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2015 Dodge Viper GT: The Aftermarket Upgrade We Absolutely Must Get

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on December 10, 2015

2015 Dodge Viper GT

We added an aftermarket Ford Racing suspension to our 2015 Ford Mustang after a few of us found its handling wanting. To our departed 2013 Scion FR-S we added an aftermarket supercharger kit to help boost the car's power.

Now it's time to add something to our 2015 Dodge Viper GT. 'Sweet!', you might be thinking. A Hennessey 700R upgrade!

Admittedly, it could be worth it just for the more exotic-sounding exhaust alone. But I've got something even more useful in mind. 

The Car Cane!

I know, I know. You think I'm joking. But I'm not. We totally need this. See the old guy right at the beginning of the video? Minus the grey hair and arthritis, he might as well be New & Used Car Editor James Riswick trying to getting in and out of our Viper.

As Road Test Editor Carlos Lagos noted in another update, the only effective/classy/discrete way to get out involves using the lateral bolster of the seat as your support. He's right. But a Car Cane would be way better and way classier.

I'm going to order one. I'm serious. Hopefully it will clear my expense report. But even if it doesn't, it'll be worth it.

But wait, there's more! Right now because of the holidays the Car Cane website says I can get two for the price of one! (Although, I must say I'm a little disappointed that the Swivel Seat (butt gasket!) seen at the end of the above video doesn't seem to be available anymore. That would have added another level of functionality and class to our Viper).

I'll let you know once the Car Cane set arrives.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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