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2010 Viper Final Edition: Farewell to the Serpent.

Posted in auto industry, Chrysler, Dodge by MrAngry | April 7th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

Viper Final Edition Roadster

It’s been 18 years since the first Dodge Viper rolled off the assembly line. It was big, red, rancorous and unlike anything the automotive world had ever seen, and with it’s 400hp V10 engine it was poised to take on the world. Back then the Viper was a true concept car for the street, hell, when first released it didn’t have door handles, windows or a roof. It was raw and as powerful as you could get, while at the same time being oh so quintessentially American.

Viper Final Editions

Now in its fourth generation Dodge has finally decided to bid the big bad snake farewell, but not without sending it off in style. 50 “Final Edition” Vipers will be built. 20 Coupes, 18 Roadsters and 12 ACRs. The Viper captivates everything that we have come to love in an American super car. As a true performance machine the Viper is the stuff that little boys dream of. It’s a hooligan in every sense of the word and makes no bones about its persona.

Viper Front

It acted as a boost of pride when our auto industry was in the dumps and made it’s European rivals continually scratch their heads as they watched the Viper rack up victory after victory on racetracks around the world. I know that we hear at Ridelust.com will sorely miss this snake as it is definitely one of those rare machines that puts the “LUST” in Ridelust.

Source: Chrysler.com

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3 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    One of many, MANY cars that I’ve wanted and lusted after, but will never be able to get my hands on.

  2. Metaliox says:

    For the life of me I will never understand why the Corvette sold more than the viper. The Z06 costs roughly the same as a viper and a viper will rock it on a drag strip or track. The Viper has always been a man eating performance god versus the soft Corvette. RIP Viper. I salute you.

  3. Dave says:

    “For the life of me I will never understand why the Corvette sold more than the viper. The Z06 costs roughly the same as a viper and a viper will rock it on a drag strip or track.”

    Well, if you’re talking ALL Vettes, then I think it just comes down to shear numbers. There’s a hell of alot more Vettes made than Vipers, so naturally the Vettes will sell more. If you’re talking about special versions of Vettes, (like ALL Z06’s, ZR1’s, Gran Sports, etc) then to a point, I think the same idea applies. If you’re talking about a particluar special version, like ONLY Z06, then I would guess it’s more of a brand\brand name recognition. I think most people think of Vettes before Vipers when shopping for that type of car.