The Original 1992 Dodge Viper Was a Ridiculously Basic, Dangerous Sports Car

14 jan 2021
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The original Dodge Viper is a special car -- and today I'm reviewing the 1992 Viper. First I'll take you on a tour of this special Viper and show you all the quirks and features of one of the original Dodge Viper models built; then I'll get the Viper on the road and drive it -- and I'll let you know what it's like behind the wheel of Dodge's modern muscle car, the 1992 Viper RT/10.
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  • Dodge coming out with the viper at the same time the best gen supras came out

    The empty channelThe empty channelPirms 4 Stundām
  • unbelievable , not even legal to drive to today;s standards! hilarious. still looks amazing from a distance specially on this classic red colour

    Johann UgarkovicJohann UgarkovicPirms 10 Stundām
  • That's the point of MOPAR. Great engines . . . **crickets**. . . and BAM! Fiat.

    Tad KowalTad KowalPirms 15 Stundām
  • This car was obviously not meant to be a daily driver, it was a toy car for those who could afford it.

    Robert KennedyRobert KennedyPirms 17 Stundām
  • Getting gta banshee vibes

    STSTPirms 20 Stundām
  • Features and comfort should've been 1/10, just saying 🤷.

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  • Doug for president.

    FleshagaFleshagaPirms dienas
  • Government: How unsafe are you gonna make this car? Chrysler: Yes

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  • To be fair, on top of the dashboard are not exposed screws. Those are snap buttons to fit a cockpit cover to protect the interior from rain kind of like a speedboat.

    Eduardo AraujoEduardo AraujoPirms 2 dienām
  • So why exactly did they bother with door locks?

    William HammondWilliam HammondPirms 2 dienām
  • Doug’s high school grad quote was “In 14 years, Check out Cars and Bids”

    Admiral LemonsAdmiral LemonsPirms 2 dienām
  • A Dodge viper of the 90s. Man I love dodge vipers it is one my favorite cars.❤❤❤❤

    Jorge Gabriel Garofalo TorresJorge Gabriel Garofalo TorresPirms 2 dienām
  • 13:30 The original Saturn had a similar "automatic seatbelt feature." Surprised it wasn't covered by a patent, maybe it's a lot older than I'm aware of. Anyhow, it was a worse idea than Doug thinks: you'd not only be un-restrained if the door opens; the story I heard is that some people actually got their necks caught in the belt in a crash and were literally strangled by the seatbelt.

    JacksonKnivesJacksonKnivesPirms 2 dienām
  • That how sport cars should be, no electronics, the point is to tame machine that can kill you anytime.

    Adàn VillaAdàn VillaPirms 2 dienām
    • I'm ok with No Windows as long as is a V10 or high revving V8.

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  • No windows lol

    Kon KidisKon KidisPirms 2 dienām
  • Windows? Nah. Fuel economy with a V10? Yea.

  • Why u need a radio when u have a V10?

    iNoiizYiNoiizYPirms 3 dienām
  • Question for Doug. I understand why brands like Jeep, Cadillac and maybe Dodge have been maintained - but with so many companies being acquired, why maintain legacies such as Mercury, Buick, Pontiac, etc? We always knew that certain cars like the Comet were offered as the Maverick, but why did car companies maintain legacy branding for so long? I think this is an excellent topic for More Doug DeMuro, and given your history with cars, I think you are a great resource for an answer to this.

    Heather SpoonheimHeather SpoonheimPirms 3 dienām
  • brb guys gonna get a gen 1 viper for free

    Fernando LopezFernando LopezPirms 3 dienām
  • I thought the Viper was incredible - but even if I won the lottery back then, I would have never paid that much for a Dodge. I don't remember the original price, but I do remember thinking that Dodge was out of its league. Today, I think that was the point. This was their way of stretching the Overton window on domestic car pricing. I don't think the Ford GT would exist without the Viper coming first. Sadly, I don't think that Dodge capitalized on stretching that window as much as their competitors.

