The Dodge Viper gets a raft of improvements for the 2015 model year. It's officially a Dodge again as SRT bows out of being its own brand. It gets a new model. It has more power. It even has slightly better fuel economy. Now will you please buy a damn Viper?
The latest Dodge (née SRT) Viper is one of the most visceral and memorable performance cars I have ever driven. It's loud, angry, unbelievably fast, and completely worthy of the Viper name. There's just one big problem: not a lot of people are buying it. And now I wonder if the 2015 Corvette Z06 is about to finish it…
Chrysler's experiment of making SRT it's own brand and making the Viper its halo car is done. SRT and the SRT-branded Viper are dead. Long live the Dodge Viper.
For a while now, we've known that the Mopar folks are cooking up a replacement for the Dodge Challenger that might be called the 2015 SRT Barracuda. They want it to take the fight to Mustang and Camaro more than ever before. But will it get more power than a Viper?
The factory-backed SRT Vipers aren't going to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year and it's all our fault.
Automotive awards are so damn boring. I can't remember which car company won the WAPOW or the NECTARINE, and which one had the magazine ad with the trophy in it. I'm too busy with my ADD and this copy of Entertainment Weekly.
Not to be outdone by any two-bit Corvette that Chevy happens to dump on the world this weekend, the Viper is striking back. With a new paint color! Okay, so it's not as big a bump as the Z06, but holy hell, just look at it. It's green. Very, very green.
There appears to be a bit of a planning issue with the cars Chrysler plants are sending to dealers. First, there were all those Dart turbo manuals no one wanted for some reason. Then, no one wanted an SRT Viper. Or did they?
If you are looking for a matte grey Viper, be quick, SRT will only make 50 with the Anodized Carbon special edition package, which goes on sale in January.
The Viper is, let's face it, a cartoon. Everything about it exaggerates reality — the hood is longer, the rear is stubbier, the curves are curvier, the engine is an insane 8.4L brute. If modern supercars were sandwiches, the Viper would be corned shark on rye topped with live scorpions. It's bonkers. And that's why I…
That's it. 'Competition Blue' is the name of this fantastic color on the 2014 SRT Viper. After holding a nationwide contest last month, that was the best name Chrysler got. Really.
Ever sit down in a giant leather handbag? No? Well, then you should find a new SRT Viper. It's exactly like riding around in a giant purse, only this one isn't covered in sunscreen and 944 offal and seems a bit more organized than my Kate Spade Bottomless Pit.
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The Viper Club of America has been in a bit of a rough spot for the last few weeks. First, we heard that Chrysler was looking to distance itself from the club. Then we heard from a number of pissed off, disgruntled, and banned members. Now, President Lee Stubberfield has resigned.
Yesterday we started to scratch the surface of dissent and anger inside the Viper Club. Now, we've received emails from people who claim to be past and present Viper Club members, and they all echo the sentiments that we've heard. This is the Viper Club in their words.