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Review: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 [w/VIDEO]

Next January's Detroit Auto Show will mark the 20th anniversary of the Viper's debut as a concept. Back then, every car in Chrysler's lineup was still derived from the K-Car. The K-cars saved Chrysler from the jaws of bankruptcy, but an executive named Lutz decided the automaker needed a new halo car to generate some excitement as a new decade dawned. Another old guy named Carroll Shelby was sprucing up Daytonas and Omnis at the time, so they decided to revive an idea from earlier in his career. Together they created a minimalistic two-seater with a humongous engine that became an instant... Read More

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    Detroit: SRT Viper looks venomous in Stryker Green
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    Back when the Viper wore the Dodge name, the car had a color palette that was as ostentatious as its exterior design. After launching the new Viper with relatively mellow colors like red, silver, black and white, SRT has since introduced eye-catching hues like TA Orange and Matte Black. The next color up for the Viper is the new Stryker Green debuting at ...

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    Official: 2014 SRT Viper GTS gets even more lux with Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package
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    The 2014 SRT Viper is already a rare and special vehicle, but Ralph Gilles & Co. are looking to create even more excitement for the car with limited-edition models. Only 165 souls will be lucky enough to park a Viper TA in their driveway, but less than a third of that number will have the honor of laying their $100,000+ down on this new new Viper GTS ...

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    New York: 2014 SRT Viper TA attacks Manhattan [w/video]
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    As if the 2013 SRT Viper GTS hasn't stirred up enough excitement, SRT has created a more specialized version of the car designed to attack any track. On display at the New York Auto Show, the 2014 Viper TA has been enhanced for even better track duty, but production will be limited to just 33 units when it goes on sale later this year. Obvious changes to ...

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    New York: 2013 SRT Viper coils up to take a bite out of ALMS with GTS-R competition model
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    Arguably the biggest news of the New York Auto Show for enthusiasts is the debut of the new SRT Viper. But as the high-performance arm of Chrysler has pointed out, the street-legal Viper "isn't the only high-performance snake making a triumphant return" here at Javitz. No, Auburn Hills hasn't missed a beat in releasing the new super-musclecar's racing ...

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    Report: 2013 SRT Viper slithers out ahead of New York debut
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    Though it's never going to post particularly impressive sales figures, the 2013 SRT Viper is, at least to us driving enthusiasts, the most important debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As such, it comes as little surprise that Chrysler has done its best to keep its new snake under cover ahead of its official debut. Despite those efforts, here we have ...

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    Teased: SRT releases mysterious second teaser for next gen Viper
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    SRT, the recently formed standalone brand of Chrysler, is determined to reveal the new 2013 Viper nice and slow. After releasing the first teaser image last month and offering a first look at the new 'Stryker' Viper logo, SRT has just posted a second teaser image of the 2013 Viper on their official Facebook page. While this second photo is much more clear ...

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    2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak unveiled with Viper V10 power
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    In 2009 and 2010, Dodge released a special edition Challenger called the Drag Pak. Both editions sold out fast so the Mopar boys are building another one for 2011. If the '09 and '10 models went quick, this one is going to be gone before you're done reading this paragraph. Instead of sticking with the 6.1-liter Hemi V8 used last year, the 2011 Mopar ...

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    Detroit 2010: Dodge Viper ACR 1:33 Edition a fitting end note
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    We heard about it in Los Angeles, and now we see it here in the D. Meet the 1:33 Edition of Dodge's most potent ever Viper. Why the name? We're glad you asked. Back in November, hot-shoe Dodge Chris Winkler managed to hammer the track-focused Viper ACR around Laguna Seca in 1:33.944, faster than any other production car has ever gone (Note: the spoiler ...

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    VIDEO: Twin-turbo Viper-powered LMC Super Cuda shatters 200 mph against Ferrari Enzo
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    Legendary Motorcar Company built a Super 'Cuda for SEMA – no, not with a modern Dodge Challenger, with an actual Barricuda – and then decided to find out what it could do. The car is stuffed with engine and rubber: A twin-turbo Viper V10 with at least 1,000 horsepower, along with 345-series, 19-inch tires in back. So about the only place they ...

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    LA 2009: Dodge Viper enters final year with tweaks and first two limited-edition models
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    The 2010 model year marks the last run of the 600-hp Dodge Viper. To keep performance (and consumer interest) high for the next 12 months, the automaker is adding new colors, enhancing performance and releasing several limited-edition models. Standard Viper SRT10 models receive two new exterior colors: Toxic Orange Pearl Coat and Bright Silver Metallic ...

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    Devon GTX sets one-lap "record" at Laguna Seca
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    The last time I brought up the fallacy of purchasing a car (or even being a fan one one) based off a "lap record," I was called a pimp and much worse. Luckily, my skin is rhino-thick – so here's me doing it again. But first, let's talk about the car claiming to be the new King of the Corkscrew, the Devon GTX. Well, we know very little. It's been ...

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    New York 2009: Performance, the past and the hoped for future
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    Out in the middle of the Dodge display here at the Javits center lies the past and future of performance cars. Sitting on the floor is the epitome of old school performance, the Viper SRT-10. With a rip-roaring 8.4-liter V10, the Viper accelerates at a rate few cars on the road today can match. In doing so however, it consumes prodigious amounts of ...

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    Geneva preview: Koenigsegg creates an ethanol-powered supercar
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    Today we will be showing you a few super high performance cars that will be shown at the upcoming Auto Show in Geneva. Each of these vehicles was previewed on Autoblog yesterday, and you can find the link to their coverage here. So, why would we be covering the Koenigsegg CCXR here on AutoblogGreen? Well, I'm glad you asked! This vehicle is just like their ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Dodge Viper -- with extra bite!
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    Click the image for the full-sized gallery.In their final press conference of the Detroit show, the Chrysler Group focused exclusively on the Dodge brand, and the highlight was the official unveiling of the 2008 Dodge Viper. Driven onstage by NEXTEL Cup driver Kurt Busch, the new Viper SRT-10 dons the brass knuckles to throw down with the Corvette Z06, over ...

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