Just in time to celebrate the Independence Day, a beast of an American Muscle car arrives. Dodge might have ended the Viper production in 2017, but the V10 powered supercar still represents the quintessential high-performance coupe that has all the Detroit muscle car DNA in its every pore. The Viper was built at the Conner Assembly Plant by a small group of people entirely by hand. The Viper production plant employed about 87 highly-skilled people that turned that archetypal representation of an American dream into reality for almost three decades. In true fairness, company-wide, this is one of our favorite cars to date.
The second-generation Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.0 odd firing V10 engine, delivering 420 horsepower and 488 lb⋅ft (662 N⋅m) of torque. In turn, the Viper could accelerate from 0-62mph 80-100km/h) in just 4.0 seconds. In its stock form, the Viper II would run the quarter mile in just 12.2 sec @ 119 mph (192 km/h). While no electronic stability control or nanny systems were employed, making it a widow maker for the novice driver, experienced pilots that loved to wrestle with this V10 powered monster appreciate the Viper for all its worth.
The only noticeable lacking areas of the second-gen Viper was the absence of an ABS brake system, proving to be the car’s weakest point.
The brake issue even hurt the car in numerous comparison tests, such as a 1997 “supercar comparison” by Motor Trend. In this test, the Viper GTS has bested cars such as the Ferrari 355, Chevrolet Corvette (C5), Porsche 911 Turbo, Acura NSX-T, Mitsubishi 3000GT, and the Toyota Supra in all performance exercises except braking.
On the other hand, racing teams loved the suspension, stiffer chassis, and aerodynamic body of the vehicle, complete with its potent V10 engine, made the Viper one of the most coveted sources of race cars ever built. Additionally, the Viper also became the darling of the American Muscle tuning world, producing some of the most impressive builds to date.
This Second Generation Dodge Viper showcases a set of our custom-made ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series three-piece wheels. The ADV05 wheels feature a parallel split five-spoke design is highlighted with narrow spokes complete with aggressive cuts for improved weight reduction and aesthetics. Additionally, the ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series wheels feature bespoke design queues such as advanced window pocketing surrounding each spoke creating a silhouette unique to anything currently in the wheel industry. The wheels are available in both two-piece and three-piece wheel configurations.
In turn, this makes the ADV05 Advanced Series the go-to wheel choice for any Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 570s, and other high-performance and luxury vehicle builds. Just like the Dodge Viper II that is seen here.
For this build, we’ve machined wheels in sizes of 19×10.5 in the front and 20×12 in the rear. These lightweight wheels are adorned with a Brushed Aluminum w/ Polished Windows and Gloss Aluminum w/ Clear finish combination and an Exposed Titanium Hardware option.
Grab a detailed view of this Viper in a gorgeous photoshoot right below. The shoot features one of the most popular American Muscle cars, pitted against some beautiful California mountain scenery. The photoshoot was done by the Light Capturers. For any information or questions regarding ordering a set of ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series wheels, don’t hesitate to contact us right away.