For sale in our Atlanta Showroom is this 1993 Dodge Viper. The first prototype was tested in January 1989. It debuted in 1991 with two pre-production models as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500. The Snake went on sale in January 1992 as the RT/10 Roadster. The centerpiece of the car was its engine. The Lamborghini Company, then owned by Chrysler Corporation, designed the V10 for the Viper by recasting the block and heads in an aluminum alloy, and was based on the Chrysler LA V8 engine. The engine weighs 711 lbs and produces 400 bhp at 4600 rpm and 465 lb�ft at 3600 rpm, and thanks to the long-gearing allowed by the engine the car has some fuel economy. The body is a tubular steel frame with resin transfer molding (RTM) fiberglass panels. The Viper lacks modern driver aids such as traction control and anti-lock brakes on purpose to give you the feel in the seat of your pants. It completes a quarter mile in 12.6 seconds and has a maximum speed of over 150 mph. Its large tires allow the car to average close to one lateral g in corners, placing it among the elite cars of its day. The car is made for driving and features inflatable lumbar support and adjustable seats. Along with the absence of exterior door handles, the vehicle lacks side windows and a roof. The battery is located in the sealed compartment over the rear wheels to increase rear-end weight and traction. Options include: AM/FM cassette radio, power brakes, power steering, tilt wheel, seat belts, anti theft system, leather seats, alloy wheels. To view the car in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or e-mail us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com
This is the 24th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The fantastic first-generation V10-powered super coupe is priced like a used car for now, but it likely won’t be for long
Now that we know Dodge Viper production ends after this model year, the Pick of the Day goes back to the roots of the V10-powered roadster with one of the first-gen models in low-mileage survivor condition.
The Dodge Viper RT/10 first appeared in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and was quickly put into production for the 1992 model year.
Known for performance automotive parts since 1958, Hurst chose to celebrate its golden anniversary in 2008 by creating 50 special-edition Viper coupes and convertibles.
The early 1990s saw the beginning of the true modern era for sports cars.
Originally intended as Chrysler’s modern take on the Shelby Cobra, the Dodge Viper concept was simple and straightforward in 1989
The Dodge Viper RT/10 first appeared in 1989 with rave reviews, at the NAIA Show in Detroit, being quickly rushed into production shortly thereafter.
The Pick of the Day appears to be a well-kept and rare unrusted example