We have seen a number of awesome Vipers come up for sale in recent months and this one is no exception. The Dodge Viper Competition Coupe was based on the Dodge Viper GTS/R Concept Car introduced at the 2001 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and offered Viper enthusiasts a factory-built track-ready chassis bred from the 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster.
A total of 132 Competition Coupes were produced with 125 cars original built, 5 prototypes, and 2 “Series II” cars produced in 2008, this 2004 model is said to be 1 of 3 examples produced for the Viper Owner’s Invitational (VOI). Each of the VOI cars wore a different paint scheme conceived by then Chrysler designer Ralph Gilles, who now is the Head of Stellantis Design.
Known as chassis “C59” the car features an Orange and Black livery with strobe-effect stripes and was given the name “Toxic” by Gilles. According to the seller, the car has never been used in competition. It has, however, been the centerpiece to many Competition Coupe diecast models over the years.
Wearing 18-inch polished modular wheels wrapped with Hoosier racing rubber, the Competition Coupe features air jacks, 4-piston Brembo brake calipers with front air ducts, and Moton remote-reservoir adjustable coil-overs.
Inside, the race car cockpit features a full FIA-approved roll cage, a fire-suppression system, Simpson harness, a Hurst short-throw shifter, an Odyssey battery, a dash-mounted switch panel, a Motec beacon receiver, and a single Racetech halo-style racing seat. A 3-spoke Alpha steering wheel is mounted to a quick-release hub and frames a Motec digital display. The seller states the display says the car has 68 miles on it, while the total mileage is unknown.
There is also a unique dash plaque on the passenger side of the dash to mark the special edition model.
Under the hood, is an 8.3-liter (505 cubic inch) VIPER V-10. As a non-street legal race car, without the standard emissions equipment and higher lift camshaft, the V-10 produced 520 horsepower and 540 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-10 is mated to a 6-speed Tremec T-56 manual transmission with power being sent to a Dana 44 rear axle with Ricardo limited-slip differential and a 3.07:1 axle ratio.
And since it’s a race car, the Competition Coupe has a heavy-duty oil cooler and a Fuel Safe 100-liter fuel cell.
The original window sticker shows the standard list of features for the car, including some optional equipment…
Standard Equipment – $129,000 (or about $202,255.50 in 2022)
- Engine – 8.3L V10, OHV, 20 Valve SMPI
- Transmission – Tremec T-56 6-Speed Manual
- Differential – Dana 44/Ricardo Viscous Limited Slip; 3.07 FD
- Drivetrain Cooling – Diff, Trans Cooling; Braided Lines
- Engine Cooling – SRT-10 Radiator, Powersteering Cooler
- Oil Cooling – Competition Oil Cooler; Braided Lines
- Flywheel & Clutch – Viper SRT-10 Std.
- Electrical – Dry Cell 470 CCA Battery; 125A Alternator
- Frame – Modified SRT-10 Street; Removable Bracing
- Roll Cage – FIA Approved; Integrated Structure
- Seat – Racetech Viper Competition Spec; Std Width
- Seat Belt – 6 pt. Simpson Restraints
- Steering Wheel – Race Wheel; Quick Release
- Steering Column – Tilt
- Pedals – Competition Style, Driver Adjustable
- Shifter – Hurst Short Throw
- Gauges – Motec Display and Data Acquisition System
- Safety Nets – Driver Side Window; Center Net
- Fire Suppression – SPA AFFF 6- Nozzle
- Interior Insulation – Nomex Panels
- Driver Cooling – Roof Scoop; Directional Nozzles
- Suspension – SRT-10 Aluminum; Spherical Inner Joints
- Springs – 2.25″ ID Coil Over
- Dampers – Monotube External Reservoir; 2-Way Adjustable
- Anti-Roll Bars – 27mm High Rate; Adjustable Drop Links
- Steering Rack – SRT-10; Solid Mounting
- Wheels – BBS 3 pc. (Front 18 x 11; Rear 18 x 13)
- Tires – Hoosier Slick (Front P305/645ZR18; Rear P345/690ZR18)
- Brakes – 355 x 32 mm Rotors; 4-Piston Brembo Calipers; ABS/EBD
- Brake Cooling – Front Forced Air; 4.0″ Ducting
- Brake Fluid – Motul RBF 600
- Fuel Tank – Fuel Safe Racing Cell; 100L
- Aerodynamic Aids – Front Splitter; Rear Wing; Rear Diffuser
- Headlights – None; Black Lenses
- Tail Lights – 4 LED; Brake/Rain Lights
Optional Equipment –
- Std. Paint Charge – $6,900
- Stripes – $975
- Painted Wing – $500
- Pneumatic Jack System – $3,800
- Engine Dyno Break-In – $700
- Lightweight Flywheel (VRL) – $600
- VOI 8. Appearance Pkg – “Toxic” – $1,500
For a total price of $143,975 (or about $225,735 in 2022).
2004 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe VOI 8 Special Edition Image Gallery:
Thanks to our forum member bluskye for the tip.