The Dodge Viper from the very beginning was an insane supercar. The first generation 1991-1995 car, thanks in part to the 400 horsepower V10, could launch from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
The early Viper followed the model of the Shelby A/C Cobra roadster. Put a big engine in a fairly lightweight roadster (3,284 lb.) and you have a road legal rocket.
Of course the early Dodge Viper is not exactly the safest vehicle. You get a ton of power but without traction control and anti-lock brakes. You can also burn the hair off your legs when you get out of the car thanks to the side exhaust.
The Viper is a car that can’t be made anymore due to safety regulations. This means that as an investment any Viper has potential for growth. However, depreciation has hit the early cars making them very affordable at least for now. Plenty of good examples are currently available for under $30,000 with good cars that have around 50,000 miles on them available for around $25,000.
The early Dodge Viper may not have the best interior materials, but it is one that is pretty economical to keep on the road. Unlike other cars of this era, offering similar performance, the Viper will let you enjoy it without cleaning out your wallet.
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