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High-Horsepower Headlights Come With a Caveat - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2015 in Dodge
imageHigh-Horsepower Headlights Come With a Caveat - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds drives its long-term 2015 Dodge Viper GT at night on twisty Angeles Crest Highway and discovers that its low beams just aren't enough.

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  • iamthestigiamthestig Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 85
    That "Viper at Twilight" photo is stunning! Very nice.
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    ... and the caveat is what? That they are the high beams?
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    I find the Edmunds' expectation of being able to drive quickly on low-beams totally unrealistic. Is the problem that the low beams lack sideways spread, a common issue with US spec lights IMHO. Maybe their contributors too idle to switch between high and low beams at the appropriate times. Low beams that throw far enough up the road to drive quickly inevitably cause too much glare for oncoming drivers. Ask anybody fresh from Europe about the glare from US low beams and you had better take a folding chair and snacks.
  • jkavanaghjkavanagh Member Posts: 26
    When you're behind another car on the Crest, you have no choice but to use low beams. The Viper's low beams are unusually inadequate as described in the post. That is all...
  • chol92594chol92594 Member Posts: 208
    I'd probably check the aiming of the headlights. It's possible that they're aimed too low and that could be why they seem so inadequate.
  • christoplechristople United StatesMember Posts: 27
    What were the settings on the camera for the car silhouette photo?

    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that"

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