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.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Dodge Dakota sports an eight-litre V10 from a Viper under its hood, and a six-speed Tremec to boot. That makes this a pickup with pick up, and a hauler that can haul ass, but will its price inevitably haul it down?
The Dodge Viper will rip your face off and then laugh at you for having the audacity to even look at it. What do you need to know before you buy a Dodge Viper? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
South Korean and American forces are said to be at a readiness unlike any in the world, wound up to spring into all-out war if need be at the sound of a klaxon. This readiness in showcased during combined live fire drills, where the total force is brought together as much for show and intimidation as for training.
Prestige and exclusivity don't always need to be imported. Case in point: this brutish, home-grown 10-cylinder slice of 'merican pie known as the Dodge Viper GTS. Not only has this amazing car aged remarkably well, but it's depreciated to the point that it's cheaper than a modestly-optioned Honda Accord EX-L.
Jalopnik Reader Ron Schendorf has provided this weekend's Weekend Wallpaper. It's an amazing photo of Kuno Wittmer's #93 Dodge Viper GTS-R. I asked Robert to give us the low down.
For a good 10 years, the Dodge Viper ACR was the hardest, nastiest, trackiest Viper you could track. Lighter, stiffer, and more stripped out than a normal Viper, it was a true beast. But the current-gen Viper has yet to get an American Club Racing variant — until now.
It's one of the best looking cars at the Lone Star Le Mans weekend. It's one of the best sounding cars here, too. Oh, and there's two of them.
The great Carroll Shelby used a very simple formula to make the Cobra one of the fastest roadsters of its day...take a big engine, cram it into a small car. The Honda S2000 is one of the best handling cars to come from Japan, so I'm not sure how a Viper V10 improves the balance, but I like it.
[As driver Tommy Kendall notes, IMSA's got no rules about spinning the tires in the pits, leading to the smokiest of burnouts at the Sahlen's Watkins Glen Six Hours. The Vipers are goddamn gorgeous.]
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.
The SRT Viper has recently gotten some flack for not being so much a track beast, as it is a beast in general. I don't care, because it's still a laugh of a car and that's why I imagine one buys it. And hey, it sure looks good, too.
SRT (you might remember them as part of Chrysler, but now it's sort of its own brand, even though everything except for the Viper is really just a hot version of another Dodge or Chrysler or Jeep, so just go with it) just debuted this ad campaign explaining what it really means to love the motor vehicle.
Nationally, violent crime rates today are down considerably from their historic highs in the 80s and early 90s. Social scientists will tell you there are many reasons for this, including harsher penalties and changing demographics. They're wrong. The real reason is high tech crime-fighting cars.
Someone really, really doesn't want John Anwyl in his house. Over the weekend, a Viper lost control and crashed into his house, setting it partially on fire. This is following a lightning strike last August that burned off part of his roof. Take the hint, buddy.
One question has plagued man for ages: What's faster, a Jeep, a Viper, or a Potato? It seemed like nobody would ever get an answer. Well, with a little help from the boys over at Gizmodo's brand new TV show, we have been able to answer that age old question once and for all for you, the people.
Important updates to our SRTxSW Road Trip we told you about last week. We will be skipping DC tonight because of the crazy Snowquester snow storm heading that way and will instead take the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT to Raleigh, North Carolina and will meet the Viper at another location. Also, we can now tell you Gizmodo…
The Dodge Viper is famous for a number of reasons. One of them is the complete lack of any electronic nannies or safety equipment, other than airbags. Now Vipers are being recalled because that one safety feature might malfunction.