Video: The World's First Dodge Viper Sold At Twice The Planned Price
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
Bonhams has announced the sale of the first production Dodge Viper RT / 10 of 1992. For the roadster, whose VIN number ends in 00001, an unknown buyer paid $ 285,500 (17.6 million rubles) at an estimated cost of $ 125,000 (7.7 million rubles).
The world's first Dodge Viper belonged to the legendary Lee Iacocca, who was chairman of the board of the Chrysler concern in the early 1990s. The top manager personally approved the creation of the production Viper and, together with designer Carroll Shelby and Chrysler President Bob Lutz, presented the concept model at the 1990 Detroit Auto Show.
- At the beginning of production, the rear-wheel drive Dodge Viper was equipped with an eight-liter naturally aspirated V10, modified by Lamborghini. The motor was combined only with a six-speed "mechanics". The aluminum engine weighed 323 kilograms and developed 400 hp. (630 Nm). The supercar accelerated to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds, its top speed is 290 km / h.
- The sold Dodge Viper is in perfect and fully factory condition. In 28 years, the roadster has traveled only 6,220 miles (10,010 kilometers).
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