2016 Dodge Viper SRT Roadster and Convertible Release Date

Rumors has been circulating that the Chrysler Group is developing the 2016 Dodge Viper SRT Roadster. The company has promised that there will be refresh update in 2015, this makes people speculating whether the newest Viper is a convertible or roadster. One of interesting thing is the new Viper will bring $15,000 reduced price, this clearly tells us that the company is trying to attract buyers a lot more harder.

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Dodge is also believed to be developing a topless version of the Viper that will be introduced at the same time as the more powerful model. Details are still scarce, but sources close to the company indicate the Viper convertible will look similar to the Prefix Medusa (pictured) that was introduced last July.

I believe that the “refreshed” Dodge Viper SRT in coupe form will look pretty much identical to the SRT Vipers on sale today with the exception of maybe some new Dodge badges here and there. I also believe that the true bulk of the refresh for 2015 will come in the form of the introduction of the newest topless Viper. Whether they will call it the Viper convertible or the Viper roadster remains to be seen, but after three years of no drop top Viper in the company lineup – I truly believe that the return to Dodge for the Viper will include a return to open air motoring for the 640 horsepower Mopar supercar.

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Powertrain

According to an Automotive News (subscription required) report, Dodge is planning to further boost power and torque levels for the Viper’s 8.4-liter V-10. The more potent engine is expected to be introduced in mid-2015, which means we should be seeing it for the 2016 model year. Note, Dodge gave the Viper some extra horsepower for 2015: a measly 5 additional horses, so the latest version rates at 645 hp. Torque is unchanged at 600 pound-feet.

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Release Date and Price

The 2016 Dodge Viper SRT Convertible is reported to unveil either at the next New York Motor Show or 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Pricing remains scarce this time, but we expect that the refreshed Viper will cost roughly $95,000, while the convertible model should carry over premium price. Stay tuned for future updates!

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