2016 Dodge Viper Coupe

The new 2016 Dodge Viper coupe car is very loud, brash and rough which also makes it very challenging to drive. But it is still one of the most popular car brands and for a performance car it also adds a lot of interior upgrades and comfort enhancements which make its ride quality higher and also aggressive with the overall setup. This car is particularly aimed at those who want a vehicle with displays raw performance, while for anybody else it can be a bit too much.

In a nutshell, the new 2016 Viper is a 10-cylidner engine which has been wedged in between a long hood ornament at the front and two comically oversized tires at the back. Not to take it too far, the car is very loud and shows its teeth immediately after being turned on. The handling is off the charts and is one of the better aspects of this car for sure.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe front view, grille

This car is mainly a high performance car, so you are lightly going to take it on longer trips as it is quite useless as it does not provide immense comfort specs. It can be rather punishing if you try to go on a long tour in fact as the car is fast but not particularly welcoming to satisfy the driver’s or the passenger’s comfort needs. If you want something with even a higher performance then there is the ACR  version which is coming back this year and is a track ready option that Dodge offers as well.

When it comes to choosing between this car and the competition you will have to decided on your properties. The competition, which is pretty high, offers much more conventions setups than the Viper, but if you want raw power, than this is the car for you. Otherwise consider the Ford Shelby car, the Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R or the Porsche 91. If you want to find out more about the Viper coupe vehicle keep reading the review.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe rear angle, taillights

2016 Dodge Viper coupe design

The newest 2016 Dodge Viper is a sports two-seater car which is going to come available in several trim levels. Thus you can get the SRT, GT, GTC, GTS and lastly the track focused ACR trim. The base is the SRT one and it comes with standard features that include 18-inch front and 19-inch back wheels. You can get your car with a keyless entry and also equip it with a lot of added features The seats are adjustable and offer ample comfort with faux suede inserts and are combined with a  leather-wrapped steering wheel. For your driving purposes you will have the use of power-adjustable pedals and a rearview camera while the entertainment is made available with a 8.4-inch touchscreen and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite radio and a USB port.

The GT version on the other hand is a little bit more aggressive looking as it amps up the setup with a more racier hood, first of all. It is made available with two-mode driver-adjustable dampers and  upgraded brake rotors and it also has a  taller 6th gear ratio making the driving conditions of this version even better. The comfort is made available with the added six-way power driver seat and leather-trimmed seats. The GTC has the five-mode stability control system and premium leather upholstery on the inside, while the GTS includes the 19-inch front wheels and a 18-speaker premium Harman Kardon audio system for entertainment.

The ACR version on the other hand does its best to save on weight as much as possible. This means that we get a car which has less sound insulation and  lighter-weight carpeting or they have been completely thrown out. But the car is at least fitted with a manual adjustable seats and a minimal three-speaker stereo. But what the ACR is filled with is the  carbon-fiber aerodynamic elements which make the car as fast as it is. It will add  six-piston brake calipers, carbon ceramic brake rotors,  a stiffer suspension with 10 manually adjustable damper settings  and some more aggressive summer tires.

There are actually a lot of custom features that are available here and the car is going to make them available as optional. There are a lot of premium features that you can get on the lower trims, while numerous carbon-fiber exterior and interior additions are also applicable for the GTC and the ATC models.

Powertrain

Under the hood of the 2016 Dodge Viper coupe we expect to get a  8.4-liter V10 engine which is going to make  645 hp and 600 pound-feet of torque. The car is going to combine the engine with a  a six-speed manual transmission which sends the power to the rear wheels and is actually the only transmission option available for the model. According the testing, the Viper is able to accelerate to 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds while its EPA rating is set at 15 mpg combined (12 city/21 highway), which is somewhat poor even for a high-performance vehicle.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe engine

Interior redesign

The 2016 Dodge Viper is going to be the third generation vehicle  so they have decided to upgrade the interior look and feel. It is still not something as you would see in luxury and in cars that are from the same segment, but it is a step forward to what we had before. The materials quality is better and is good for an average person, but we feel that if we are going to pay 100.000 dollars for a car that we deserve to get better. But there is a lighter side to this as well as the car is going to receive a Uconnect infotainment interface system which is one of the best parts of the upcoming vehicle.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe interior, steering wheel

Price and release date

The 2016 Dodge Viper coupe is going to be released soon as the release date is set for April while the base MSRP price is going to be 94,113 USD for the coupe version.

