by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on January 11, 2016
I'd previously written about my weekend with our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper and how long I'd waited to get behind the wheel. I came away supremely impressed and, despite some flaws, I wanted the keys back in my possession.
My Christmas wish was granted: two full weeks with the Viper to finish out the year.
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.
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.
June 26, 2015
"The last of the muscle cars!" "The end of the V8!" "We'll never see anything this good again." We've heard these proclamations repeated and retracted more times than we can count, and knowing that, we're confident in saying the Dodge Viper is certainly the last of the truly bonkers muscle cars.
At least that's what we said five years ago when we introduced a 2009 Dodge Viper into our test fleet.
Fortunately, we were mistaken. The Dodge Viper is very much alive and kicking.