First generation RT/10 (1992–1995).
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 Dodge Viper is a V10-powered sports car manufactured by the Dodge division of Chrysler. Production of the two seat sports car began at New Mack Assembly in 1992 and moved to its current home at Conner Avenue Assembly in October 1995.
The centerpiece of the car was its engine. It was based on the Chrysler LA design, which was a truck engine. The original configuration made it too heavy for sports car use, so Lamborghini, then owned by Chrysler Corporation, revamped Dodge’s cast-iron block V10 for the Viper by recasting the block and head in aluminum alloy.
Along with the absence of exterior door handles, the vehicle lacked side windows and a roof. Although a soft top cover was available, it was designed primarily for indoor vehicle storage. Side curtains of fabric and clear plastic operated by zippers could be inserted into the door and hand-bolted when needed. All of these decisions were made to reduce weight.
Dodge Viper first generation
0-60 mph (97 km/h): 4.6 sec
0-100 mph (160 km/h): 9.2 sec
Quarter mile: 13.1 sec @ 112 mph (180 km/h)
Top speed: 164 mph (264 km/h)
700 ft (210 m) slalom: over 66 mph (106 km/h)
Skidpad average g: 0.96
Rare last year of First Generation 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible. This car is equipped with a factory V10 8.0-liter rated at 400 horsepower at 4,600 rpm with 465 foot pounds of torque at 3,600 rpm. The exterior is rare Emerald Green (available only in 94 & 95) with a Tan Leather custom interior, $10,000 USD custom order from Venzano Automotive Interiors in Michigan. This was even featured as a full page AD in Viper Magazine. Options include 6-Speed Manual Transmission, Factory Air Conditioning, Tilt and factory stereo. The car is in great condition with just over 21,000 Km or 13,000 Miles. A solid American Muscle Sports Car with tons of power and style.