Dodge Viper Is Dead, But It Would Look Nice As A Shooting Brake

It was revealed last week that Dodge started developing a mid-engine Viper in the 1990s, surprising car enthusiasts who started thinking what could have been if they went down that road.

After all, the Viper is best known for its huge front-mounted V10 engine and a hood that seems to stretch into another dimension. However, perhaps inspired by the news that the Viper could have been very different, Rain Prisk has rendered up a unique take on an unlikely version of the Viper: a Shooting Brake.

While very few production cars have ever been sold in that bodystyle, they continue to capture the imaginations of cars fans around the world. Consequently, we’re frequently bombarded with renderings depicting Shooting Brake variants of current cars.

As expected, the Viper Shooting Brake has an elongated roofline that morphs into a hatch towards the rear of the supercar. There’s also a small spoiler stretching off the roof and a raked rear window – and, for good measure, a set of arch-filling wheels.

For the most part, we think a good majority of front-engine sports cars and supercars look good as Shooting Brakes. And even though, if the Viper hadn’t been discontinued, this would have never been on the cards, it doesn’t look half bad.

  • Mr. EP9

    I’m not so sure about a shooting brake for the Viper but at least this is better than most of the renders that show up here.

    • Chad L

      That’s not saying much. They are all terrible.

  • charlotteharry57

    The Viper is NOT a vehicle that looks good as a shooting brake. That’s hideous.

    • Smith

      Agree it is the ugliest car ever. Viper was bad enough and this takes it down a few notches, which is hard when you are already below the bottom!

  • eb110americana

    God I miss the Dodge Viper ACR. It’s one of the few cars that I can take completely seriously with all of the wacky aero. It looks just about perfect. I hope I get the chance to drive one some day.

  • annon

    no it would’nt

  • Mike Crowe

    Oh look another shooting brake from Rain Prisk. zzz

  • Craig

    I’m sure it’s OK. But I don’t care. I will forever be pissed off at Dodge for killing the Viper. One of many bone-headed moves by the ‘Chrysler Corporation’. [And all that it became]

    • Mr. EP9

      If you’re mad about that, just wait, they ain’t done yet.

      • MarketAndChurch


  • benT

    “Dodge Viper Is Dead”

  • Smith

    This rendering says one thing and only one thing … thank the Lord that the Viper is dead. This is the ugliest rendering I have ever seen. WOW, I will not sleep well tonight, haunted by that image!

  • Chad L

    What is with the s t upid renderings?

  • MarketAndChurch

    They should have changed the tail lamps while they were at it.

  • Bash

    It’s so nice to my taste. Really upset that there is no viper anymore. They should have made a rear engine version of the viper to go against that -you know what- Chevy.

  • Tomorrow: Batmobile would look nice as a shooting brake.

  • Paul

    As a rendering, I think it looks awful.

    • the taillights aren’t scaled proportionally.. amongst other things..

  • Mill0048

    I love the BMW clown shoe Z3 M and this is like an exaggerated version of that. I think this Viper looks fantastic and it seems I’m alone in that… 🙁

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