2015 Dodge Viper GT: Doin' The Daily
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 22, 2015
I'm not sold on the daily drivability of our 2015 Dodge Viper.
Why would I be, you ask? After all, is this $104,000 super carnivore really meant for running errands? Some of us think so. Or rather, some of us think that the Viper can be used for the indignity of daily life quite nicely, and we've set out to prove the theory, even if it requires some recalibration of one's expectations.
Consider cargo area, for example.
Actually, I was pretty surprised and impressed that the Viper could handle this Labor Day BBQ-prep run as well as it did. I was certain that some of these items would be riding shotgun, but no. After a few re-shuffles, it all managed to fit quite snugly in the rear cargo well. There was even room remaining on the cargo shelf, which would've been useful if I'd had longer, flat items.
Granted, this wasn't a typical Costco haul with 100 rolls of paper towels or gallon drums of shampoo and conditioner, but there was enough in the cart that I'd wished I'd driven a compact car at least.
Score one for the Viper in the daily grind.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor