Dodge Sidewinder

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ManufacturerDodge (Chrysler)
Also calledDodge Dakota Sidewinder
Body and chassis
ClassPickup truck
Concept car
Body style2-door Coupe utility
Engine8.0 L Viper V10
Transmission4-speed automatic
Wheelbase112.0 in (2,845 mm)
Length189.0 in (4,801 mm)
Width74.0 in (1,880 mm)
Height56.0 in (1,422 mm)
Curb weight2,700 lb (1,225 kg)

The Dodge Sidewinder is a concept car unveiled by Dodge in 1997 at the SEMA convention[1] in Las Vegas. It was based on a design by Chrysler's Mark Allen,[2] only two years after he graduated from design school. Officially called the Dodge Dakota Sidewinder, it uses the front-mounted, Viper GTS-R engine to power the rear wheels, sitting on a chassis built by Riley & Scott.[2] It is the futuristic version of a Dodge Dakota convertible.

The Sidewinder's engine is rated at 640 hp (477 kW) and 530 lb⋅ft (719 N⋅m) of torque, which allows the car to hit 60 mph (97 km/h) in just under 4 seconds. The top speed of the Sidewinder is 170 mph (274 km/h), and the car has a 4-speed automatic transmission.[3]


  1. ^ "Dodge Sidewinder Concept". Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b Killeen, Scott. "1997 Dodge Sidewinder - Truck Trends". Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ "1997 Dodge Sidewinder". Retrieved 2 December 2012.