This original Dodge Viper RT/10 is basically a reincarnation of the Shelby Cobra. It’s the rawest, wildest, most rambunctious of all the Vipers. There’s no roof, no windows, no airbags, no ABS, a Lamborghini-designed 8.0 V-10 up front, and hot exhaust pipes out the sides. It does have a radio and cold A/C, though. Fewer than 7,000 of the first-gen Vipers were made, and only about 1,500 in ’95.
FOR DRIVING RENTALS
***This is a 6-speed, manual transmission, 3-pedal car. If you are not an expert in driving a manual transmission car, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT rent it***
FOR EVENT RENTALS
Price assumes one full day (12 hours) including a driver with the car at your location (assumes up to 25-mile distance from car's location). Please contact me. The rental price may vary due to the driving distance, setting, amount of time you need the vehicle, and amount of time you need the driver. In some circumstances for a very short, very close booking, the price can go down. For a booking in the desert (very dusty) 100 miles away, the price may have to increase somewhat.
Everything on this car works and the car is fully serviced, sorted and reliable. The engine fires right up, idles smoothly, and gives you full power. Unlike many Vipers, the car is original with no modifications except for the stereo unit.
In the practicality department, the car will be comfortable for anyone under 6’0”. After that, you have to be ready to sacrifice some comfort. It’s strictly a 2-seater with no cabin storage space. The trunk is small. If you want to fit a regular-size carry-on bag and a medium duffle and a few other small things, you have to choose between the spare tire and the soft top/side windows, which are really for emergencies only (I do provide a plastic car cover if you must park outside and want to protect the interior from dust, sand and rain). If you are coming from out-town and toting lots of bags but still want to take this for a road trip, don't fret! You are welcome to stow your excess bags with me for no charge if that works with your itinerary!
While this car is well-maintained and in excellent condition, it is still over 25 years old. I'll do my best to update this description to let you know if something is not working, but minor problems sometimes creep up after rentals and can't be fixed in time for the next guest, so I appreciate your understanding. I ask that you drive this car reasonably and do not abuse it. No racetracks, drag strips, side-shows, donuts, popping clutches, power shifts, or multi-gear downshifts, please. Do not cross the redline. Wait until the car is fully warm before having some fun. If there is evidence of excess tire or clutch wear due to overly-hard driving, you may be liable. This vehicle has no modern safety or stability aids. Despite its amble rubber, it can be dangerous if you are not careful. Treat it with respect and do not be overconfident in your abilities.
-AM/FM CD player
-USB, 12V input
Engine: OHV, 20-Valve V10, 488 Cu. In. (7990cc)
Power: 400 hp (@ 4600 rpm)
Torque: 465 lb-ft (@ 3600 rpm)
0-60 mph: 4.3 sec.
0-100 mph: 10.5 sec.
1/4 mile: 12.8 sec. @ 109 mph
Top Speed: 168 mph
Factory 17-inch wheels & tires
I'll usually meet you. There is ample, free, unrestricted street parking in the immediate vicinity.