The Dodge Viper
The Dodge Viper is a very impressive sports muscle car it is also a car that many people have heard of. It comes from an extensive history dating back many years, from a family of many different types and models of the Viper. The Dodge Viper has evolved from the beginning to what it is now. The car is one that will always be remembered not only for it’s looks but also for it’s style and the mark it has made in the American automobile industry.
The Dodge Viper started at The Chrysler Corporation and The Dodge Viper Team, “Team Viper.” Team Viper was created in the late 1980’s when a group of four men, Robert A. Lutz, Carroll Shelly, Tom Gale, and Francois Casting considered to be the “Four Fathers” of the Viper, came together and formed Team Viper.
These four men came together to produce a car that contained the modern technology of their day for under $100,000. Their first prototype car called VM01 (the first Dodge Viper RT/10) was completed in December of 1989. In 1990 the first Dodge Viper RT/10 was produced and put on show. The first Dodge Viper contained a V8 engine. But later on the Dodge Viper RT/10 contained a V10. In May 1990 the Dodge Viper was released and was powered by and aluminum V10 engine. In January 1992, the first Dodge Vipers were scheduled for release to the public.
Since the creation of the Viper in 1989 and public debut of the Viper in 1992 it has become a very popular car. Various people like Carroll Shelly created his own signature line of the Dodge Viper also altered the Viper. He put his signature, “CS” on the car. Only 50 of his Vipers were produced. Another line created was by John Hennessey. He created the Venom Viper series. Mr. Hennessey altered the car to make it faster and much more flexible but also added a $30,000 price tag along with the base cost for the Viper.
Since the debut of the Viper in 1992 there have been many types of...