminum wheels and GTS badges also help to set it apart. And if you’d like to take it up a notch, you can get your coupe with the unique Ceramic Blue Special Edition finish. That trim also comes with black racing stripes, flashy orange brake calipers, a rear carbon fiber applique, and eye-catching black GTS badging.
Dodge has made this Viper an aerodynamic masterpiece. The TA 2.0 comes equipped with an Aero package to keep things light and enhance your speed.
A competition rear spoiler and front lower dive planes, dual-mode suspension, and 19-inch Matte Black Sidewinder Wheels offer drivers excellent handling and mean track performance.
And its looks are sharp. From the special interior stitching to the TA decals that can be found on the exterior, this Viper is one refined supercar.
Viper TA vs. Corvette Z06
This seductive predator was designed specifically to blow away the track times of the Corvette ZR1. The TA’s 8.4-liter V10 is a beast. It delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, hitting 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and easily handling a quarter mile in around 11 seconds.
It’s lighter, more aerodynamic, and more finely tuned than the standard Viper and gives drivers a balanced, compelling ride even as it rips around the track. Wide Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires provide tons of traction, helping the supercar lean into corners and remain totally composed around the turns.
It’s also equipped with upgraded Brembo brakes, and a specially tuned Bilstein Damptronic suspension system stiffens things up to optimize performance. Engineers have blended the Viper TA’s mechanics flawlessly to create a car that is truly challenging to rival on the asphalt.
The Z06 also boasts some pretty impressive specs. Fitted with a 6.2-liter V8, it pumps out 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, so in terms of power, it should be able to handle the competition.
But unfortunately for the Vette, power isn’t the only factor at play. Despite its carbon-fiber hood and roof panel, the Z06 still remains heavier than the Viper TA, and it’s likely that the Corvette’s overall design is also not as aerodynamic as the TA’s.
Whatever the case may be, in this matchup, the outcome was clear. During multiple runs, the Viper TA pulled ahead every time, leaving Vette fans to wonder just where the Z06’s design went wrong.