Dodge Viper: A True American Supercar

Mar 19, 2021 2 min read
Dodge Viper: A True American Supercar

A specially selected group of 85 engineers began development of one of the most epic Dodge cars to date in 1989, the Dodge Viper.

When you look at the other American cars being produced around the same time, it is clear that the Viper was definitely ahead of its time. Additionally, the first examples were put together in record time as well. Exactly two years from the start date, one of the pre-production models piloted by Carroll Shelby kicked off and kept pace for the 1991 Indianapolis 500. Later that year, Dodge provided car reviewers and media access to the car and began delivering pre-ordered cars first thing in 1992.

Though the Viper had its ups and downs throughout its 21 years of production, it was an immediate success. Engineers were constantly improving on the design and each generation of the model brought vast improvements over the last. However, a hiccup in production for the 2007 model year signaled the first sign of trouble for the model.

Regardless, production resumed for the 2008 model year. Most of the changes for this generation came in the form of mechanical improvements. Displacement grew to 8.4-liters and the new higher revving V10 now produced 600-horsepower. Backing the new power plant, a new Tremec TR6060 offered the car more reliable gearing and shifting and the Dana M44-4 rear end was upgraded with an advanced limited-slip differential that greatly improved traction. Physically, not much changed for the Viper between 2006 and 2008. Although, the addition of a dramatically vented hood distinguished the two generations.

GAA Classic Car Auctions is offering enthusiasts an incredible second chance to get behind the wheel of what some may argue to be one of the best years for the Viper. This 2008 Venom Red Metallic Convertible is fully loaded and in excellent condition. Its single owner has managed to keep the mileage down to just 15-miles. Proof of past ownership is substantiated by a clean Carfax report. Dodge had scheduled to end Viper production in 2010 but decided to bring the model back in 2013. Ultimately, the last Dodge Viper was produced by August 31, 2017 and its return is very unlikely. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to own a true American Supercar. For more information on this car visit the ad here.

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