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.
“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!
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 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.
Okay. Full disclosure. I almost killed myself in it.
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 2016 Viper ACR is mostly a burnt offering to the Gods of Speed and Violence, with few concessions to mortal man. It’s an iron fist in a carbon fiber glove. Developmental time was spent entirely on the track and in the wind tunnel; not a single second was afforded to street manners. Noise, Vibration,and Harshness…
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.
I finally got in to see the pride of Detroit city’s auto manufacturing facility.
One word came to mind as I found myself in the driver's seat of this orange 2014 Viper: terrifying.
They must be accustomed to wet roads up in Surrey, British Colombia. Even if they aren't experts in the rain at a minimum they're Canadian, so you'd expect local drivers to be courteous and friendly and generally very likable, even the Lamborghini-driving ones. All my expectations for our northern friends are blown…
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.
The Dodge Viper T/A is an absolute animal: 640 HP, 600 lb/ft, 3,300 lbs, and 355-section rear tires with an old-fashioned 6-speed manual gearbox. And now that it has a new, lower base price, it's analog speed worth revisiting. Let's do a quick first-light Snake Run to find out.
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.
In his postmodern novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles tells us that the heroine, Sarah Woodruff, was "the perfect victim of a caste society. Her father had forced her out of her own class but could not raise her to the next. To the men of the one she had left, she had become too select to marry; to those…
The Dodge Viper returned to the world in 2013 and everyone... kind of went, huh. That's a bit of a surprise considering the styling is excellent, the V10 makes amazing noise, and the performance capability of the car is higher than that of most drivers that will climb behind the wheel.