2015 Dodge Viper GT: Where Are the Parking Sensors?
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on March 11, 2016
From the windshield to the front bumper, the hood on our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper measures six feet long. That kind of real estate is necessary with a V10 but it makes up 41 percent of the Viper's total length (14.5 feet). Combine the length with the high arc of the hood and the low driver's seat and it's nearly impossible to tell where the front bumper is, especially when you're parking.
This would be a perfect opportunity for modern technology to step in and solve the problem, but the Viper it seems can't be bothered. No matter which trim level, you can't get parking sensors in the Viper, front or rear.
Dodge makes parking sensors available as a $395 option on vehicles like our long-term Ram 1500, but not on this $100k supercar. This means you take the cautious route, trying not to bump in to walls or unseen parking stops and you have to corner wide around pillars, all to save the paint on the long nose of your Viper.
And most of the time, this means you end up feet from a wall, rather than inches.
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 17,688 miles