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140 MPH at Indianapolis With Carroll Shelby 25 Years Ago - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited May 2016 in Dodge
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140 MPH at Indianapolis With Carroll Shelby 25 Years Ago - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

I've driven many Vipers over the years, but every time I drive our long-term 2016 Dodge Viper GT I think back to that Indy 25 years ago.

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Comments

  • iamthestigiamthestig Philadelphia, PAPosts: 85
    I was just 13 years old in 1991 and I still remember seeing the Viper pace the field at the Brickyard. Thanks for sharing!
  • banhughbanhugh Posts: 315
    Damn, you rode a first generation Viper on a track, pushing it in the rain and lived to tell the story! The article title should be: We're alive people! Or something similar...
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Lucky he was driving! Vipers are tricky at speed, to say the least.
  • subytrojansubytrojan Monterey Park, CaliforniaPosts: 120
    Great storytelling, Scott!

    Funny how a Canadian-assembled Camaro ended up pacing the 500 in 1993! :P
  • phildriverphildriver Posts: 4
    Why can't we find good automotive writing like this anymore?
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Posts: 860
    banhugh said:

    Damn, you rode a first generation Viper on a track, pushing it in the rain and lived to tell the story! The article title should be: We're alive people! Or something similar...

    No, he was driving a PRE PRODUCTION 1st gen Viper. I'm surprised he didn't catch on fire from the heat too.
  • throwbackthrowback Posts: 445
    That Oldham kid has a future in automotive writing.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,004
    We're going to the race this year. 140 would be scary enough in a production vehicle.. I bet 230 sitting a couple of inches off the ground gets your attention B)

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  • Chuckling that he was mopping floors and a week later he was going on a manufacturer-provided ride and writing a feature article for publication. I guess it helps to have an "in."
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