The Viper was born from a need to bring back the Dodge brand. With failed attempts in the 80's, to bring back the Charger and Challenger nameplates, Chrysler was in need of a new halo product for their lineup. With some help from Carroll Shelby and new engine from their new supercar brand, Chrysler was off to races.
Over the next twenty-five (25) years the Viper would go through a few changes and by the end of its life it would become one of the most well known Dodge products. Having lost its raw unassisted power by the end, the true Viper may never return to its true form.
With new owners and a new lease on life, there still may be hope for this once great car. But don't expect to be the same as the original, as safety features are what truly killed off this once great model.