2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible – 8.3L V10, 6 Speed, Fully Loaded, Alpine Stereo, Immaculate Condition, Only 14k Miles!
The Dodge Viper got its first major restyling in 2003. Penned by Osamu Shikado, the new bodywork eliminated the bulbous, muscular curvature of the original cars in favor of an altogether more angular shape, right down to the vents behind the front wheels. The wheelbase of the Viper stretched by two inches, but the overall length of the car was actually slightly shorter thanks to less overhang from the body. And although it was only available as a convertible, this new Viper was a slightly tamed beast with a practical folding soft top, modern creature comforts and improved ergonomics. The leg-scalding side exhausts remained, however, and the Viper was still a properly savage performance car when you put your foot down. While the earlier Vipers had been designated RT/10 for the roadster and GTS for the coupe, it was now dubbed the Dodge Viper SRT-10. Since the competition was finally catching up to the once all-conquering V-10 supercar, performance was significantly improved as well. The slightly oversquare 8.3-liter engine now produced a whopping 500 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque. The unit was coupled to a Tremec 6-speed and had a 3.07:1 final drive. 0-60 came in under four seconds and top speed was about 190 mph.
It is hard to think of many vehicles that you can own these days that are as fun as an American supercar! Of course there are a good handful of European sportscars available. While there are plenty of Corvettes on the road in the same price range, the Vipers are just unmistakably iconic. There were only 1,875 Vipers produced in 2003 and all were convertibles. Of those only 390 rolled off the assembly line in Viper Bright Silver. We think the Silver with the black top and the polished wheels is an unbeatable color combination! This example has been very well maintained and garage kept at all times.