2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: View Over the Hood
August 05, 2010
Among the many items I consider when driving a car (seat comfort, ride quality, road noise, does it mess up what's left of my hair with the driver's window down at 60 mph, etc.) I always consider the view over the hood.
Vehicle designers, if they're smart, know this about customers (particularly performance car customers) and take it into account when designing a vehicle's fender and hood shape. The Viper folks clearly knew this, asour long-term caroffers a crisp view over the bulging hood scoop, between the raised fenders.
In a perfectly fitting way, the view over the Viper's hood is akin to staring down the barrel of a high-caliber weapon.
Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor at Large @ 14,431 miles