• Mar 13, 2007
There's no shortage of crossover between the aerospace and automobile industries, with carmakers regularly borrowing ideas from airplanes. Car manufacturers like BMW, Mitsubishi, Saab and Rolls Royce all have roots in building airplanes, but the Dodge Viper? Sure, Carroll Shelby, on whose Cobra the Viper was modeled, used to be a fighter pilot, as was Bob Lutz, but that's still a bit of a stretch. Aerospace retrofitters Northwest Helicopters took a shot at bridging (or at least flying over) the divide with a big ol' Huey painted to match the company owner's Viper SRT/10 coupe.

The firm was reportedly fixing up the chop-lifter for a show and was looking for a way to get it noticed. After driving around car lots looking for the most vibrant of tints, they decided to go with Viper Racing Yellow, and painted the helicopter to match, complete with silver stripes.

The chopper was apparently a big hit at the show, and the owner is undoubtedly the only one to have matching Huey and Viper. (Sure beats matching luggage.) One big difference between the two, aside from the obvious: take a close look a the picture and you'll notice the M60-D cannon mounted to the side of the helicopter, something you're not likely to see on a Viper (unless, of course, Dodge steps in for Aston Martin in the next Bond film).

Thanks for the tip, Dave!

[Source: DavidPitlyuk.com]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      OK, NOW I CAN PARK MY YELLOW CAR AND TAKE THE COPTER TO MY YELLOW BOAT -- but maybe I will be a little too easy for the DEA and the Coast Guard to spot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would be impressed if the helicopter could carry the viper around.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A commercial Huey as a companion helicopter? Please.... Nobody would use that. A real pimp would have something like a Sikorsky S76. Plus the Huey is slow as shit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      very irrelevant news
      • 7 Years Ago
      This looks like the answer to the question, "What did Curious George buy for the Man in the Yellow Hat after he won the lottery?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too bad it's DCX..Sounds like a perfect cadeaux for Lutz
      • 7 Years Ago
      A slow helicopter beats no helicopter, right? Plus, a Huey has room for the whole posse, and this one has a machine gun.
      • 7 Years Ago
      you have to be color blind to like these two, but I will still take them.