The Viper lacks modern driver aids such as traction control and anti-lock brakes. The car also has no exterior-mounted door handles or key locks, and instead, entry is done by unzipping a vinyl window to reach the interior door release handle (when the canvas/hard top is in place).
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much did the original Viper cost?
When Viper was first introduced, the U.S. MSRP was $50,700. Adjusted for inflation – that equates to $86,130 in today's dollars. “The Gen 1 Viper had 400 horsepower. It didn't have air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, traction control or stability control.
What is the most collectible Dodge Viper?
Most collectible are the 100 GT2 ORECA race car replicas, and 1996-'97 blue with white stripes. “That seems to be the iconic paint scheme for the Viper, and everyone loves the classic GTS body style,” says Liang.
Are Dodge Vipers fiberglass?
The body is a tubular steel frame with resin transfer molding (RTM) fiberglass panels. The car has a curb weight of 1,490 kg (3,280 lb) and lacks modern driver aids such as traction control and anti-lock brakes.
What is the best year Viper to buy?
Ranking Dodge Viper Models From Best To Worst
- 1 2003 Viper Competition Coupe. supercars.net.
- 2 2000 Viper ACR. supercars.net. ...
- 3 2010 Viper SRT-10. topspeed.com. ...
- 4 1995 Viper RT/10 Roadster. mecum.com. ...
- 5 1996 Viper GTS. via hotcars. ...
- 6 2005 Viper SRT-10 Coupe. pinterest.com. ...
- 7 1997 Viper GT2 Road/Race Version. ...
- 8 1996 Viper GTS-R. ...
What kind of brakes does a Dodge Viper have?
The Viper is a beast of a muscle car with no traction control, no anti-lock brakes, no stability control, rear-wheel drive and 450 horsepower. But it’s also a modern automobile, manufactured in 1997, with airbags, power windows and a keyless entry system.
What was the first Dodge Viper to have airbags?
The 1996 GTS would be the first Viper to be equipped with airbags and also included air conditioning, power windows and power door locks as standard equipment. The Viper GTS would be chosen as the pace car for the 1996 Indianapolis 500.
Is the Dodge Viper really as dangerous as everyone says it is?
My Viper is still in one shiny, blue piece. Actually, it’s not so shiny, because I recently took it out in some slushy, rainy, wet roads in order to answer the following question: Is this thing really as dangerous as everybody says it is? Here’s my thinking.
Why did Fiat Chrysler discontinue the Dodge Viper?
Initially, Fiat Chrysler cited poor sales as a reason for discontinuing the Viper; however, other sources have stated the car was discontinued because the Viper was unable to comply with FMVSS 226 safety regulation, which requires side curtain air bags.