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.