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Posted 2/27/2017 10:38:48 PM
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I have seen a Vette based 89 Batmobile, and was wondering about using a viper as a donor? I have been batting around the idea of a 2008 Viper... Any issues one may think of?


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Posted 2/28/2017 4:16:56 PM


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Issue #1. My understanding is that the '89 is fairly unstable at normal highway speeds. Not sure 600 hp would help.

Issue #2. Even a wrecked Gen 4 Viper is going to set you back 30 to 40 thousand or even more. Quite a bit of change for a donor.

Issue #3. This is the last year the Viper will be produced. Value of those cars are going to increase over time as it has with the Ford GT. I would never "repurpose" a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ford GT, Viper, or any other exotic. (btw, I'm talking about a Ford GT40, NOT a Mustang GT. For those that didn't know.)

Issue #4. All Vipers are six speed manual transmission. There are no Automatic Vipers.

Issue #5. Engine and transmission are HUGE. And by that I mean that they are physically very large.
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Posted 3/12/2017 9:21:17 PM
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Issue #1. My understanding is that the '89 is fairly unstable at normal highway speeds. Not sure 600 hp would help.

Issue #2. Even a wrecked Gen 4 Viper is going to set you back 30 to 40 thousand or even more. Quite a bit of change for a donor.

Issue #3. This is the last year the Viper will be produced. Value of those cars are going to increase over time as it has with the Ford GT. I would never "repurpose" a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ford GT, Viper, or any other exotic. (btw, I'm talking about a Ford GT40, NOT a Mustang GT. For those that didn't know.)

Issue #4. All Vipers are six speed manual transmission. There are no Automatic Vipers.

Issue #5. Engine and transmission are HUGE. And by that I mean that they are physically very large.



I was thinking to use the v10 from the dodge ram, and transmission as they are automatic



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Posted 3/13/2017 9:42:26 AM


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Mine is mounted on a Vette and the seating is off completely. Look at the Build Log where the wheel is coming off on delivery, Mine is just like that. A MT build. You don't need a large engine because of power. Get the right pipes and it will sound great.
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Posted 3/15/2017 8:43:20 PM
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I was considering a custom Chassis, and using the viper truck or car as a donor car for the parts


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Posted 3/16/2017 3:33:35 PM


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In the end you can probably make anything work. You can't beat that V10 power. And Viper motors are built to take a lot. practically indestructible.
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Posted 3/16/2017 3:41:03 PM


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You know what they say, "Barbie drives a Vette, Batman drives a Lambo." (The Viper V10 was designed by Lamborghini)

Sorry BluffCity.
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