Viper, the farewell of the most muscular supercar

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Viper goodbye to a supercar evocative as exaggerated . One of the most representative American cars. After 25 years of production the factory of Conner Avenue to Detroit closed the production lines of this model. Last 31 August the Home of Viper ended the story born in 1992 .

Viper first series (1992)

With the 2017 is over the story of the Dodge then SRT Viper . Which from now on will be a delicious morsel for the collectors . The FCA Group has decided not to continue with one of the most particular American super sports cars. That 25 years ago was born when it was still Chrysler to command and in fact the V10 of 8 liters was derived from those of the pick-up . And then prepared from Lamborghini (then owned by Chrysler) to increase lightness and efficiency. The Dodge Viper with its motorboat from 400 horses 664 Nm of torque debuted in 1991 as a peace car in the Indianapolis 500.

The evolution of the Viper

Wanted by two top managers such as Lee Iacocca and Bob Lutz the Viper, built around its enormous propeller, has always been a scorbutic car. Hard to handle. Very emotional, but suitable for expert pilots the only ones able to bring it to the limit. Made in three series : from 1992 to 2002, from 2003 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2017. The V10 has reached up to 8.4 liters of displacement, 650 horses and 814 Nm of torque .

Then the end . But not before the swan song. As you can see in the video below. With the Viper who set the lap time at Nurburgring in 7’01 “3 . One performance from real supercar. Immortal, in step with the best products of global competition. We take off our hat in front of a car certainly not without flaws, but that has been able to excite.

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