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The muscular Viper SRT-10 two-seat roadster looks fast and lives the part, thanks to its 500-horsepower 8.3-liter V-10 engine. A six-speed-manual transmission sends all of 525 lb-ft of torque to the vehicle's rear tires (19-inch tires are installed in the back, with 18-inch rubber in the front). Sure, all this power can be a handful for the average motorist, even with the Viper's race-ready suspension, but for the accomplished driving enthusiast with deep pockets there are few more-satisfying cars on either the open straightaways or around the curves. Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, an anti-slip differential, CD stereo, high-intensity headlamps, power adjustable pedals, a security system, and suede/leather upholstery are all standard. Few changes are expected for 2005.
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2003 Dodge Viper by John Pearley Huffman
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