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The rear 3/4 view of a blue-and-white 1996 Dodge Viper GTS coupe

A Dodge Viper Is More Affordable and Reliable Than You Think

‘Supercar’ and ‘affordable’ are rarely paired together, especially when classic and/or used models are involved. It’s a similar story—or at least, some think it is—where reliability is concerned. However, some supercars buck that trend. For example, the Dodge Viper. Although it has a reputation as a ‘widow maker,’ when it comes to buying and maintaining …
A yellow 2013 SRT Viper at sunset

The SRT Viper: The More Livable but Still Crazy Dodge Viper

Extreme rawness is a key part of the original Viper’s appeal. But Dodge’s supercar evolved a bit over the years, gaining a few creature comforts along the way. All of which culminated in the final-gen model, the SRT Viper. However, while the last Vipers lost a bit of crudeness, they never lost their bite. The …
The front view of a red 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 with a hardtop

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10

The various Hellcat models may be Dodge’s performance halo cars today, but they weren’t always. Before them, and even before the first SRT models, there was the Dodge Viper. Since its cancellation, Viper values, especially for the earlier models, have steadily grown. But you can still find some decent bargains, including the 1994 Viper RT/10 …
An aluminum bodied V10 powered motorcycle called the Dodge Tomahawk sits in a parking lot.

The Amazing Tomahawk Was a Dodge Viper V10 Powered Motorcycle, Sort Of

The Dodge Viper has always been an eyecatching, muscle-bound, brutish supercar. For those reasons, it became an iconic poster car for many. At the heart of the Viper was V10 that delivered power so fast that many professional drivers considered the car borderline unruly. No matter. People loved the limited production halo car from Dodge. …
Jay Leno with his blue-and-white 1996 Dodge Viper GTS

Jay Leno’s 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Still Knocks His Socks Off

Large amounts of horsepower are easily available in Dodge dealerships these days. But while the brand offers a high-powered sedan, coupe, and even an SUV, it doesn’t have an actual sports car. At least, not anymore—not since the Dodge Viper was canceled. And as Jay Leno recently demonstrated with his 1996 Dodge Viper GTS, the …
The Dodge Viper is a V10 manual transmission sports car.

Dodge Managed to Sell 2 Brand-New Vipers in Q3 2020

The Dodge Viper utilizes a winning sportscar formula, a big V10 engine up front, a six-speed manual transmission, and drive going to the rear wheels. Unfortunately, the Viper sales were not enough to sustain it, with Dodge announcing its retirement back in 2017. Despite this, a new sales report from FCA states that Dodge sold …
A Dodge Viper goes through the Viper Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

Will Dodge Bring Back the Viper as a Mid-Engine Car?

With the long-awaited arrival of the new mid-engine C8 Corvette, fans and critics are left trying to form their opinions. Having a mid-engine seems to be one of the key markers that set sports cars apart from supercars, so they beg the question: will another American supercar like the Dodge Viper get a new mid-engine …
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The Copperhead Is The Affordable Dodge Viper We Never Got

The Viper is an admired American supercar made by Dodge that made its way into every little kid’s Hot Wheels collection and hearts, making it the ‘dream car‘ of so many. For some time there was talk of the potential for a more affordable version of the Viper, called the Dodge Copperhead, which was created …
Blue 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in the desert, with the setting sun in the background

The Dodge Challenger ACR May Take the Hellcat to the Track

While they make for hilarious fun, the Hellcat variants of Dodge Challenger do give up something to their muscle-car competition. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE are down on power, true. But their handling upgrades make them better overall. And it seems like Dodge has been taking notes. Recent rumors are …
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You Can Afford This Dodge Supercar, But You Might Not Want To

When it comes to buying rare exotic cars, you probably think of expensive and unattainable, but that isn’t necessarily true of this all-American MOPAR – the Dodge Viper. In fact, the first few generations of Dodge Viper can be purchased for less than an average-cost new car, and provide all of the power and performance …
Ralph Gilles Introduces the Viper
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Automotive Artist Profile: Ralph Gilles, FCA Head of Design

Designing a vehicle and getting it to market takes a team of people. Sometimes, from within those teams, there is one person who shines. That is the case with Ralph Gilles. He is a designer that has gone up the ranks of FCA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. But how much do we really know about him? How did he get …
A 2017 Dodge Viper is shown at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)
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Why the Powerful and Popular Dodge Viper Disappeared

The 2017 Dodge Viper, for many, represented a true luxury sports car. It had a powerful V10 engine and handled like a dream. It looked every inch the dynamic sports car, offered extraordinary power, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. The Viper received many accolades. There were plans announced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to make …