2016 Nissan GT-R Coupe

Nissan has announced the release of their updated 2016 Nissan GT-R coupe vehicle which is scheduled to make a comeback as an updated version this year. The new update is already available in Japan as the model has already been released in the home country of the model, but has yet to show itself in the US. Not to worry, it is coming soon as the release date is scheduled for just a month or two from now.

2016 Nissan GT-R Coupe exterior, red color, side view, alloy wheels

Nissan produced its first high performance car in 1969 and it was the first generation of the Skyline GT-R. It was first a four-door sedan car but it quickly transformed into a coupe and was notorious for its street racing and performance pedigree. The R32 was also the first model which made an impact on the foreign markets while  R33 and R34 only made it better and enhanced the popularity of the GT-R aboard.  But the modern version of the car we have learn to love came in 2007 and it was only five years after Nissan decided to separate the GT-R from the Skyline, making them two independent models. There has been an 8-year ling stint for the GT-R to receive the hybrid powertrain but it did benefit with a number of updates there. This latest and newest one is going to bring a long coveted range of additions that are going to be introduced to the model.

2016 Nissan GT-R Coupe rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The bad news is that there is not going to be a significant updated in regarding the powertrain as many have wanted to receive. The 3.8-liter, V-6  engine is still going to be used here and transfers to the 2016 model still, but the good news is that some suspension enhancements have been made which counterbalances the lack of the engine update. This results in a reliable and stable race car which anyone would love to have.

Although the release date is still being awaited upon the pricing for the 2016 Nissan GT-R has been made available for the US market and we discuss all about it here in this review, so read on.

2016 Nissan GT-R exterior

The exterior of the 2016 Nissan GT-R has not gone through any dramatic sort of changes which would see it enhance its physical appearance in a grand manner. The aim for this vehicle was to enhance the performance rates and thus the suspension upgrades were something that they discussed primarily about. But as this is an update there are a few tweaks here and there that have happened. Something that is more noticeable is the headlamp design up front as the vehicle has new ones now while the back side of the car has a horizontal light placed at the diffuser part. Surprisingly enough, there were not any major changes made to the aerodynamics of the car.

2016 Nissan GT-R Coupe front angle, headlights and grille

We would have expected more from this refresh and actually anticipated at least a new array of colors added, but this did not make it to the design for the car. The model also gained new twin-spoke Rays wheel design in a Hyper Blue Black chrome finish which is only available for the Premium trim. Other available trims include the Track Edition trim, which add some drivetrain parts which have been designed by Nismo and aluminum wheels on the outside with a few other upgrades as well.

Interior changes

The interior of the 2016 Nissan GT-R is going to be mostly carried over as well. As the parts and the design of the cabin is going to be kept pretty much the same with not much actual changes happening on the inside, the only novelty is that the cabin is going to be a lot less quiet than before. The vibrations are much lesser thanks to a smaller tank which makes a lot less vibrations than before and is also bolstered with a new tank carpet which helps as well.

2016 Nissan GT-R Coupe interior, dash board, steering wheel, lcd screen

All of this is mostly made possible with the revised drivetrain management system  that also has the redesigned flywheel housing bearings. Riding in this car is now much bearable and much appropriate as you will enjoy every second of it. The revised suspension system does wonders and you can use the GT-R now for your daily trips and enjoy the ride every day.

Engine specs

The novelties under the hood of the 2016 Nissan GT-R still do not mean an engine change, but there are a lot of updates that are going to make the fans happy though, The car sticks with the twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-6  engine that is going to be revised and updated for a better performance. With a transmission management systems, a retuned engine and revised flywheel housing bearings the vehicle is capable of making 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque even with the same six-speed, DCT. This is a great upgrade for the car and shows us that the 2016 update has succeeded in what it managed to do.

2016 Nissan GT-R Coupe engine view

The car is more than fast with its acceleration rates that allow it to reach 0-60 mph in exactly 3 seconds and making a top speed of 193 mph. The fuel efficiency is still the same as the EPA rates for the car are 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

Price and release date

The 2016 Nissan GT-R is already available in Japan as it made its debut last year. The release date is expected in a month or two for the US market as the GT-R will surely cross the pond and make its way to the American soil once more. The pricings have been released quite recently which further indicates that the car is coming to this market. The base MSRP price is around  $80,500 for the initial model while the Premium is priced $101,770 USD, the GT-R Black Edition is $111,510 USD and the GT-R NISMO has a price tag of $149,990 USD.