    Heather SpoonheimHeather SpoonheimPirms 3 dienām
  • Cool car but those panel gaps

    Victor TrenseVictor TrensePirms 3 dienām
  • I love how the trunk is the most secure place 😄 I guess you don't want your hostage escaping 🤪🤣

    whatever57010whatever57010Pirms 3 dienām
    • I F O U N D U .. F R I E N D! :D

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  • Doug: This is last car like this that will ever come from a major automaker Carrera GT: Am I a joke to you?

    Mitch ReillyMitch ReillyPirms 4 dienām
    • ? That car had alot of features and safety measures.

      M DM DPirms 3 dienām
  • Truly an all American car! 🇺🇸😎💪

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  • @25:28 Peterson team - wtf doug? You just blew by us there in a museum car...

    Derek ManningDerek ManningPirms 4 dienām
  • Needs the factory yellow wheels like on Vegas vacation

    Watching YourvideoWatching YourvideoPirms 4 dienām
  • The door-mounted seatbelts were a cheap approach to passive restraints. The idea was that you were supposed to leave them latched all the time. When you open the door, you had just enough room to wiggle out from under the seatbelts.

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  • the last American pure sports car; makes a C8 look like just what is, an overgrown slot car;

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  • Nerd alert

    Shooter McGShooter McGPirms 5 dienām
  • Best drift car EVER! Forget those 4WD rice burners you see in Tokyo Drift. This baby could lap them in less than 10 laps. The definition of orgasmic driving.

    Preston RodenkirchPreston RodenkirchPirms 5 dienām
  • What a shtty car always hated and now even more, its a total waste

    Giovanni MiorandiGiovanni MiorandiPirms 5 dienām
  • Doug is the type of guy who can read brochures

    Fluttrshy PonyFluttrshy PonyPirms 5 dienām
  • If it doesn't have AC why does it have an AC panel?

    DC 421DC 421Pirms 5 dienām
  • Only in the us, you call a viper a "small sportscar". Me looking at my caterham -.-

    CarstenCarstenPirms 5 dienām
  • That stray hair on the left side of dougs head is driving me mad 🙁

    PunkyB 88PunkyB 88Pirms 5 dienām
  • I always loved the look of that thing and lusted after one, until I had a chance to drive one and thought it was the most impractical thing ever made. Got a Mustang

    Trevor EvansTrevor EvansPirms 6 dienām
  • Doug: "i hate that it doesn't even have door handles" (15 minutes later) Doug: "I love that it doesn't even have door handles"... Idiot.

    S WS WPirms 6 dienām
  • No security? Easy to get into?... that's just a normal dodge.

    Michael BornemanMichael BornemanPirms 6 dienām
  • It's amazing 😍💖✨✨✨

    Zoe meowZoe meowPirms 6 dienām
  • Doug's the type of guy who trades in quality of life after the accident for quality of drive just prior to it.

    C. Fecteau-AU-MJ13C. Fecteau-AU-MJ13Pirms 7 dienām
  • This guy's a dork

    Aerovette1Aerovette1Pirms 7 dienām
  • This MoFo is worried about Safety... Made me wonder if the adults of the 90’s were truly the last free, brave, down to earth generation

    reddogbullcatreddogbullcatPirms 7 dienām
  • It's the most typical American "sportscar"; big engine, heavy in the front, light at the rear, no downforce, shitty stiff suspension and unknown top speed. They basically just asked a 10 y/o paint a car with crayons, made a real life prototype and put a big engine in it.

    Gonken88Gonken88Pirms 7 dienām
  • finally been waiting 4 this i had this as a toy will always have a soft spot 4 Vipers

    HC DaVeHC DaVePirms 7 dienām
  • Wow, the YUGO of sports cars!

    Tony GriffinTony GriffinPirms 7 dienām
  • insurance companies must've loved it...

    Jono NewmanJono NewmanPirms 7 dienām
  • Imagine watching this in 100 years. Damn we were dumb. The pyramids still aren’t explained.

