Well it’s over. After an 18 year production run the big bad serpent from Dodge has finally met its demise. When originally released in 1992 the Dodge Viper RT10 blew the doors off the competition with its 400 hp V10, classic roadster design and side exit exhaust. Over the years the Viper gained a reputation for being a no-holds-barred white knuckle super car that got better and better with each generation.
The current and final generation 2010 Dodge Viper produces 600 hp and 560 lb-ft tq. and although considered by some to be rough around the edges, there is no denying that the car has left its own unique mark in the automotive history books. Clad in a special one of a kind gold paint with orange stripes the final production Dodge Viper rolled of the assembly line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant on July 1st, 2010.
The big snake is a car that is not for the faint of heart. It’s got big power, big personality and a reputation that make it both respected and feared amongst the competition. There are rumors that a new Viper may see the light of day sometime in 2013 but as for right now, they are just that… rumors. We’d like to think it will return in a few years as a possible 800 hp fire breathing monster, but alas it may be only a pipe dream. I will say this though, if you ever have the opportunity to ride in a Dodge Viper of any year, take it, as I can guarantee it will be an experience that you will never forget.