2015 Dodge Viper: Works Fine as an Airport Shuttle
July 2, 2015
Well, we said we were going to use our 2015 Dodge Viper GT like any other car, so why not toss a carry-on in back for an airport run? The bag fit easily, unlike the overhead compartment of the 767 that flew me back from Detroit. And there was room to spare in the Viper, so I didn't even have to jam it in there.
So our Viper can handle a little cargo when necessary, which is good. No one expects a car like this to be easy to live with, but this Viper is more accommodating than you might think.
And then there's the fun part, of course. Nothing like clearing out the cobwebs after a four-hour flight with a burst from a 645-hp V10. Not a huge burst though, as it's still not fully broken in. But even a small punch of the throttle in this car is enough to rattle your head.
Two early impressions: the seats are great - if you sit up very straight. Slouch and they feel uncomfortable. I can live with that. And the shifter is better than I remember from previous Viper gearboxes. This one feels heavy and notchy, just the way I like it. Looking forward to racking up more miles in this one soon.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 621 miles