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    Since the introduction of the 2013 SRT Viper, Viper GTS and
    race-ready Viper GTS-R, there have been a variety of informative videos issued
    about the Viper but this one might just be the coolest thus far.  This video offers a brief look at the history
    of the legendary Dodge-turned-SRT Viper going all the way back to the original
    Viper Concept’s debut at the 1989 Detroit Auto Show.

    The video includes SRT CEO and President Ralph Gilles
    talking about his first time “meeting” the Dodge Viper followed by a look at
    how the Viper idea was established.  The
    video then walks us through the progress from concept to production with a
    variety of shots of the original Viper concept being tested and the production
    model being introduced.  We also get a
    cool look at what drove the design of the original Viper V10 engine.

    One of my favorite parts of the video shows a clip from the
    awesome TV show “Viper”, including showing the production Viper transforming
    into the attack mode Viper hardtop in silver from the show.  The video then goes on to discuss the Viper’s
    success as a race car before moving onto the evolution of the Viper to being
    the new SRT Viper.

    This Viper video also includes some information that could
    have been very bad news, touching on the fact that the Viper was almost sold
    off by those bastards at Cerberus.   Luckily, when Fiat bought into the Chrysler
    Group, Sergio Marchionne made the call to keep the Viper in house and moved to
    establish the gorgeous 5th generation of the Viper that we will soon
    see on roads around the US.

     
     
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