Chrysler has made some audacious decisions in the course of its history, especially in the 1990s. While its rivals wheeled their show cars off stage and into storage as usual, Auburn Hills actually put some of its most outrageous concepts into production: models like the Plymouth Prowler, Chrysler PT … read more
If you want a fun, fast and reliable track car, you look to the United Kingdom. Britain has cemented its position as the market leader for such models and is home to the likes of Ariel, Radical, BAC, Lotus and new players Zenos and Elemental.
But if a U.S. firm like Dodge were to go down the track-car … read more
When January of 2017 rolls around, the Dodge Viper will no longer be in production. I know, it’s a shame. But before it does go the way of the dodo, at least Dodge went ahead and gave the world the no-nonsense ACR we all had been longing for. The 2016 Viper ACR is not only best Viper ever, but one … read more
America’s love affair with the quarter mile is dwindling. Cars like the Shelby GT350 and Camaro ZL1 represent a shift in focus from straight lines to corners. But aside from the Viper, Dodge’s desire to go ’round them isn’t entirely noticeable. One designer has a vision for a vehicle even more … read more
Similar in purpose, but differing greatly in how they go about satisfying it, the Nissan GT-R and Dodge Viper ACR have a special kind of rivalry. Perhaps it’s a three letter thing, perhaps it’s constantly being looked down upon by the European crowd, or perhaps it’s just that they’ve both been … read more
It’s officially called the Venom 800 and it packs 808 horsepower and 790 pound-feet of torque.
Those numbers may look eye-popping, but anybody who knows anything about Hennessey is aware that these are the kind of numbers the tuner is capable of producing. Heck, that Venom 800 program, as impressive … read more
The standard, not-at-all slow Dodge Viper has a 8.4-litre V10 with a hearty 645bhp. Send this Viper to the John Hennessey School of Motoring however, and you’ll return with something a bit spikier.
Because thanks to a new high-flow supercharger system that forms the bones of Hennessey’s new upgrade … read more
Despite the Viper being the flagship of the Dodge brand, it’s outmuscled by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat when it comes to outright power.
And we’re not talking small numbers here. The Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat each make do with 707 horsepower versus the 645 hp of the Viper, despite … read more
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] in June confirmed that production of the Dodge Viper would soon be coming to an end and that the 2017 model year would be the car’s last.
No reason was given for the Viper’s demise but with sales slowing to a trickle (just 676 were sold in all of 2015) and emissions … read more
The thing with performance cars is that there are only very select circumstances when you can experience their full potential. The 2016 Dodge Viper with the Hennessey Venom 800 Supercharged upgrade is one such car, and this is one way to experience all that power. Even if you buy one of these beasts, … read more