2015 Dodge Viper: Better to Back Into a Spot
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on January 18, 2016
The 2015 Dodge Viper has a long nose and very little indication of where the front splitter is. Head-in parking means I need to be extra careful. From the driver seat, I always give myself what I think is some extra room, but when I get out I'm usually surprised by how close I am to a parking block.
Look at the shot above, for example. I was convinced there'd be about six inches of space. Nope. It's about an inch away from me needing to fill out some damage paperwork.
It's far easier to back into a spot in the Viper because the rearview camera shows a sliver of the rear bumper. That gives you a very clear indication of how close you are to an object. As far as I can tell, parking sensors aren't available.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor