Most car fans are deeply saddened that they discontinued the Dodge Viper, so there will not be a new generation. Dodge presented this legendary sports muscle in 1992 and it immediately became an American icon. It has a monster of a V10 engine in the front and a sleek, aggressive body style. With rear-wheel drive, it delivers power and screams the wild nature of this car.
Even so, the Viper has become a fan favorite for its uncompromised character and attitude. Over three generations, Chrysler made over 100,000, but the basic layout was the same. It had a V10 in the front, power going to the rear wheels and a manual transmission in between. Until the end, this was the only transmission choice, which is something purists appreciate.
Although the Viper lacks a fancy, advanced automatic transmission with a dual clutch system lightning fast shifts, it is still brutally fast. It can even beat those much more expensive European exotics. The 8.2-liter, 645 HP V10 engine was responsible for 3.8-second 0 to 60 mph acceleration times.