by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on March 16, 2016
There are two very distinct and frustrating issues with the stereo in our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper. First: the bass is turned up way too high. Second: it doesn't get loud enough. Whether it's the radio, Bluetooth or an iPod plugged in, nothing meets my personal volume standards.
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.
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on October 30, 2015
It doesn't rain much here in Los Angeles, so when we see clouds on the horizon, we tend to get a bit frantic. Freeway traffic stops completely, news tickers immediately read "STORM WATCH 2015!" and weather reporters don bright-yellow boots to brave the elements.
The weather-alert in our long term 2015 Dodge Viper had a similar reaction to a weather report last week and it chimed in during my commute to warn me of the impending doom.
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on September 16, 2015
The "Speed Adjusted Volume" in our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper doesn't work. Well, it works, but just not the way I want it to. This feature turns ups the stereo volume as vehicle speed increases, compensating for road noise.
It does that part just fine. But if you want to turn the feature off, the Viper is disinclined to acquiesce to your request.
August 20, 2015
The night before setting off on our cross-country road trip in our 2015 Dodge Viper, I thought it would be cool to do a time-lapse of the drive. I stuck my trusty GoPro to the passenger window and there it sat for the next 5,914 miles.
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.