Brutally powerful - but with all the right creature comforts - makes a car like this 1998 Dodge Viper GTS instantly attractive. And when you see how much fun this low-mileage supercar really is, it makes this 450 hp machine a truly irresistible deal.
Dodge offered special colors every year with the Viper, but nothing is quite as iconic and fitting for a supercar like Viper Red. I mean come on, it's right there in the name, Dodge made the choice a no-brainer. This special exotic has been enjoyed quite a bit in the last 21 years, so despite the low miles it does show some signs of use, but what healthy human being could resist taking this GTS to the limit at least every other time it hits the open road? The paint still has good luster that highlights all of the extra curves of the GTS coupe body, but again, imperfections can be found upon closer examination. But more than just the finish, this 1st generation Viper is true intimidation on wheels. The hood scoop & vents, the big rear spoiler, dual-trumpet rear exhaust, and a roof that bubbles up to accommodate racing helmets – this is a competition machine that barely looks legal enough for the streets. But big thanks to Dodge for meeting those DOT standards so it could be!
Inside, it's all about the right equipment for a pure speed machine. The black leather bucket seats are a bold standout color (and really the only way to go with the Viper Red finish), and they keep you planted behind the wheel. Plus, there's no room for sliding around in an interior that completely envelops the driver, and your arm fits so that your favorite resting spot is right on top of the gearstick. A full gauge package is at eye level, and the black-on-white background readouts couldn't be simpler. There is room for a bit of luxury such as power windows, power locks, keyless entry, dual air bags, and cold air conditioning. The Pioneer AM/FM/CD/iPod compatible stereo powers a rear-mounted amplifier and the speakers installed throughout the cabin, and other than that upgrade and the T-handle shifter for the 6-speed manual, the interior is all-stock. This might be the only exotic from the era that can fit a golf bag out back, but the extra space really comes in handy, because this GTS is warmed over enough to be realistically used as a daily driver. If you're ready to be so bold...
Tilt the large hood forward, and there's no mistaking the Viper's gorgeous red cast aluminum intake manifold and valve covers. And averaging just over 2,000 miles annually means everything else looks pretty crisp and clean, too. This is the car's original 8.0-liter V10, and it's what legends are made of when churning out a whopping 450 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. You get complete control of this via six-speed overdrive manual transmission, power steering, and a fully independent suspension. The first-generation GTS coupes are often sought after, because all the years came with large four-wheel disc brakes and wonderful stopping prowess. While all of this keeps the Viper nicely planted on everything from the side roads to the racetrack, you are pure intimidation just standing still thanks to roar of the enhanced dual exhaust. The look is completed with 17-inch chrome five-spoke wheels, wrapped in fat 275/40/17 front and 335/35/17 performance radials.
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