In comparison to its predecessor, the Viper SRT-10 has a restyled exterior and a larger and more powerful version of the previously utilised 8.0L V10. It retains the double stripes and the roof shape of the GTS.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The strongest aspect of the car is acceleration although it tends to oversteer very easily in corners due to a rear-wheel drive configuration and high torque. Its heavy weight makes it useful in Pursuit.
Need for Speed: Carbon
As a fast accelerating car with a high top speed, it can shine in circuit events with few corners, but it can suffer from understeer.
The stock Viper SRT10 is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:
- Exotic: Win the "Bowne Avenue" event in Shady Pine, Silverton
- Muscle: Take over Neon Mile, Silverton
- Tuner: Take over Shady Pine, Silverton
Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 150,000 cash.
Top Speed 5.4
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Viper SRT-10 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a Tier 3 vehicle with a $80,000 price tag. It is made available as an optional reward to the player upon them dominating the Autobahnring II (Super Promotion) race day.
It is a competitive Drag and Speed Challenge car with powerful acceleration, which comes at the cost of handling.
An Energizer Lithium edition Viper SRT-10 will be added to the player's garage upon entering the cheat code "WORLDSLONGESTLASTING".
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Viper SRT-10 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 2 vehicle with a $195,000 price tag. It is unlocked upon reaching Wheelman Level 9.5. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $78,000.
The SRT-10 is one of the fastest accelerating tier 2 cars, being up to par with the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG and 1967 Shelby GT500. Handling counts as one of its weaker traits. Top speed is 216 mph (347 km/h).
Brad "Nickel" Rogers drives a white Viper SRT-10 with black stripes that is also included with the downloadable Boss Car Bundle. It has a high top speed of 245 mph (394 km/h), overwhelming acceleration and twitchy handling.