Although the fifth-gen Viper got off to a sluggish start, as far as sales are concerned, Dodge reports a 26 percent year-to-date increase in deliveries after reducing the starting price by US$15,000 last September.
Now, the company is putting even more standard equipment in the stock SRT and the range-topping GTS “2015.5” models and is adding two more variants: the GT and the TA 2.0 Special Edition.
Like all Vipers, the SRT is powered by an all-aluminum V10 with 645HP and 640 lb-ft of torque that is directed to the 19-inch rear wheels via a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. It also features electronic stability control (ESC), Brembo brakes, HID headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights. In the cabin there’s a 7-inch instrument display that can be reconfigured by the driver, an 8.4 touch screen for the infotainment system, 3-D navigation, a rear view camera, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and keyless entry.
Starting at US$84,995 (MSRP), the base Viper SRT features new accent stitching on the seats and instrument panel binnacle, Alcantara inserts on the doors and aluminum sill plates with the Viper badge.
The US$94,995 GT gets a “GTS” hood, red Brembo calipers with two-piece StopTech rotors, Nappa leather seats with Alcantara inserts, two-mode sport suspension, five-mode ESC and a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
At US$101,995, the TA 2.0 Special Edition justifies both its pricing and its name by adding an Aero Package, competition front lower dive planes and rear spoiler for added downforce, two-piece Brembo rotors with black Brembo calipers and performance brake pads, Matte Black “Sidewinder” wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber, and assorted carbon fiber parts and TS badging.
Last, but certainly not least, the 2015 Viper GTS tops the range with an MSRP of US$107,995. Its standard equipment includes a lot of kit that used to be on the options’ list such as polished aluminum “Venom” wheels, “Laguna” leather seats, an Alcantara headliner, a Harman Kardon 18-speaker audio system and GTS badges.
Moreover, Dodge also introduces another special edition named GTS Ceramic Blue featuring (ahem…) a Ceramic Blue paint job with black stripes, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, orange brake calipers and GTS gloss black decals.
Production of the 2015MY Viper (which, according to Dodge, costs the same as the first-gen with its price adjusted for inflation) has already begun in November and deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2015.
Here is a look back in history at the breakdown by Dodge Viper Generation:
Original article source: http://www.carscoops.com/2014/11/viper-gets-more-standard-equipment-gt.html