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  • I think I saw one on the road once. Never even saw any at all the car shows and cruise-ins I've been to. After seeing this video, talk about a colossal money-grab it was.

    JoeTFishingJoeTFishingPirms 8 dienām
  • The the moral of the story is, this car is a death trap😂

    Matt YMatt YPirms 8 dienām
  • Simple but so perfect 👌

    Philippe MartinsPhilippe MartinsPirms 8 dienām
  • No "Windows"? No need for virus scan. Cool.

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  • Top Gear N64 anyone?

  • here's how you should drive viper

    Leandre TexierLeandre TexierPirms 8 dienām
  • A car with no windows! Did it have Linux?

    Epic LEGOEpic LEGOPirms 8 dienām

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  • Sounds like a 1963-67 Corvette with side pipes and customized with no windows or door handles. He wouldn't like the exposed screws and no side pockets on it either. Whaddya think the floor was for?

    donnafromnycdonnafromnycPirms 9 dienām
  • 8:41 Doug said : "This is an open vehicle, please drive carefully" but what is actually written is : "This is an Open Vehicle -- Drive Carefully" (there is no please)

    Jul PJul PPirms 9 dienām
  • No abs, no traction control, no airbags, no ac, no hood release cable....this is like every pre 80's muscle car....why so impressed?

  • LOL Watching you drive it away from the Museum. I wonder how large the deposit was to take it for a ride?

    SincopareSincoparePirms 9 dienām
  • I remember in summer 1994 driving a Chevrolet Camaro getting passed by one of these cars on I75 and thinking to myself, let me try and catch up. As soon as I got behind him, he hit the accelerator hard and left me like I was sitting still. I remember the huge width of those rear tires. Great memory!

    Glenn ShoemakeGlenn ShoemakePirms 9 dienām
  • "THISSss is 1992 Dodge Viper THE original... and I, Doug Demuro, am in an aquarium!"

    Invocated AgitatorInvocated AgitatorPirms 9 dienām
  • Anyone remember that bad TV show "Viper" in the early 90's starring a Dodge Viper? The car could change color and style, but it was never clear why the guy driving it ever really needed to do that.

    Joe MamaJoe MamaPirms 9 dienām
  • i can’t get over the complete lack of security on such a stealable car

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  • hey doug, review the lightning mcqueen next. heheheh

    Saiful Adli AzahariSaiful Adli AzahariPirms 9 dienām
  • Oh I remember..... We all knew who had the coke in the 90's because a certain person's Viper would be in their driveway.

    Christopher KingChristopher KingPirms 9 dienām
  • Still love this car my dream car

    Erik MasonErik MasonPirms 9 dienām
  • This car came out when I was 11 years old, and I instantly fell in love. I believe the first time I saw it was on the cover of Road and Track so many years ago. It's awesome seeing a review like this, and I learned some things that I did not know. Thank you Boss, you just earned a sub from me 👍🏾

    Mario WilliamsMario WilliamsPirms 10 dienām
  • fckn drive it!

    Max HarrisMax HarrisPirms 10 dienām
  • I had a pretty large scale diecast model of this first gen Viper as a kid in the early 90s. Boy was that my most prized toy. I wish I still had it.

    Tonberry HunterTonberry HunterPirms 10 dienām
  • Wtf interior is crazy cheap

    Skodz GamingSkodz GamingPirms 10 dienām
  • I'm not sure why anyone would let you film a video in their car so you could crap talk it for 20 minutes. it's amazing how little you know about early 90s auto tech. things that seems shocking to you were pretty common place in 1992. ABS, air bags, traction control. options on some cars. the lever to remove a key, like every Ford built in the 80s and early 90s had that button. should named this video i'm confused by stuff from before my time.

    63FalconHT63FalconHTPirms 10 dienām
  • I remember seeing the Viper for the first time on the cover of Popular Mechanics in ‘92. I wanted one then (I was 14) and still want one today.

    Adam CaswellAdam CaswellPirms 10 dienām
  • No air conditioning but it has knobs and vents???

