Inspired by the Shelby 427 Cobra, the Dodge Viper was first debuted in 1991 with Carroll Shelby driving the pre-production snake as a pace car for the Indianapolis 500. Originally, the Viper was fitted with an 8.0-Liter V10 that produced 400 horsepower and 450 Ib-ft of torque. The 2021 Dodge Viper is rumored to drop the V10 for a lighter V8, while sacrificing no power by pushing a mind bending, 550 horsepower. But it does not end there. There are also rumors of a separate trim level that would offer a supercharged V8 among many other performance enhancing features, producing over 700 horsepower.
The Viper is also said to keep its traditional manual transmission, which will be a dream come true for many enthusiasts wanting that closer bond to their car that an automatic or paddle shift just does not give you. Though there has not been much else on the 2021 Viper, as it is still too early to tell, there is word being passed around saying that it will be priced beneath $90,000. However, with the new C8 Corvette being priced at such a low price, you may be able to pick up your snake for a few dollars less than expected.
What do you think about the possibility of a 2021 Dodge Viper? Is it long overdue? How do you feel about it losing the V10? Could this possibly be worth buying over the new Corvette? Let me know what you would like to see with the 2021 Dodge Viper.