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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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    Spy Shots: 2013 SRT Viper looking fly in yellow?
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    We've already seen the production-ready 2013 SRT Viper. In fact, we named it Best In Show after it officially debuted at the 2012 New York Auto Show earlier this month. But what we haven't seen is the full color palette that will be offered, and our spy photographers recently caught a Viper prototype out testing sporting a fresh coat of yellow paint, as ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 SRT Viper is starting to vent
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    There seems to be an endless stream of spy shots scrolling across out digital desktops here at Autoblog, and some will invariably be more interesting than others. But few are as hotly anticipated as the new Viper that's coming roaring around the corner. So far, all Chrysler has given us is a shadowy sketch, a close-up detail shot, and the new badge that ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Dodge Viper mule caught wearing new front end
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    It's one thing to quietly anticipate the arrival of something exciting. It's quite another when you can actually see it coming, so here's a batch of spy shots showing the next-generation Dodge Viper under development. Don't get too excited, though, because there's little to see from this early test mule. It's largely wearing the bodywork from the last ...

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    2013 Dodge Viper coming in late 2012, stability control confirmed
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    Chrysler is finally reining in its big bad snake. After years of shunning stability control for its no-holds-barred feel, the Pentastar is planning to incorporate stability control on the next-generation Dodge Viper. Set to debut in 2012 as a 2013 model, the vehicle's systems are currently undergoing testing on a 2010 chassis, and Chrysler was kind enough ...

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    Spy Shots: Devon GTX chasing the production car 'Ring record
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    Why it was just last week that we talked about the Devon GTX "setting" the one lap "record" at Laguna Seca. We actually got on the horn and called Devon, begging asking for a detail or two about the GTX's upcoming reveal at Pebble Beach in just four short days (August 15). All we could get out of 'em is that yes, the GTX has a V10 under its hood -- and ...

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    VIDEO: Dodge Viper Diamondback caught hot weather testing
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    Snakes aren't the onliy diamondbacks in the desert these days. A few Dodge Viper Diamondbacks were caught hot weather testing down in the Southwestern United States, complete with a hood bulge likely hiding the 650-hp engine we got a sneak peek of during the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit (concept pictured). The powerplant, which is ...

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    More Spy Shots: 2008 ASC/McLaren Dodge Viper
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    We ran across some more pics of the 2008 McLaren-ized Dodge Viper and a few extra tidbits of info? Because the current Dodge Viper just isn't fast, light or fabulous enough, American Specialty Cars decided that it would build a concept Diamondback Viper just in time for this past January's North American International Auto Show. With a wink and a smile, ASC ...

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