Dodge Viper SRT-10 Gen 3 (2003-2006)
The Dodge Viper underwent a major redesign in 2003 and was heavily restyled with sharp, angled bodywork. It now came with 500hp courtesy of an enlarged 8.3lt V-10. Improvements were made in the chassis area and it became more rigid and weighed approximately 30kg less than the outgoing model. Initially, the only model offered was a convertible. In 2004, Dodge introduced a limited edition Mamba package. Mamba edition cars featured black interiors, with red stitching and trim.
The new Coupe versions arrived in 2005, and while it shared several of its body panels with the convertible, it took its side and rear styling cues from the Competition Coupe. The new coupe was very similar to the previous Viper GTS and is hard to distinguish between them. The new one retained the "double-bubble" roof shape of the original, along with the original GTS's taillights as well offering the original Viper Blue paint scheme with white stripes.
Dodge squeezed out an extra 10hp over the convertible version and it now had 510hp. It could now get to the 0-60mph in 3.9sec and unlike the original coupe, the chassis was not modified and this made the new coupe heavier than the convertible. Handling and high speed performance were improved by the coupe's stiffer frame, reduced drag, and increased down-force.