TTAC Photochop: New Dodge Viper

ttac photochop new dodge viper

I'd never own a Viper, but I'd love to drive one. As would millions of enthusiasts. In fact, the "wikkid car but even people who worship it end-up doing so from afar" is an entire genre (currently heading down market with the Pontiac G8 GT). Anyway, let's suppose the U.S. economy suddenly recovers and Chrysler decides it needs a halo car for the Dodge brand (gotta sell those Durangos) and… Anyway, how should the next, entirely theortetical Viper look? I am a big fan of the 1992 RT/10. I'd like to see its side vents make a come-back. I'd also like a sharper noise with some creases following the white stripes (those would look cool even if the paint is monochromatic). Then I'd place a black inner fold on the sides to emphasize the skirts, also as a tribute to the RT/10. Finally I'd add some lights that are completely new, but you could guess you'd seen them before. Voila! The Viper macho-look is completed.

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  • Matt Matt on Mar 23, 2008

    @ detlef I wasn't disputing the fact that its always had some sort of alphanumeric part to its name, but the fact is, at least with me and all my car buddies, we have never referred to it as the "Viper RT/10" or the SRT-10 or anything like that. In conversation, its always been plain old "Viper." And if I were to step into a Dodge showroom and buy an "SRT-10" I'd still call it a Viper. Besides, how much cooler is Viper anyways?

  • Detlef Detlef on Mar 23, 2008

    @ matt True enough, it's always been the "Viper" with anyone I've ever talked with, too. I guess my only question about the added "SRT-10" has to do with how "SRT-X" is applied to any other vehicle in Chrysler's stock. If there's a "Viper SRT-10," where's the plain old non-SRT Viper?

  • Matt Matt on Mar 23, 2008

    @ detlef SHHH!! You're giving them ideas! Now thanks to you we might be seeing a "plain old Viper" with a V6! :-) And from what I've seen, there are people working at the big 2.8 who probably wouldn't think that's a bad idea.

  • Zwinrow Zwinrow on May 02, 2008

    Having owned 2 vipers I will say that unless you own one and drive it almost every day don't knock it. This car is an American ICON!! My corvette doesn't get any where near as many looks as the viper. It is a magnet for affection where as the vette drives better (not faster) and is way more practical the viper is the god of modern American sports cars bar none. Say what you will but in my opinion there is no competition, Shelby design has and always will be the cutting edge.

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