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  • 1970 Dodge Challenger "Highway Star" SEMA 2020

    "Highway Star" is a Dodge Viper wrapped in a Dodge Challenger body with a Hellcat engine.

  • Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 Stradale - Photo credit: TSG Autohaus
    Dodge Viper-based Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 Stradale up for sale

    Zagato chose one of the fastest production cars available, the Dodge Viper ACR-X, to underpin its Alfa Romeo coach-built special.

  • 1995 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 550 for sale on Bring a Trailer
    1995 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 550 with just 40,000 miles can be yours

    A 1995 Dodge Viper upgraded by Hennessey Performance Engineering is for sale on Bring a Trailer.

  • 2017 Dodge Viper
    Five new Dodge Vipers were sold in 2019

    Dodge dealers sold five new Vipers in 2019 even though the car went out of production in August of 2017.

  • Fire suppression system in Dodge Viper ACR-X
    Witness how a fire suppression system works in a 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...

  • 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

    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 concept debuted at the North American International Auto Show that year. The brainchild of former Chrysler executive Bob Lutz, the Viper spared nothing to reincarnate the magic of another American sports car icon: the Shelby Cobra. Lutz campaigned to build the modern-day hot rod, and as usual, he...

  • 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
    Dodge Viper to return? Marchionne leaves the door open

    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...

  • 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

    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 included one or the other. Dodge may have decided against a factory targa top, but Prefix made it a reality. Road & Track reported Tuesday that Prefix managed to squeeze 25 to 30 Viper targa tops into the world before supplier issues brought production to an end. The Michigan-based company has...

  • 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
    Documentary details Dodge Viper ACR's record-setting Nürburgring run

    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...

  • 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

    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 Commemorative Edition ACR to be exact, around the punishing racetrack in a time of 7:01.3. But this was only Arnold’s first lap of the day, and he was confident a faster time could be clocked. Unfortunately, on his next lap, the car’s left front tire had a sidewall failure at close to 160...

  • 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...

  • This twin-turbocharged Dodge Viper is the fastest rear-wheel-drive car in the half mile
    This Dodge Viper is the fastest rear-drive car in the half mile

    In the world of street-legal drag-racing machines, the name Sal Patel is well known. The man has been racing his 1999 Dodge Viper for years now, and he's earned a lot of "World's Fastest" titles. His mean machine is known as the Outlaw Drag Radial Viper, and it's the fastest rear-wheel-drive...

  • 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
    The Dodge Viper ACR just ran the 'Ring in an unofficial 7:03.45

    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...

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