With only 5,564 miles, this Dodge Viper is one of those cars that
demands attention even when it's sitting still. Its squat stance,
broad fenders, huge tires, and short rear deck scream that this is
a machine built solely for speed. Known as the "Second Generation"
Vipers, these cars became more street friendly by adding roll up
windows and other comfort features such as air conditioning and
leather seats. Remaining most impressive for the second-generation
car is the Viper's massive V10 engine mounted on what is believed
to be the stiffest sports car chassis ever built. This particular
one is considered the holy grail in Viper blue with white stripes
and was everyone's poster car growing up as a child!
EXTERIOR: Painted in a gorgeous Viper blue with white stripes and
polished aluminum wheels. The color is striking! With its wide
white stripes running tip to tail across the top and with its
massive tires (front 275/40R17 and rear 335/35R17) it has a stance
that is intimidating. Also new to the GTS body are exterior door
handles and a NACA duct which rammed air into the engine intake. A
number of weight saving measures were taken to reduce the overall
weight of the GTS. Many suspension components were cast in aluminum
instead of iron. These components, combined with a lighter engine
(thanks to less coolant) made the GTS 60 lbs lighter than the
roadster. This reduction is quite remarkable considering the extra
bodywork and glass needed for the roof of the GTS. More aspects
contribute to the '97 Dodge Viper GTS's remarkable performance,
including smooth steering, upgraded exhaust system, and sticky
tires. It also has coil-shock suspension, which is a necessary
"go-fast" unit as it provides far better control on the road.
INTERIOR: Inside, the black leather bucket seats feature perforated
inserts, while additional factory standard goodies include air
conditioning, power windows and mirrors, plus an Alpine CD player.
The entire interior still looks and smells brand new. It is
spotless! What's really absorbing about the inside of the 1997
Viper GTS is how separate parts are in harmony with each other. The
sleek, minimalistic interior design fleshes out its uniqueness when
mixed up with bright colors. The signature taillights and
headlights add character to the car, as well as two subtle bumps on
the roof and dual front airbags.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Under the hood of the 1997 Dodge Viper GTS lies
a powerful 8.0-liter V10 that puts out a maximum of 450 hp at 5,200
rpm and 490 lb-ft. of torque at 3,700 rpm. This outrageous engine
sends power right to the rear axle and is coupled with a fully
synchronized 6-speed manual transmission and massive tires. It is a
blast to drive!!
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The trunk compartment is fully carpeted and in
excellent shape. Inside you'll find all the original documents that
came with the car when new. The window sticker is included, plus a
full-size spare tire.
UNDERSIDE: Underneath is spotless. It looks new like it did when it
left the factory. This car is capable of performing on the street
or track! It has 4 wheel independent suspension, all aluminum
chassis, dual stainless steel exhaust, and 4 wheel disc brakes!
A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am
offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen
are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your
questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a
walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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815 385 3644 9-5 central
Tubular space frame
Stainless steel dual exhaust
4whl independent suspension
Coil over shocks
Limited slip diff
4whl disc brakes
Am/Fm/CD premium sound
Two way manual seats
Polished aluminum wheels