Dodge Viper - Viper Facts


While Chrysler has flirted with bankruptcy multiple times, and been stewarded by a few corporate owners, since the 1980s they’ve consistently managed to keep excitement elevated through smart use of concept cars. Whether put into production or not, these dramatic styling exercises are relatively cheap and generate buzz. And nobody was better than Chrysler from the late ‘80s through the early 2000s at exciting the public. But from the myriad concepts intended to titillate, such as the Copperhead, Atlantic, Demon Concept and Venom, only one world-beating sports car was ever produced: the Viper. Following are five of its top secrets:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/03/18/dodge-viper-secrets