The ’89 Viper concept car wowed the world. It was as a completely unexpected, over-the-top modern reinterpretation of the original Shelby Cobra. And when the production Dodge Viper arrived in 1992, it was only slightly more streetable. With 400 horsepower from an enormous V-10, no door handles, no side glass, and only the faintest suggestion of a removable vinyl roof, the first few years of Viper RT/10 roadster production were more about Chrysler proving it could execute a rambunctious rolling proof of concept than building a perfect production car.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/01/29/1996-2002-dodge-viper-buyers-guide