2000 Dodge Viper GTS
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2000 Dodge Viper GTS
- 8.0L V10
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- 9456 Miles
- Red Exterior
- Black Interior
- Eibach Lowering Springs
Vipers have made their mark among car enthusiasts and those of us who admire vehicles which were designed with the vision of the creation of an updated version of a successful model of the past. The Vipers are simple, purpose built cars which are reminiscent of a Shelby Cobra. Early Viper owners are well aware that the cars do not offer many creature comforts, but are amazing track day vehicles, and lots of fun to cruise around in. The introduction of the GTS coupe model was a welcome addition to the Viper lineup as a member of the Generation 2 Vipers. The sleek body is reminiscent of the Daytona coupes thanks to the long nose, sloping rear end, and “Gurney Humps” in the roof. The coupes are smooth, aggressive looking cars. In early 1989, the Viper was presented as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show. The production car didn't vary too much from the concept, which at the time was a car with a wild look, and having a large displacement V10 engine was preposterous. However, the Viper made it to production, and now as enthusiasts we can enjoy beautiful examples like this car.
The car you see here is a 2000 Dodge Viper GTS finished in Viper Red over a black leather interior, and shows just 9,456 miles on the odometer. Viper Red, just as it was on the 1989 concept car, covers the wild curves and contours of this GTS Coupe. The exterior is in great condition, thanks in part to the low mileage, but a large part is that the car has always been well cared for. The car has no stripes, which seems to make the vents and strakes on the hood more noticeable, and gives the car a sleek look. Smooth 18” 5-spoke wheels like you see here, replaced the previous generation's five spoke wheels which had scallops along the lip between the spokes.
As we mentioned earlier, the interior of the Viper is quite simple with many expected creature comforts, or options being absent. However, the car is comfortable once inside, and the driver has the important items needed for a great driving experience. A three-spoke steering wheel frames a speedometer and tachometer, while 4 auxiliary gauges are within easy view at the center of the dashboard. A wide center console is home to the manual gear shifter, and handbrake. “Gurney Humps” in the roof give a few inches of extra space for those wearing helmets in the car. The trunk area is home to a spare tire, a stereo amplifier, and a few speakers. A set of golf clubs might even fit in there too.
Vipers have such a unique shape, and look quite large, but they are quite simple, so not all that heavy. A lighter weight car plus a 8.0L V10 that pumps out 450 horsepower is a recipe for a very fast car. Power was up from the Generation 1 car's 400 horsepower. Once the forward-canting hood is open, the intake manifold with its snaking runners, and red Viper branded valve covers are hard to miss. It's all business under the hood, with not much more than an engine under there. The engine bay on this car is tidy, as is the underside of the car. Long, stainless steel mufflers, heat shields, aluminum suspension components, big brakes, and a partial frame cradling the engine are all in great condition.
When introduced to the public in early 1989, the Viper was a wild car, with a bad attitude. The Viper script and the snake head badge are unforgettable. Early Vipers don't look quite so wild in today's standards, but are still handsome cars that are desirable to collectors and enthusiasts. This Viper Red GTS Coupe is a car that should be taken into consideration by collectors. Low mileage, well cared for, and lacking racing stripes are just a few things that make this Viper special. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.