(autoinsidernews) - Another day, another embargo broken. This time the credit (or blame) goes to Road & Track's February issue for letting the snake out of the bag. The snake in question is the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10, and once a snake is out of the bag it's very hard to get back.
The big news for the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 is under the hood, with the Viper's V10 getting a bump in displacement to 8.4L (from 8.3L). While the small increase in displacement doesn't sound like much, Dodge worked with McLaren Performance Technologies and Ricardo, Inc. to combine the larger displacement, with more efficient breathing and higher engine speed, reports Trend.
The result is 600-hp (up 90 hp) and 560 lb-ft of torque (an increase of 25). The Viper SRT10's V10 is mated to a ia new, smaller-diameter, twin-disc clutch, and a Tremec T56 six-speed manual. The increase in power is enough to deliver 0-60 mph times in less than 4 seconds, and 0-100-0 mph in just over 12 seconds.
The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 receives a new hood featuring six functional air extractors to will help dissipate heat from below.