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Michael Shepherd - 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10

Michael Shepherd - 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10

After 36 Years of working as an administrator for Albuquerque Public Schools and becoming Operation Manager of 11 Compass Banks, my dream car came true. In July of 2006 I walked into Zangara Dodge and I was admiring this 2006 Dodge Viper SRT 10 in the show room. Ken Zangara came up to me, introduced himself, and then turned around and yelled.... "Open up the doors. He is driving this car" I said, I am?  Ok.. sure I'll drive it"  I put 14 miles on it and I fell in love with this Mopar . Since then, Frenchie has got me started in car shows here in New Mexico . This year, I won first place in the 2008 Supernationals and Outstanding Contemporary. Best of all, this Viper has led me to meet lots of new friends especially in the Mopar Muscle Club of New Mexico.

Here is a summary of my 2006 Dodge Viper SRT 10:

Engine: 8.3 liter. 20 OVH. SMPI V-10. 505 CID. 525 HP . 540 ft lbs of torque. 

Modifications:   Aluminum flywheel, K& N induction system. Corsa Tuned Pipes, X-Metal Gen 3 throttle body, Chromed Air Manifold, Polished and painted Valve Covers, Viper air-intake is painted blue with Chrome Filters by Spectre , All billet cap with chrome engine frame inserts.

Brakes: Brembo 14.0" vented disc. ABS.

Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport ZP- run flats 275/35Z 18"  345/30ZR 19" rear.

Paint: Viper GTS Blue-Colbalt Pearl - There are only 83 Vipers in this color.

Sound: Alpine AM/FM/ 6 disc changer, 310 watt rms amp with 7 speakers.

Interior: Custom Suede leather with embroidered Viper, Snake leather seat inserts, Embroidered floor mats, Chrome door sills, trunk and lid custom Viper by BearNut.

Weight: Official weight. 3437 lbs - reduced to 3375 lbs

Gears: 7- Short gear shifter.  In 6th gear @ 1.5 RPM = 90 MPH...  Top Speed 200.  0-60 in 3.67 seconds.

Now that is some muscle car... Venom is my name and car shows are my game.