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  • Fire suppression system in Dodge Viper ACR-X

    Modern race cars may be extraordinarily powerful, but they're also safer than they've ever been. One key component to a modern race car is a fire suppression system, and in a video from Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, we see how the system works. The test car is a Dodge Viper ACR-X, which was a special-run Viper ACR of just 25 cars built for 2010. It boasted extra gear for improved downforce and another 40 horsepower over the stock Viper ACR's 600 ponies. The fire suppression system works in two areas: the engine compartment and the cabin. If the driver knows there's a fire under the hood, he...

  • 1992 Dodge Viper with 34 miles for sale
    1992 Dodge Viper in time-capsule condition for sale

    The Dodge Viper left this world in 2017 and we have a feeling that fact has done good things for the cars' values. Case in point, this 1992 Dodge Viper for sale on eBay. However, what's really bound to drive up the price of this car is the fact it was purchased new and has since sat stored in a...

  • 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster
    1992 Dodge Viper: 100 Cars That Matter

    In the late 1980s, post-K-car Chrysler was desperate for attention. The good fortune of the decade had begun to dwindle and the automaker knew it needed something big to turn the limelight back on its aging products. Enter the Dodge Viper. Chrysler made more than a splash in 1989 when the Viper...

  • Mid-engine Dodge Viper mule
    Dodge almost turned the Viper into a mid-engined car

    The automotive industry is full of incredibly fascinating tales of "what could have been." We can think of numerous examples, but one we're sure few have heard of has just surfaced: Dodge built a business case for a mid-engined Viper in the 1990s. Dodge could have beaten both Ford and Chevrolet's...

  • 2006 Dodge Viper ASC Diamondback
    McLaren-modified ASC Diamondback Viper for sale, again

    The one-off 2006 Dodge Viper ASC Diamondback has surfaced for sale again. The last time was almost 10 years ago, and since then the car's odometer registers just 19 extra miles. Yep, that's pretty sad. Californian exotic car dealer American Supercars currrently has the Viper listed for sale, and...

  • Auction of the final 2017 Dodge Viper and 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on June 23, 2018
    Final Dodge Viper and Challenger SRT Demon fetch $1M in charity auction

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has built the very last examples of its Dodge Viper supercar and Challenger SRT Demon street-legal drag racer, but the automaker didn't resort to locking the cars away in a heritage center or museum. Instead, they've been set free to prowl the streets. FCA called on...

  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

    In August 2017 the last Dodge Viper slithered off the assembly line, and for a second time, it was said to be dead forever. In recent weeks, however, reports have popped up stating that the Viper would return in 2021, minus the iconic V-10 engine under its hood. Last Friday at an investor conference in Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out its latest 5-year plan. During a Q & A session with reporters, Autoweek asked FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne about the possible return of the Viper, and he responded by saying, "That's a great idea." Marchionne wanted to end it there, but then went on to...

  • 2015 Dodge Viper SRT
    Report: Dodge Viper returning in 2021 minus V-10

    Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production on August 31 last year at the Connor Avenue assembly plant. The Viper was truly the only American sports car...

  • Dodge Viper targa by Prefix
    Dodge didn't build a Viper Targa, so one company did it for them

    We waved goodbye to the Dodge Viper last year as production came to an end. The Viper's production end still stings, but perhaps what hurts a smidge more is the fact we never saw a factory Viper convertible or targa top for the fifth-generation sports car. After all, every other Viper generation...

  • Final Dodge Viper and Challenger SRT Demon auction
    Final Dodge Viper and Challenger SRT Demon going under the hammer

    It turns out Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won't keep the last Dodge Viper ever built for its new heritage center located in the Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit, where the car rolled off the line last August. The automaker on Thursday revealed that the special Viper, a red 2017 Viper GTS, will...

  • Dodge Viper memorabilia from Conner Avenue Assembly plant
    Dodge Viper memorabilia from Conner Avenue plant up for sale

    With Dodge Viper production no longer taking place at the car's Conner Avenue Assembly home, Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has decided to transform the Detroit, Michigan plant into a heritage center. FCA has been clearing out the plant since last August when the last Viper rolled...

  • Viper production at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant
    Former Viper plant to house historic FCA cars and concepts

    The last Dodge Viper supercar rolled off the line at the car's Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan last August. At the time, Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said workers would be moved to the automaker's other plants, leaving the fate of the 51-year-old Conner Avenue...

  • 2017 Dodge Viper ACR in preparation for Nürburgring lap record attempt - Image via Prefix

    Last year, we waved goodbye to one of the most iconic American sports cars of all time, the Dodge Viper. In a fitting sendoff, 378 fans funded a trip to send the Viper, specifically a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, to the Nürburgring for one last run. The effort made history when the Viper ACR clocked the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive car with a run of 7:01.3. FoxPro Films was on hand to document the entire experience, and now fans can dive deeper into the record attempt in the new documentary "7:01: The Story of the Viper's Return to the Green Hell." The film highlights...

