Yeah, the new Viper (RIP) is nice. It’s sleek and actually good to drive (I’m told). But I’m not interested in that one. I want a first-gen Viper. The one that had no airbags or traction control. That’s the good shit.
There’s a reason the Dodge Viper is an endangered species. It has no sense of self preservation. It exists in a constant state of imminent eruption, like an unstable star about to enter supernova.
A couple years ago, Dodge unearthed the Challenger and Charger Hellcat. They made 707 horsepower from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Those cars are... fine, I guess, but if you ask me the logic of “slap a blower on it” is far more insane on their big cousin, the Dodge Viper.
On this day of our Dodge 7/07, we gather here today to celebrate all 707 horsepower of the mighty Hellcat engine along with its V10 friend in the Viper. Let us turn to the book of Toby, verse Keith: “This burnout shall be brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue.” Amen.
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…