Another weekend, another crash at a Cars and Coffee event. We were lucky this time, with no apparent injuries as the car narrowly avoided a crowd and spun into a tree instead. But it’s yet another sad, terrifying incident involving a Ford Must—*adjusts glasses*—oh wait, it was a Dodge Viper this time, actually.
The original Dodge Viper was hailed as a concept car for the road, a 1960s throwback with 1990s performance. But there was at least one little detail that didn’t transfer from concept to production.
“Bad welds,” he says. “Too easy to not wrap around a telephone pole,” he says. This is the last, most extreme version of the Dodge Viper we’re talking about here! Somebody shut this geezer up and make him show some respect!
Why buy a Chevy Spark when you could buy this used Dodge Viper for less? Usually, it’s because “cheap supercar” really means “immediate and immense repair bills.” But if you get lucky, know what you’re doing and where to scrounge up parts, you might be able to squeeze some decent power out of a fifteen-year-old V10…
If a Dodge Viper will do the trick, what wouldn’t?
The Dodge Viper will be one of those cars that didn’t sell so well when it was available, but will be remembered fondly in the future, especially once the robots take over our roads. It’s about to be discontinued, but there’s one last sliver of good news: Dodge will soon reopen the order books for the last batch of…
The late 90's Dodge Viper GTS, the most Viper of all Vipers, was rated to 11 MPG city and 21 MPG highway by the arbiters of efficiency ratings at the EPA. Let’s see how hard it is to actually hit those numbers in one of these cars today.
I think the Dodge Viper (RIP) V10s, all versions of them, are some of the coolest engines ever made and nothing anybody can say will make me think otherwise. You can stick one in your lawnmower, or your 1968 Camaro, and you won’t hear a peep out of me.
The Dodge Viper is one of those cars with an appeal that far exceeds its shoddy build quality and boorishness. Or maybe those things are just part of what makes it so freaking awesome. These days, you can get one for incredibly cheap. But should you?
Four years ago, the Internet gazed upon the glory of a BMW Z4 getting a Viper V10 pulled from a Ram truck crammed up its nostrils. But back then the car was a work in progress. Now the car is complete, and it’s for sale, too.
A Ferrari 456 GT. A Ferrari F40. A Dodge Viper. A RUF CTR. A 930 Porsche Turbo. A Veilside Supra. Another Supra. And a Honda NSX Type R. Sugar, spice and everything nice.
The Dodge Viper is a magical piece of track-record-annihilating, tire-smoking, loudballs V10 kit, so we’re always disappointed to hear that the most gloriously old-school and rowdy of mainstream supercars doesn’t sell well. That is, unless it’s dying in 2017. All of Dodge’s 25th Anniversary Vipers already sold out.
As we get ready to say goodbye to the Dodge Viper (again), it’s fun to remember that the original 1989 concept had a V8 instead of a V10.
For anyone who’s ever surveyed their Viper and wished that it just looked a bit more ostentatious, Dodge has an answer. To celebrate the big and nasty car’s 25th anniversary, and probably its final year, the company will produce the Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC. According to Allpar.com and confirmed by Fiat Chrysler…
I don’t know much about Texas apart from the fact that it’s 7.5 times the size of Hungary and people there like red meat just as much as we do. Still, this 8 MPG 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab running on 24-inch wheels sounds about the most Texan thing ever.
Code Brown: medical lingo spoken to indicate a release of fecal matter on oneself, usually in high stress situations. Situations like this lucky Dodge Viper getting within millimeters of annihilation in the form of a drag strip wall.
We all love to dream. It’s what keeps us getting up at the crack of dammit and working until we’re too old to care. However, some dreams—like owning a 500 horsepower iconic American supercar—are delightfully within reach. If you think the Mazda Miata is good weekend car for the money, get a load of this.
I’m speechless. I have no words. This is the single greatest livery ever put on a race car, or any car for that matter. Better yet, on Riley Motorsports’ rowdy Dodge Viper GT3-R at the 24 Hours of Daytona. I mean, this is just the best thing to happen to cars. Ever. Look at it. LOOK AT IT.
It seemed pretty clear back in October that the not-SRT Dodge Viper updated in 2015 would be discontinued in 2017 as revealed in the new FCA union contract. Dead. Gone. Kaput. Wiped. Depressing. Depreciating. But now, like any good spin master, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says the status of the Viper isn’t definite, yet.