    Josh MarcelinoJosh MarcelinoPirms 10 dienām
  • if you need the ABS and other junk... you are not a real Driver. period.

    olosnah1olosnah1Pirms 10 dienām
  • I made it to 11:10. I don't know why I even tried to listen to this idiot. I really don't like any of these guys who get ahold of something, just anything, and act like they are the foremost expert on it. After a while they start sounding like what thy are, and that is self important bozos. This guy needs to quit worrying about this Viper and get into his Volvo wagon and go back to his apartment and leave the critique to people who are passionate about cars and would give an honest look at what is is supposed to be, and that's a weekend sports car for people who might appreciate it. NOT someone wondering where you are going to put junior and sissy in the back seat and where to put the groceries. I didn't make it that far into this, but I am sure that was next....

    pat jonespat jonesPirms 10 dienām
  • 100% pure awesome. Why would anyone want ANY of the modern "safety" garbage.

    olosnah1olosnah1Pirms 10 dienām
  • Ha! They installed door locks bc of the seat belt location

    Tom SelickTom SelickPirms 10 dienām
  • gran turismo 1-2 players still remember these licenses

    ΆληστοςΆληστοςPirms 10 dienām
  • What is that orange car at about 1:44? The one with what appears to be a slide out engine?

    Greg CGreg CPirms 10 dienām
  • In the software world, this is what call an MVP (minimal viable product).

    Steven IrbySteven IrbyPirms 10 dienām
  • Why the Viper never caught on is beyond me. Perhaps because you had to know how to actually "drive" a car. Could be the last American car made that right off the dealer lot it would scare the hell out of you. Just like growing old the Dodge Viper ain't for pussies.

    pcallahpcallahPirms 10 dienām
  • No AC, no storage compartments, just a loud stereo and an ashtray 😎🚬

    foosmonkeyfoosmonkeyPirms 10 dienām
  • I had a friend who owned one of these. It was a SPECTACULAR car!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anthony RichardsonAnthony RichardsonPirms 10 dienām
  • How can you only get 400bhp out of an 8 litre engine? Does it red-line at 2000rpm?

    D MD MPirms 10 dienām
  • All cars used to be like that, without all the electronic safety stuff.

    GT 43GT 43Pirms 11 dienām
    • Yes and then they got better. Don't get me wrong, I love my classics, but they're not safe or efficient.

      Steve DSteve DPirms 9 dienām
  • God first time seeing this was the nutty professor😂😂

    KÏd BÚddŸKÏd BÚddŸPirms 11 dienām
  • So many good things that came out of the 80's and 90's this car isn't one of them.

    RMAURICIO1969RMAURICIO1969Pirms 11 dienām

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  • It's raw... that's it.

    CR3W1SH03SCR3W1SH03SPirms 11 dienām
  • Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

    CR3W1SH03SCR3W1SH03SPirms 11 dienām
  • You really got to drive a viper on Fairfax

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  • I want it now

    SHES A. MANSHES A. MANPirms 11 dienām
  • Has ashtray though

    T¡nfo¡l HatT¡nfo¡l HatPirms 11 dienām
  • I took one out one night for a joy ride with a buddy drunk as hell. We didnt die but came close. Did donuts in another guys yard for giggles.

    T¡nfo¡l HatT¡nfo¡l HatPirms 11 dienām
  • Dodge Viper and TVR: the "git gud"s of the automotive world.

    Fore DeeFore DeePirms 11 dienām
  • These windows must be the most random car fact ever Friends and family, prepare to be annoyed

    SkinnexSkinnexPirms 11 dienām
  • You should really consider adding a startup/sound shot of the cars to your videos.

    Thomas SimethThomas SimethPirms 11 dienām
  • hey doug can you review the tacoma from the 90's

    Vincent MazzoliVincent MazzoliPirms 12 dienām
  • 24:00 *cocks gun.."a bra let me take a ride witcha"

    JAY HARDENJAY HARDENPirms 12 dienām