Dodge Viper: Handcrafted Sports Car

Feb 18, 2017 07:50 AM EST | Joyce Vega

The Dodge Viper is an American icon. The familiar lines, broad shoulders and carbon fiber hood, roof and decklid blend with aluminum door and still panels for a truly aerodynamic look.

According to The Car Connection, to commemorate the end of production as well as the car’s 25th anniversary, Dodge has introduced a series of six special edition models. The Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, VooDoo II Edition ACR, Snakeskin Edition GTC and ACR, and Dodge Dealer Edition ACR commemorate various Viper milestones.

The Dealer Edition ACR commemorates the two top selling Viper Dealers. All of the Viper editions are equipped with a massive 8.4-liter V-10 engine with 645 horsepower, and a Tremec 6-speed manual. It has 600 pound-feet of torque. From 0-60mph it takes about three seconds, and top speed ranges from 177 to 206 mph, depending on how much aero is added. It is also equipped with stability and traction control. Dodge Viper comes with threatening vents and intakes scarred along its body.

Dodge claims that the cabin can accommodate drivers up to 6-feet-7-inches tall. There is plenty of head room and leg room for most drivers, and the leather seats are both comfortable and adjustable. The steering wheel and the pedals can be moved to get the best possible fit. Dodge Viper is rated at 15mpg combined.

Digital Trends reported that all of the Dodge Viper models are sold out. It is safe to say that Dodge’s announcement of the end of Viper production in June generated a flurry of last-minute orders. It seems that Dodge was concerned that it would not be able to fill them all.

Tim Kuniskis reported that the automaker had to shut orders for a few months and go back to suppliers to try to get more parts, to fill the larger number of orders. Some of the last Vipers may still be up for grabs, but they would have to been previously ordered by dealers.

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