I re-posted a discussion on “Would You Take A Viper Over A ZR1?” (http://wp.me/pKHNM-1nH). To me there is really no discussion to be had. There is absolutely no way I’d select a Dodge Viper for a ZR1. Heck, there’s no way I’d select a Viper over any Corvette (even the ugly, big butted C5′s). Yup, even over the horse power difference.
It is mainly the design. The Viper looks like the it’s either broken in the middle or was two cars shoved together. Check this out?
So here ya go – the curve of the hood and rake of the windshield make he look “bent” at the vertical line drawn on the fender. The bump where the side exhaust starts the bent look. The door is hinged inside what would normally be a fender brake cooling vent. Then notice the back-end – it looks familiar, yes like a Mazda. It really looks like a sports car got been by shoving a Mazda Miata in its trunk.
Now take a look at a 1992 Corvette ZR1.
Let rake in the windshield and the brake vents are as they should be!!! Great lines!!!
Collector for a 1992 Viper vs. the 1992 ZR1 is a little one sided with the Viper about $15k more than the Vette, so for investment purposes the Vipers the one to own.
The wait for the 2013 SRT Viper has only been about two years–since sales of the previous model ceased–but for fans of the venomous vanguard of American speed, it’s been a long one. The wait is drawing to a close now, and as we get closer, we get more of what to expect. Today, it’s the new Viper’s logo, dubbed “Stryker.”
Designed by Vince Galante, a Chrysler designer and Viper owner, the logo aims to capture the “sinister look and ‘evil grin’ of the original,” according to DriveSRT.
Previous logos were named Sneaky Pete and Fangs. Stryker follows in the theme with a stylized viper’s head, though the newest is the meanest-looking yet. As these sketches reveal, it’s born of the snake itself, but with a healthy dose of artistic interpretation.
While we don’t really think the badge has much to do with the car itself–they could have put a cupcake on the nose of the last Viper and it still would have been one of the meanest things on the road–the new direction fits our eyes well. Galante also notes that the new logo has some lines that reflect those of the car, too. What do you see?