2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Side Pipes Still Rock!

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2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Side Pipes Still Rock!

May 06, 2010

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Last week I was fortunate enough to get a close-up look at a Marina Blue1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. It was aclean,unmodified car with two NCRS Top Flight awards under its belt. Oh yeah, did I mention it was also an original427 car, complete with shiny side pipes that made it look (and sound) bothsexy and sinisterat the same time?

Last night I was looking at our new Long-Term DodgeViper SRT-10 and, yet again, found myself drawnto the side pipe design that helpsput the "bad" in this bad boy. There's something about a car that doesn't try to shuttlethe exhausttone under the rear bumper, but insteadjust spits it out right under the driver'swindow.That something would be spelled C-O-O-L

It's like the car is saying, "Hey buddy, there's a whole lot going on after thecombustion portion ofthis 600-horsepower V10engine, anddon't you forget it!"

Wouldn't think of it, Mr. Viper.

Karl Brauer, Editor at Large

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