VLF recently used a Dodge Viper as a base to construct one of its most daring projects yet — the stunning Force 1 supercar, which the company debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. VLF says the concept behind the car was to craft a vehicle that could pass with flying colors on the race track while also providing comfort and amenities for everyday life. The luxurious high-performance car is reportedly going into production in late April, for those who want to try out the spectacularly-enhanced Force 1 in person.
Though Viper-based, the Force 1 features an entirely all-new body composed entirely of carbon fiber, with an interior redesigned with luxuries such as quilted leather, a wine holder, satellite navigation, and a wi-fi hotspot. The Viper 8.4-liter V10 has been tuned to crank out an output of 745 hp and 638 lb-ft of torque, in contrast to the Viper’s 645 hp. The show car at the Detroit event used Pirelli P Zero tires on the Force 1’s 21-inch wheels.
The Force 1 supercar boasts the capability of going from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds, in addition to having a top speed of 218 mph. Only 50 units will be produced at VLF’s plant in Michigan, and the cost reflects the quality and limited numbers of the model, with a sticker price of $268,500.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS has only recently been released after months of build up. Already though, it has quickly re-gained the reputation that its name suggests. The Viper has always been the unforgiving and unrelenting supercar that appeals to drivers who want a raw experience. While the new Viper features stability control and other systems to help keep the driver on the road, it still offers an unadulterated driving experience that can be both challenging and rewarding.
This sports coupe is without a doubt one of the most seductive cars on the road. The dramatic styling, rumbling exhaust, and the allure of mastering this 640 horsepower monster make it hard for anyone to dislike the Viper. Watch below as Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst try to get the best of the Viper without getting bitten.
Anyone following the development of the new Dodge Viper SRT for 2013 probably knows that track testing and success has been a huge part of the Viper’s pedigree in the past. With the 2013 Viper this is no different. The super powerful (featuring a 8.4 liter V10 engine that cranks out 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque)and super lightweight (it tips the scales at around 3,300 lbs) sports car was created to go fast. An interesting fact… the Viper has the highest torque rating of any naturally aspirated production engine in the world right now!
Two competition versions of the 2013 Viper SRT showed up to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio along with the SRT racing team this past Sunday. While the primary purpose of this event for the Viper was simply to finish the two-hour, 45-minute race and to collect as much data and insight as possible, the team actually positioned quite well. Both Vipers, still not completely tuned to be competitive, completed the race and were only about two seconds off of a competitive race-pace. With this information, the team should be back soon and even quicker than before. Perhaps the next race, they will shoot for positioning rather than data collection.