The Dodge Viper was born out of Chrysler’s then-president desiring to create something like the AC Cobra for the Nineties. A team of crack development engineers worked on Project Viper, and the result was released to the market in 1991. The Viper would continue for five generations until it’s demise in 2017. What we’ve got here is a 1998 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe that’s reportedly for sale by the original owner’s family and bears just 30,500 miles on the clock. Two keys are included in the sale of this ferocious sports car that awaits its next master to tame it – and tame it you must! Driving a Viper is an exhilarating experience that demands ample attention from the mind, body, and soul, and rewards you with an experience that stays with you for life.
This 1998 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe hails from the second-generation of Viper, and looks gorgeous in its silver paintwork with twin blue stripes running down the middle. This is the inverse of what you’d expect from the most popular color, which is a blue paintwork and silver stripes. It rolls on dealer-installed upgraded 18-inch wheels reportedly wrapped in new tires. Other dealer-installed upgrades on the exterior include the rear end and exhaust. Pop the front-mounted hood and the shape it makes as it gracefully rises to reveal the monster powerplant is another feature that could be classed as art. If the roof looks a little bulbous, that’s because the GTS is designed to accommodate drivers wearing race helmets, which tells you it’s a track weapon that just happens to be road legal. Of course, it’s a relatively well-equipped track weapon once you head inside. The black interior sports two leather seats, is well-upholstered and has some decent creature comforts for 1998, including air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, and an Alpine radio with CD player. The interior appears in great condition, with some slight wear on the driver’s seat left-hand-side bolster. Driver and passenger airbags are present too.
Pop the hood and once you’ve drawn your gaze away from its beautiful silhouette when opened, your eyes settle on the red-topped engine that keen eyes will recognize as a V10. Not just any old V10, but an odd-firing 488ci (8.0L) monster that puts out 450hp at 5,200rpm and 490lb-ft at 3,700rpm. All this goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed BorgWarner T56 manual gearbox and the only traction control or driver aids on hand are your brains, and degree of control over your right foot. If you’re brave and skilled enough, zero to sixty can be attained in under four seconds, and the top speed is a bit north of 160mph.
1998 Model Year Dodge Viper GTS Coupe Silver exterior Black interior Manual transmission 8.0L V10 engine Upgraded 18" wheels - dealer installed Upgraded rear end - dealer installed Upgraded exhaust -dealer installed Reported to be for sale by original owners family Seller reports just over 30,000 4 new tires 2 keys included
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