Dodge has officially began accepting customer sold orders for the newly updated 2015 model year Viper GTS and TA 2.0 Special Edition models, which join the existing SRT and GT trim levels in the Viper lineup. The announcement comes not long after Dodge dropped the price of the slow-selling supercar by USD $15,000, which has resulted in a 26 percent sales spike year-over-year.
The 2015 model year GTS and TA 2.0 offer more standard equipment than the 2014 models they replace. GTS Vipers are now offered with much of the content which Dodge found customers most preferred. Laguna leather seats, Alcantara headliner and a Harmon Kardon 18-speaker sound system are now standard, along with six-way power seats and 18/19-inch polished aluminum “Venom” wheels. A new GTS-based Ceramic Blue Special Edition Viper will also be available to order, adding unique Ceramic Blue paint, Black stripes, orange brake calipers, a rear carbon applique and GTS gloss black badging.
The TA 2.0 Viper has received numerous updates over the original TA for improved handling. There’s now a redesigned carbon fiber competition spoiler and front lower dive planes, which are accompanied by the returning carbon fiber front splitter. There’s also two-piece Brembo brake rotors, 18/19-inch Matte Black “Sidewinder” wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, dual-mode suspension, five-mode traction control and a carbon-fiber X-brace over the engine bay.
Updates to the standard SRT trim Viper include new accent stitching on the seats and instrument panel, Alcantara accents on the doors and instrument panel and Viper-branded aluminium door sill plates. 2015 GT Vipers have the same standard equipment but see the addition of two-mode sport suspension, five-mode ESC, a GTS hood, StopTech rotors and a six-way power driver seat.
All 2015 model year Vipers use Dodge’s 8.4-liter V10 engine, which has received a slight bump in output for 2015 to 645 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed Tremec manual remains the sole transmission offering. Prices for SRT and GT models start at USD $84,995 and $94,995, respectively, with TA 2.0 and GTS models starting at $101,995 and $107,995.