It’s been five years since the iconic Dodge Viper headed off into the sunset. While there might not be a 600+ horsepower sports car in the Dodge brand’s lineup at the current moment, it hasn’t stopped Viper fans from dreaming up ideas about their favorite sports car.
Over the last couple of years, the Dodge brand has introduced “Widebody” options for its beloved Charger and Challenger models. The Widebody variants allow for the performance brand to give their cars an additional 3.5-inches of width to allow for 20-inch x 11-inch wheels with 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero performance tires (on Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye models) or 18-inch x 11-inch wheels with 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials (SRT Super Stock).
When compared to the last generation of the Dodge Viper (known as the Gen 5 or “GEN V”), the Widebody versions are nothing compared to the massive rubber thrown under the snake-bitten coupe. The Viper came from the factory with a massive staggered set of P295/30ZR18 front, P355/30ZR19 rear with Pirelli P Zero tires on SRT, GT, GTC, and GTS models or 295/25R19 front, 355/30R19 rear with Kumho® Ecsta V720 high-performance tires (ACR).
But what happens when you want even more rubber underneath your Viper. One digital design thinks he has the ultimate idea for a widebody kit for the Viper. Meet the Dodge Viper SRT Monster, from the mind of a YouTuber named @hycade, who has posted a number of widebody variants of various performance vehicles on his channel that he has designed.
The Dodge Viper SRT Monster transforms the sleek and sexy body of the GEN V Dodge Viper into an ultra-aggressive and edgy masterpiece that looks like it would be parked in Darth Vader’s personal garage. The new widebody design looks like something that would be the cover art for a Need for Speed game and that itself is a compliment.
From the front, the Viper SRT Monster widebody loses a lot of its trademark looks for function. Gone is the small NADA duct in the hood for a massive air intake to help cool the large 8.4-liter Viper V-10 down. Functional vents next to the headlights help with moving air for more downforce, while massive air intakes in the front fascia help with additional cooling, air movement around the car, and brake cooling. A series of carbon fiber trim, like splitter and dive planks, also help with downforce on the twisty canyon roads or technical road courses.
From the side, we see a massive extension of the body, relocated the exhaust from under the doors to the rear of the car allowing for occupants to climb over the wider body without burning their legs. The widebody looks to push the Viper to the width of a Ram TRX, allowing for massive tires and wheels for added grip on the street or the track. The side profile balances the edgy styling of the front with the Viper’s standard rounded body, quite well.
At the rear, the SRT Monster’s massive rear wing dwarfs even the Viper ACR’s Extreme Aero rear wing which adds an additional 1,101 lbs. of downforce @ 150 mph (1,533 lbs. of downforce at the car’s top speed of 177 mph). A massive diffuser takes up most of the rear of the car, helping to control air movement under the car. The rear styling is more square but allows for massive 5-inch quad exhaust outlets (two on each side) to be integrated into the rear fascia, making the car look more upscale.
The lighting on the car has also been reworked with a new headlight design marked LED daytime running lights up front, and new LED taillights that feature a new signature pattern. Both sets of lights maintain their original shapes. While the black digital model looks sinister, there are also two other variants shown as well with white and a blue and white design as well.
While we have seen a lot of Viper widebody photoshops and digital designs, the Hycade digital design is awe-inspiring and probably one of the more tasteful yet aggressive ideas we have seen thus far. What do you think of the Dodge Viper SRT Monster Widebody? Let us know in the comments or in the MoparInsiders forums. Dodge Viper SRT Monster Widebody Design Image Gallery: