Question of the Week: What is your favorite generation Viper?
Since being introduced for the 1992 model year, the Dodge Viper has been one of the most powerful American cars ever and over the past 20+ years, the Viper become one of the most respected supercars in the world. Although the current Viper definitely harkens back to previous generations for its exterior design, the 2013 SRT Viper adds a level of sophistication that is expected of a modern supercar without having impact on the sheer, raw awesomeness that comes through driving this beast.
Every Viper ever built – whether it wears a Dodge badge or the SRT logo – is an incredible part of American motoring history but which is your favorite? Would you want to say that you had one of the original Viper roadsters from the first generation or maybe the first Viper GTS Coupe from gen two? What about the monster 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that set track records all around the world or maybe the new high tech 2013 SRT Viper that packs more power than ever along with all sorts of helpers to ensure that you get the most from your supercar? There are pictures showing each generation below with their most powerful engine option from that generation with Gen III and Gen IV combined into one since they looked pretty much identical to each other.
Gen I – 1992-1995 – 8.0L V10, 400hp, 465lb-ft of torque
Gen II – 1996-2002 8.0L – 450hp, 490lb-ft of torque
Gen III/IV – 2003-2010 – 8.4L – 600hp, 560lb-ft of torque
Gen V – 2013 – Present – 8.4L 640hp, 600lb-ft of torque
If money was truly no issue so buying a loaded 2013 SRT Viper GTS would impact your bank account no less than buying a pristine 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 – which generation would you pick? Click here to head into the forum to tell us which Viper would be your choice if you could have any year and model Viper that you wanted.