The Viper has been missing from Dodge’s portfolio for far too long. Even the unveiling of the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 didn’t spark anything from the Detroit company.
Gone since 2017, the Dodge Viper was a serious weapon on both road and track. But there has been no indication whatsoever if the successful car would ever return. But this doesn’t stop talented photoshop artists from working on the car behind the scenes, and this rendering by Abimelec Design doesn’t disappoint.
We’d forgotten just how good the Viper looked in its iconic red paint, but this has something special up its sleeve. It’s mid-engined, with the engine visible through the rear glass following in the footsteps of the C8. Dodge attempted something mid-engined when they were building the third-generation model, but it didn’t amount to anything. In fact, the man who was pitching for this change, former general manager of Chrysler Chris Theodore, left to go to Ford and pitched the idea of the modern Ford GT. That came to fruition. Let’s hope this image makes the rounds and gives Dodge a nudge, because we’d love to see this come to fruition, too.
This rendering is based on a gen-5 Viper, and houses the 645hp 6.4-liter V10 behind the seats. It looks great, and with the long bonnet almost looks like a modern Saleen S7. Now that is something we could all do with.
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