This 1996 Dodge Viper GTS is a special car. It was the debut of the
GTS coupe - the one that really set the Viper on its legendary run.
And this 450-horsepower V10 supercar has the kind of impressively
low mileage that lets you know it's an ultra-sleek true
This was the debut year for the updated second-generation Viper,
and it was the introduction of the GTS coupe. It's a landmark
moment for American exotics because it delivered a more aerodynamic
Viper that made it speedier. Dodge even specially crafted the roof
so your helmet would fit better. That's why these first-gen coupes
seem to attract a few more collectors. It was chosen to be the Indy
500 pace car that year. It was in this special livery, and in fact,
the color is so ingrained in the introduction of the coupe that
it's called Viper GTS Blue. And while the racing stripes make this
one look competition-ready, the condition looks like it may have
never hit a track day. This coupe has averaged less than 650 miles
annually over its lifetime so far, and so it has been treated like
a true collectible for over a quarter-century. The sleekness of the
factory paint, the crispness of the body panels, and the shine of
the polished 18-inch factory alloys are the kind of caliber that
can turn your garage into a showroom.
The interior is also what makes the GTS so special because it's a
better-rounded exotic sports car. The original was all about big
power - and so is this one - but it has just the right amount of
comfort without losing that raw sports car feel. So you get great
features like power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, an
AM/FM/CD stereo, and provisions for factory air conditioning (it
will need servicing to blow cold again.) There are even nice safety
features like dual front airbags. And while the supple leather
upholstery looks and feels immaculate, the full feeling isn't
really a coddler. The extra bolstering of the sport seats, bold
white-faced gauges, auxiliary readouts dominating the top of the
dash, and confident mechanical action of the stick shift are a
reminder that this is for real drivers.
Vipers have one of the boldest engine bays around with the red
finish for the special 8.0-liter fuel-injected V10. It was Mopar's
way of acknowledging that they knew you'd be showing off the
monster motor everywhere you parked. And on a car with such low
mileage, that impressive presentation remains exactly how they
intended. It truly roars to life with the kind of rumble that lets
people know you have 450 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. You get
complete control of this via six-speed manual transmission, power
steering, and a race-inspired fully independent suspension. Plus,
four-wheel disc brakes and grippy Michelin Pilot Sport tires are
exactly what you want for stopping power.
This is the awesome Viper ready for a true collector. Of course, we
also know you're going to be driving this first-ever GTS because it
is too much fun to resist. Call today!!!
1996 Dodge Viper
Exterior Color:Brilliant Blue Metallic
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