The Dodge Viper is one iconic vehicle. When its production started in 1992, it was well known for being a massively fast sports car.
While the vehicle is iconic, FCA has decided to pull the plug on the model line and the last model rolled off the production line recently.
It had a V10 engine with a massive 400 Bhp, something that no one thought would make it to production when it was first showcased at the 1989 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Viper started life as the RT/10 and was powered by a 8.0 liter V10 engine making 449 Bhp and 664 Nm. The vehicle was on sale for over a decade. In 2003, the second generation Viper came, which was powered by a 8.3 liter engine making 499 Bhp and 712 Nm. The third generation model was introduced in 2007 which was powered by a 8.4 liter engine making 599 Bhp and 759 Nm. This was then replaced by the current generation model, which is also powered by an 8.4 liter V10 making 640 Bhp and 813 Nm.
The first generation Viper also had the ACR and the GTS editions. The latest generation model also had the ultra special ACR version, which was a complete track monster. It managed to demolish many other established super cars around various tracks, something that was very surprising given that it is a misconception that American cars can only go fast in a straight line and that they cannot handle corners well. The ACR managed to lap the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 3 seconds and 45 milliseconds, making it the fastest American production car to lap the Ring.
While the last vehicle, a red one rolled off the production line, it will not be sold but kept within the company itself as a part of their heritage collection. The vehicle was produced in the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly plant. Sadly, India never got the Viper.