The Original Dodge Viper RT/10 Will Always Be A Very Scary Car

The first-gen Dodge Viper RT/10 was the stuff of dreams. Or perhaps nightmares. One that could punish you in every given opportunity, but still a dream car.

Dodge’s decision to throw the Viper into production was definitely a brave one, even by early ‘90s standards; no airbags, no ABS or traction control, no side windows, the original Viper was basically a manual V10 with two seats wrapped in a gorgeously angry bodywork.

This hardcore approach played a big part on making the Viper a halo car for the brand, as Regular Car Reviews explains in their latest video.

Power came from the massive 8.0-liter V10 which produced 400hp and 465lb-ft of torque. In fact, there’s enough torque to drive this car through the gears without even having to touch the gas pedal.

Even if you weren’t a big fan of the American brand’s unpolished and raw vision of a performance car, you have to admit it was a sad day when Dodge stopped producing the Viper,

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  • The original Viper is as raw as you can get, and also it has Shelby provenance on it. Surely it’s a pure classic, considering we probably won’t ever see the same car again.

  • SteersUright

    Whoa, wake up call. When I first saw my very first Viper I was stunned, speechless, and in awe of this gorgeous “concept” car actually being produced and sold to the public. Amazing how time manages to change perceptions. I see it now and am like, what is this outdated, cheesy looking, red caricature of sports car? Oh yeeeeaah, the original Viper. Hasn’t aged as well as I though it might. Oh well, was an awesome car and have tons of appreciation for Dodge for producing it. Wish they didn’t cancel it or at least replaced it with another amazing sports car. They clearly can build amazing sports cars when they want to.

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