2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Side Pipes Still Rock!
May 06, 2010
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