The fuel cell is an ice cell from TIG Vision, which uses a Rule 2000 pump and 1 inch feed lines.
Viper History Lesson 2.0
In Part 1 History & Intro of Project Viper, we discussed the Viper’s creation, yet only touched on a few aspects of the Gen 2 1996-2002 cars.
We mentioned that the Gen 2’s lost their iconic side exhausts and lightened the 8.0L aluminum V10 by 80lbs (for a total of 650lbs) by revising the cylinder heads, camshaft, and engine block and increasing the output by 35hp to total 450 horsepower and 490lb-ft of torque (up from 415 and 488lbs respectively), but there were a few more changes throughout the second generation:
1996 GTS & 1997 RT/10: Introduction of Dual Front airbags.
1996: The only color option for the GTS was Blue with White Stripes (B&W). RT/10 had: White, Black, and Red.
1996: GTS Stripes were ¼” wider (8.25”) than the 97+ cars, had a narrower gap between them (3 15/16” vs 4 7/16”) and the stripe ran through license plate area while 97+ cars did not.
1996: 2pc door seal and various engine seals (manifold, rear main) are more prone to leaking than 97+ cars.
1997: Better once piece door seal and main seals and intake manifold gaskets.
1997: RT/10 finally receives the same 450hp engine that debut in the 1996 GTS.
1996-2002: Brembo 38mm/42mm front Caliper.
1996-2000: Viper 36mm single piston rear caliper (Rear caliper from a Lotus Elise and Lotus Esprit).
2001-2002: ABS introduced and a larger 43mm single piston rear caliper.
1996 & Early 1997: 2pc welded cast wheels which are prone to cracking and are not polished.
1997 Late Model: Forged polished 17” wheels.
1999: 18” wheels are introduced.
1996-1999: Forged Pistons & “708” cam which is known for its lumpy idle.
2000-2002: Known as “Creampuff Engines” use cast “hypereutectic” alloy pistons made with a special melting process to ‘supersatuate’ the aluminum with additional silicon content, producing a very hard and brittle piston. These pistons have less thermal expansion, tighter tolerances, better emissions and many believe all of this results in a more powerful motor, although data shows that early Gen 2’s tend to dyno 10-20whp higher.
2000:2002: Utilize different lifters for smoother idle.
96-97: 0.541” lift & 66.0* overlap. 114* lobe separation.
98-99: 0.542” lift & 66.0* overlap.
00-02: 0.542” lift & 60.0* overlap. 120.5* lobe separation.
1998: 100 Championship-Edition Viper GT2 cars were produced, pumping out 460hp.
1999: Viper ACR introduced with race-inspired harness’ and suspension.
1999: Power Windows, textured dash, and better radiator fan.
17,949 – Vipers were produced from 1992-2002.
11,123 – were Gen 2 cars.
7,936 – were GTS/ACR Coupes.
2,128 – were B&W.