“Viper was a major part of my education in the automobile business. I worked at Chrysler in the ’80s and ’90s, and the Viper’s development – indeed, its whole story – was critical to Chrysler’s revitalization and comeback into credibility. The Viper program was done on a shoestring. It came to life as the result of four incredibly strong personalities agreeing on a single vision. It was a car no consumer research would ever support. It was a car one no one else would ever think of building. Yet, it became the flame that started the fire of belief in the next life of Chrysler.” Tom Kowaleski, Chrysler PR-manager.
Dealership Roanoke, Illinois. Years: 1997, 2001, 2002. Thanks to Aaron Diecast.Continue Reading
Amazing picture of the first RT/10 Prototype from 1989…
Just amazing press photo from UK. The first Vipers on Foggy Albion.
Interesting pre-production version of Viper. It looks similar to VM-02 concept, but has already another (as in production) head and fog lights, wheels, front bumper and mirrors. Only one photo of this known. But it is not real pace car of 1991 Indy 500.
Viper Defender: Dorian Harewood, James McCaffrey and Joe Nipote pose with a 1994 Viper, a “revolutionary” sports car that transformed from cruiser to steel-armored pursuit vehicle in the 1990s TV show, Viper. Credit: theglobeandmail.com
1989 RT/10 – 1993 GTS – 1994 Venom – 1997 Viper based Copperhead – 1997 Dakota Sidewinder Viper’s V10
Preproductoion Viper Clay Model by Team Viper.Continue Reading
One of the most favorite pictures.. Source: Official Photo of Chrysler Corp.
US Army Staff Car project modified in Japan, based on 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10Continue Reading
The first and the last Vipers. 1989 Dodge Viper RT/10 Concept & last-production 2017 Dodge Viper. Photo credit: dodgeforum.com
One of the first Viper sketches, 1988.
Lee Iacocca was a real comedian.
Many people know that it was entrusted to Lamborghini experts to bring to mind the truck engine to put it on the 1992 Viper. I didn’t think much why. It turns out that Lamborghini belonged to Chrysler from 1987 to 1994. The Viper engine was the largest mounted on a passenger car and held that record until the Bugatti Veyron appeared.
In the photo, instead of the production model of the Viper, the 1989 prototype.