Diamondback Viper.

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  1. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ

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    #1 Fan512bbi, Jan 12, 2006
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    A “snake” with an all-new skin—and ultimate display of the production merits of ASC’s patent-pending OmniCarbon™ process--the Diamondback Viper is super-light and super-fast. It’s fitting that ASC, which helped the Chrysler Group bring the new Dodge Viper SRT10 coupe to life, would, with the aid of McLaren Performance Technologies, show how the Viper coupe might be taken to an all-new level of “extreme.” The 615hp Diamondback Viper features a carbon
    fiber roof, deck lid, rockers, fascia inserts, body trim and a massive OmniCarbon™ hood that shows off ten unique trumpeted air intakes, with individual port throttles, peeking through—a McLaren Performance Technologies feature reminiscent of McLaren Can-Am engines of the past. The hood also shows off ASC’s expertise in compression-molded carbon fiber, both painted and woven. It’s displayed beautifully, with a broad, clearcoated racing stripe down the Artic White-painted expanse, subtly outlined by “Viper Blue” and “McLaren Red” pinstripes. In all, ASC removed about 85 lbs. of weight from the vehicle—including cutting the weight of the hood by nearly half versus the production model. Taken together with the powertrain modifications by McLaren Performance Technologies, the power-to-weight ratio was increased, resulting in an estimated increase in 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds. And, importantly, ASC’s OmniCarbon™ isn’t just light and nice to look at: ASC has reduced cycle times in the process by 80 percent versus conventional molding methods, and is confident its process meets OEM production specifications.
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  3. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
    I think it looks awesome!
  4. Ferrari0324

    Ferrari0324 F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
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    HEHEHEHEHEHEHE. Did I hear Chevy start crying?
  5. Maranello Guy

    Maranello Guy F1 Rookie

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    I rather say that it is diamond white than black ....
  6. BigAl

    BigAl F1 Veteran

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    GSgt Hartman
    ...I guess you don't drive it in the rain?
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  8. BigDog

    BigDog Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    under the sea!

    thats what I was wondering....

    whatcha gonna do when it pours?!
  9. BigAl

    BigAl F1 Veteran

    Mar 17, 2002
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    GSgt Hartman
    i guess if you're driving fast enough you don't have to worry about....until you stop....
  10. BigDog

    BigDog Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    under the sea!

    welp i'd hate to be travelin down the freeway at 100mph, and suddenly get struck with the urge to goto the bathroom with no rest areas in site :eek:
  11. Supercarlover

    Supercarlover Formula 3

    Sep 30, 2004
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    Joshua B.
    Wow! That car is gorgeous!!
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  13. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
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    Komrade Jung
  14. Dino Martini

    Dino Martini F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2004
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    SSNISTR F1 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2004
    Still not a fan, I'd prefer a gen-1 Viper....
  16. jimwalking

    jimwalking Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2006
  17. shiggins

    shiggins Formula 3

    Nov 20, 2004
    Well, it's diamondback, not black.
  18. drunkenmaster16x1

    drunkenmaster16x1 Formula Junior

    Oct 30, 2005
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  19. Redline Drift

    Redline Drift Rookie

    Dec 10, 2003
    Why the uneven layout of the independent throttle bodies?
  20. Supra

    Supra Karting

    Dec 6, 2004
    Because of the unique cylinder firing sequence. If you notice there is two groups of four canted in seperated by a half not canted at all, just opposing.
  21. Viper 10

    Viper 10 Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2003
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    Brad Chang
    A couple things come to mind that you might want to know about the synergy of doing a project car like this.

    First off, Paul Wilbur (the CEO of ASC) was the ex-Director of Marketing for Dodge under Bob Lutz). He was integral to the marketing of Team Viper and also owns a '96 Viper GTS Coupe. He holds a very special place in his heart for the Viper legacy and strategic direction.

    Secondly, another integral member of Team Viper is Neil Hanneman. Neil worked for Chrysler and became the head of engineering for Team Viper. He was one of the keys to designing and evolving the car into winning 4 Le Mans championships in a row and going undefeated for almost 4 years running. He worked hand in hand with the talented people at Caldwell Design and Team Oreca to put together an amazing race car.

    Neil left Chrysler when the German invasion happened and went to Ford and became the head of engineering for the Ford GT Team. As you know, the Ford GT has quickly become recognized as a premiere performance car.

    Neil left Ford a few months ago and has joined McLaren as their head of engineering.

    I don't know the details about what McLaren has done to the drivetrain of this project car, but you can bet that he took some of the development that Neil did with the hemi V-10 and more. The individual throttle bodies (when combined with the correct engine mods) bump the red line on the Viper's V-10 from 6,000 rpm to almost 8,000 rpm.

    The key question is whether or not Daimler Chrysler will ever bring some of this development to the street in the Gen 4 Viper

    Hopefully you can see how this project car came about. If not, you've now got a little totally useless trivia...

  22. crazynova23

    crazynova23 Formula Junior

    May 2, 2005
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    Meh, I think in would look a lot better if it were all white with just that black stripe on the topside of the car. Also, why are the trumpet intakes at all of the wierd angles that they are? Other than that, yes.

    WARDHOG Formula Junior

    Feb 12, 2004
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    Disgruntled Dave
    I'd like to know myself, too. Looks like a last minute thought.
  24. nuck

    nuck Rookie

    Dec 19, 2005
    It looks like a Chevrolet, not an exotic, even with velocity stacks.
  25. crazynova23

    crazynova23 Formula Junior

    May 2, 2005
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    Even though it's a Dodge?
  26. Art

    Art Formula Junior

    Mar 10, 2004
    Southern California
    Never heard of ASC before, what else do they do besides the work they've done on the this Viper?
  27. Mike J

    Mike J Formula Junior

    May 10, 2005
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    I loved the look of the original production Viper and the GTS from the mid 90's, but this car.....not so much.
  28. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2005
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    agreed....97 blue/white stripes.

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