Dodge Viper RT-10
Bob Lutz and Carroll Shelby conceived the Dodge Viper, along with the other Chrysler executives and engineers. The Viper was a modern-day Shelby Cobra, but with a twist. It had more power, meaner looks and an urge to kill the driver in any given moment. The long hood, short rear end and interesting Targa top was a fantastic-looking design. It was quite unique in 1992 when they released the car.
The original Viper had an 8.0-liter V10 with 400 HP and loads of torque. Despite the good construction, sports suspension and wide tires, the Viper was famous for easily losing control, especially on wet surfaces. The performance was brutal and 0 to 60 sprint took just 4.6 seconds, while the top speed was 182 mph. Despite the performance, high price and exclusivity, the original Viper was a crude car.
Its hot side pipes could burn your legs while exiting the car. It had a cramped interior and no trunk space. However, this car puts a smile on most car enthusiast’s faces faster than any other car from the era. The prices for original Vipers are slowly rising, so hurry and get this piece of American sports car history while you can.