  • First-generation Dodge Viper
    Learn how Lamborghini helped engineer the Dodge Viper's V-10

    The Dodge Viper has once again departed the automotive landscape, but it won't be forgotten anytime soon. Why? Because it represented one of the purest sports cars a Detroit automaker ever built—and actually built in Detroit, Michigan, at that. Donut Media is back to help us get up to speed...

  • Lance Arnold setting 7:01.3 Nürburgring lap time in a 2017 Dodge Viper ACR on September 1, 2017
    2017 Dodge Viper ACR sets 7:01.3 ‘Ring time before attempt ended by tire failure

    What a way to go out. The Dodge Viper, which bowed out of production last month, this time for good, has clocked the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive production car at the Nürburgring. On September 1, German racing driver Lance Arnold drove a 2017 Dodge Viper ACR, an uber-rare Viper GTS-R...

  • Ralph Gilles hits the track in his Dodge Viper Voodoo II ACR
    Watch FCA's Ralph Gilles track his Voodoo Viper ACR

    Ralph Gilles has been a positive fixture in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] world for a number of years now. He's the cheerful head of design who clearly shares the same passion for automobiles that burns strongly in the rest of us. He's also happy to hit the track in his own vehicles...

  • 2017 Dodge Viper
    With production over, take a look back at the Dodge Viper’s highs and lows

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this month built its final Dodge Viper, and despite the ramblings of CEO Sergio Marchionne about a possible successor, it looks like the 2017 model year will be the nameplate’s last. The final car was a red GTS, which FCA plans to keep in its heritage collection...

  • Final Dodge Viper ever built at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant
    The last Dodge Viper has rolled off the assembly line

    We knew this day was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier. The final Dodge Viper ever built has now rolled off the Conner Avenue assembly line. Chrysler executive Ralph Gilles took to Instagram to post photos of the finals cars coming off the assembly line. In one photo, Gilles stands in...

  • 2017 Dodge Viper ACR in preparation for Nürburgring lap record attempt - Image via ViperRingKing

    Just ahead of the doors closing forever on the Dodge Viper, a new lap record attempt is being undertaken at the Nürburgring. A number was just set, and it's not slow: 7:03.45 was run by a white-with-blue-stripes 2017 Dodge Viper ACR, an uber-rare Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR to be exact. For those keeping track, the time would make the Viper ACR the fastest rear-wheel-drive production car to lap the 'Ring. The previous fastest time was set in December 2016 by a Mercedes-AMG GT R that put down a 7:10.92 lap. Of course, this new lap time is both unofficial and not a...

  • 2017 Dodge Viper ACR in preparation for Nürburgring lap record attempt - Image via Prefix
    Dodge Viper ACR prepares for Nürburgring lap record assault

    The Dodge Viper is weeks away from ceasing production for good, and fans are determined to see it go out with a bang. That’s why 378 of them banded together to provide funds for one final assault on the Nürburgring. The funds were required to ship two 2017 Dodge Viper ACRs to the German...

  • VLF Force 1 V10
    VLF has ample supply of Dodge Vipers for Force 1 conversions

    Despite production of the Dodge Viper coming to an end on August 31, VLF Automotive has an ample supply of the cars for converting into the Force 1 V10. The American coachbuilder first showed the Viper-based Force 1 V10 coupe at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The company followed up with the Force 1...

  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
    It's over: the Dodge Viper dies forever on August 31

    The end is nigh for an American sports car icon: the Dodge Viper will officially exit production on August 31, 2017, and the Connor Avenue Assembly plant where all Vipers have been built will be closed for good. Previously, designer Ralph Gilles let the date slip during a speech at the 2017 Chicago...

  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
    Dodge Viper ACR to attempt ‘Ring record in July–thanks to fans

    At the start of the year, we learned that Dodge Viper fans were raising funds to see the car make one final attempt at the Nürburgring production car record before being discontinued. In case you’ve forgotten, the Viper will be no more after the 2017 model year. A crowdfunding initiative...

  • Calvo Motorsports Dodge Viper makes nearly 1700 horsepower on pump gas
    This General Lee Dodge Viper makes 1,700 horsepower on pump gas

    The dearly departed Dodge Viper makes 645 horsepower from its V-10 engine. That's so much more power than most people can handle. For others, like the Calvo Motorsports team, it's not even close to enough. Wearing a General Lee livery, the Calvo Motorsports Dodge Viper is designed to go very fast...

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