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How the Dodge Viper Works

Dodge's first supercar was an immediate hit. The Viper came equipped with a 400 hp V-10 engine with a top speed of 163 mph, all-independent suspension, and a 6-speed manual transmission. Find out more about this American supercar, the Dodge Viper.

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  • How the 2013 SRT Viper Works

    How the 2013 SRT Viper Works

    With a fire-breathing V-10 engine under its hood, the 2013 SRT Viper comes across like Superman in a world of 4-cylinder Clark Kents. See more »

  • 1949-1952 Crosley Hotshot and Super Sports

    1949-1952 Crosley Hotshot and Super Sports

    The 1949-1952 Crosley Hotshot and Super Sports were America's only true postwar sports cars before the Corvette. The company had no factory support, but a handful of private owners ensured the quality of the vehicle. Learn about these collectible autos. See more »

  • 1949-1954 Allard J2 and J2-X

    1949-1954 Allard J2 and J2-X

    The Allards most remembered by racing fans, especially American racing spectators, were the J2 and J2-X. Who can forget those bellowing monsters churning out of a turn with tapered rear and uplifted prow? Check out the 1949-1954 Allard J2 and J2-X. See more »

  • 1953 Triumph TR2 Roadster

    1953 Triumph TR2 Roadster

    A humble start is never an absolute impediment to making great cars. Automotive history is rich with admired vehicles made with ingenious use of existing parts and stretching of scarce funds. Read about one example, the 1953 Triumph TR2 Roadster. See more »

  • 1953 Woodill Wildfire

    1953 Woodill Wildfire

    The 1953 Woodill Wildfire was Robert Woodill's failed attempt to create an affordable sports car like Jaguar's. Woodill wasn't the only one to fail at producing a new novel car. Read more about this limited production fiberglass sports car. See more »

  • 1957 Devin SS

    1957 Devin SS

    The 1957 Devin SS had a sporty look and a fast engine, in keeping with designer Bill Devin's background as a car racer. It received mixed reviews but drivers and enthusiasts loved it. Learn more about the Devin SS. See more »

  • 1959 Bocar XP-5

    1959 Bocar XP-5

    The 1959 Bocar XP-5 was created to be the fastest and safest sports car in the world. The XP-5's acceleration would qualify for a near-supercar ranking even today. Learn more about this incredible sports car. See more »

  • 1965-1967 Buick Gran Sport

    1965-1967 Buick Gran Sport

    The 1965-1967 Buick Gran Sport was a Skylark-based performance option that became available mid-1965. Buick renamed their 401 engine to the 400 which turned out to be a perfect fit for the A-body Skylark. Find out how the Buick Gran Sport stacked up. See more »

  • 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    Other General Motors vehicles had downsized in the late 1970s, and now it was Firebird's turn, shrinking to a 101-inch wheelbase and losing more than eight inches in overall length. Learn more about the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. See more »

  • 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    Shedding the vestiges of mannerly behavior, the Trans Am emerged for 1985 with a more assertive demeanor, wearing an expanded version of the aero component package offered for 1984. Learn more about the 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in this article. See more »

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