They will also find the new lesser-diameter, twin-disc clutch very smooth and useful because it lets the driver go easy on pedal effort while drastically improving the feel of engagement.
But the power and beauty of the 2008 Dodge Viper lies not only in the ability to go, but also in its ability to stop, and fast. It comes equipped with 14-inch brake rotors gripped by Brembo 44/40 dual-opposing piston calipers in the front, and Brembo 42/38 similar calipers in the back.
During hard braking, the Viper won’t automatically go into lockup mode thanks to the innovative anti-lock braking system. The net result: exceptional braking performance that will take you from 60mph to standstill within thirty meters. In fact, engineers have really made driving this beast a lot easier, not to mention safer.
The new Dodge Viper is easy on the eyes as well, much like its predecessor. Dodge has kept the external styling similar, retaining the striking hood for both the coupe and the roadster versions. If anything, the shape is slightly more dramatic, and is offered in five new colors, the predictable Venom Red, Viper Orange and Bright Blue, but also the slightly doubtful Snakeskin Green and Viper Violet.
The Viper's interior is race-inspired and comes in different color options. You can pick from three different types of wheels, and can also opt for the racing car stripes which are available in six separate styles to give your car that ultimate predatory look.
The Viper is a crowd puller for Dodge, and the company has been careful to retain the no-frills, power-packed image of this vehicle. If you want a car that packs almost as much punch as a megabucks Ferrari but does not damage your purse quite so much, the Dodge Viper 2008 is your car.