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2015 Dodge Viper Quick Look

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Pros: The 2015 Dodge Viper is loud, fast, and in your face. It’s an American muscle car through and through, and you’ll definitely make a statement cruising down the street. 

Cons: There are cheaper American muscle car options out there that are just as thrilling and fast, and could also be considered easier to live with. 

Price and Fuel Economy: There are three versions of the Viper, and each is equally intoxicating with the same engine specs. Aesthetic changes, interior amenities (like a Harman/Kardon stereo), and a few suspension/brake goodies separate the base model from the top-trim GTS. Pricing ranges from $92,995 for the SRT all the way up to $114,995 for the GTS. 

Now, about that fuel economy… You’re really going to be concerned with that number when you’re rocking a rear-wheel-drive, V10-powered beast? Didn’t think so. 

Powertrain: Speaking of the beast, the engine in the 2015 Viper is every bit as monstrous as it should be, namely an 8.4L V10 that produces a whopping 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission helps keep the power in line, as do the Brembo brakes. This car is all about going fast, and said V10 will surely get you going in a heartbeat. 

Changes and Improvements: No major changes or improvements were made to the Dodge Viper for 2015. 

Cargo Capacity: This is another one of those, “Do you really care how big the trunk is?” questions. If you do care (and really, why?), know that you can fit a standard-sized carry-on bag back there… and not much else. 

Safety: The Viper is equipped with all manners of standard safety equipment and airbags including electronic stability control, rain brake support, and a ParkView back-up camera. 

Direct competitors: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Porsche 911.