- Body Type: Coupe
- Full Service History
- 7,958 Km
- Year Built: 2000
- Trans: Manual
- Ext color: Silver with Blue striping
- Int color: Black Leather
In 2000, the Viper would no longer have forged pistons. For some enthusiasts of the second generation Viper, this is a less desirable model year since it doesn’t have a forged motor like the 96-99 GTS models and does not have ABS like the 2001-2002 models.
Stripes would be an option beginning in 1996. The GTS stripes were larger fuller stripes than the stripes offered on the 96 RT/10. The GTS had twin stripes (8 inches wide with a 4-inch gap in between) that ran from the front bumper all the way through the rear bumper. 1996 was the only model year the stripes would run through the rear license plate area. Stripes on later models would run from front to rear but did not run through the rear license plate area.
Extensive modifications included a reworked engine with higher power and less weight, an almost completely redesigned chassis that was made 60 lb (27 kg) lighter and 25% stiffer in torsional rigidity through meticulous computer analysis, a thoroughly redesigned suspension, and reduced braking distances; the 1996 to 2002 Viper GTS had a lighter (approximately 650 lb (290 kg)) 450 bhp (340 kW) engine, which could complete the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds and 6 mph (9.7 km/h) faster than its predecessor, and increased top speed by 11 mph (18 km/h) or so. The revised suspension, stiffer chassis, and aerodynamic body raised lateral grip to 0.98 g (9.6 m/s²), although other reports show the 1992 model with 1.0 g. Contemporary tires have improved upon this measure significantly. Slalom runs could often reach or exceed 70 mph (110 km/h). Brakes once again lacked ABS initially, and proved to be the car’s weakest point. The brakes hurt the car in numerous comparison tests, such as a 1997 “supercar comparison” by Motor Trend, in which the Viper GTS placed at the top against cars such as the Ferrari 355, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 Turbo, Acura NSX-T, Mitsubishi 3000GT, and the Toyota Supra in all performance exercises except braking. The car not only placed last, but had considerably longer stopping distances than other vehicles. In a Sports Car International comparison conducted in 2002, the Viper ACR (with ABS) was compared to the 911 GT2 at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Both cars were very capable, and quick around the test track, but the Viper proved more difficult to drive, and the braking system was blamed very specifically for the gap in lap times (approximately GT2: 2 minutes, ACR: 2:04) between the two cars. Anti-lock brakes were introduced in 2001, though braking performance was not necessarily significantly improved.
This particular example was built on the 9th of February 2000 and dispatched to the Autostandar Motors Co. srl in Italy. Finished in Silver with Blue striping and a black leather interior, showing only 7,958 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.