2015 Dodge Viper GT: Sublime Seats
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on May 23, 2016
The Viper has a lot of problems with comfort and visibility, but I find it difficult to fault the seats. The bucket may look weird with the high, mandatory lumbar, but it works perfectly to keep me planted. When combined with the supportive but not too aggressive side bolsters, I never feel like I might slide or fall out of my seat. This is especially important in a car that can move through corners as quickly as this one.
The seat bottom and and lumbar curve along my sides and back just how I like it. I concede that there is next to no adjustability. Up, down, forward, backward and tilt. That's it. The pedals adjust, but there's nothing in the way of lumbar, bolster or thigh adjustment. That might put off other drivers, but I like the shape and wouldn't adjust it much anyway.
The seats have a passthrough for a harness. If you scoot the seat forward and remove this panel, you'll find mounting points on both sides. A cool feature and something I can genuinely see Viper owners using.
There are plenty of bad seats out there and at least a couple in our long-term fleet, but I don't count these among them.
Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 19,601 miles