The Dodge Viper has had a rocky 2014, as its sales were so pitiful at one point that the automaker closed up the assembly plant that builds the Viper to help save money while the remaining stock dwindles. Things got so rough at one point that many people were questioning if the viper would survive through the 2014 calendar year. In an effort to boost sales, Dodge reduced the Viper’s price by a whopping $15,000, bringing its base MSRP to $84,995 in September 2014, while limiting sales to the remaining 2014 inventory and limited 2015 Viper SRT and GT models. Since that reduction, sales are up 26 percent and things are looking good. In fact, things are looking so good for the Viper that Dodge has decided to open up its offerings to include the revised 2015.5 GTS and TA 2.0 Special Edition models.
The 2015.5 Viper GTS will start from $107,995 and comes with the most desirable options as standard when compare to the SRT and GT models. These standard features include Laguna leather seating, an Alcantara headliner, an 18-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, Nappa leather-coated instrument panel, console and door panels, 18- and 19-inch polished-aluminum Venom wheels, a six-way power passenger seat, and GTS badging. Also available is the GTS Ceramic Blue package, which includes a Ceramic Blue exterior hue with black stripes, orange brake calipers, a rear carbon-fiber appliqué, and gloss-black GTS badges.
The 2015.5 Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition starts at $101,995, and features all sorts of aero bits and other performance goodies to help it perform better on the track. In the aero department, Dodge added in competition front dive plane, a TA front splitter and a TA rear spoiler to help increase downforce. The rolling stock includes 18-inch, matte-black Sidewinder wheels up front and 19-inch wheels out back all wrapped up in Pirilli P Zero Corsa tires. Stopping duties are handled by two-piece Brmbo rotors and performance brake pads. The handling department is managed by a dual-mode suspension system, a five-mode electronic stability control system, and a carbon-fiber X brace. Inside the cabin, the TA features “TA” sill plates and contrast stitching.
Both models come standard with the updated-for-2015, 8.4-liter, V-10 powerplant that now delivers 645 horsepower — five more horses than the 2014 model — and 600 pound-feet of twist. The GTS and TA 2.0 models, like all 2015 Vipers, come only with a Tremec 6060, six-cog manual gearbox. This drivetrain allows the 2015 Viper to hit 205 mph and sprint to 60 mph in about three seconds.
Interested buyers can order their 2015.5 Viper GTS or TA 2.0 Special Edition now.