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


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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  • Jason Lurf
    Jason Lurf33 minutter siden

    These cars strangely look nice for such old cars.

  • modelman steve
    modelman steve58 minutter siden

    nakatomi plaza upper left at 22:05 pretty sure...

  • John Smith
    John Smith2 timer siden

    90's dangerous

  • O Wood
    O Wood3 timer siden

    Disappointed that I wasn't updated with your current height. I hope its just an oversight due to no roof and its safe to still use the 6' - 4" or so for your height for accurate scaling.

  • C. Dawg Knight
    C. Dawg Knight5 timer siden

    I still want one.

  • Xboomer1
    Xboomer16 timer siden

    So was my 1972 Datsun 240z... way more practical... had it 48 years... new owner REAL HAPPY....

  • chris jones
    chris jones7 timer siden

    Wait! Is this the same company that made Walter Whites Aztek? Ah,no ,taht´s simply American too. LOL (Granted,yes, they did make the Ford GT. Love that one.)

  • chris jones
    chris jones7 timer siden

    Homer Simpson made this car.

  • Mic Dib

    Mic Dib

    3 timer siden

    I know, you're perfect car is a prius...🤣

  • E Dubb
    E Dubb7 timer siden

    Referring to the windows and doors, it goes to show car theft may have been at a remarkable low rate imo

  • AgentSkyper
    AgentSkyper8 timer siden

    I remember I saw this car in 1992 in a car dealership on the Santa Monica Blvd in L.A. I was in love with its design and I still am. It was 66'000 dollars back then. Oh... and I bought a small 1:23 model of it from the Glendale Galleria Mall and I still have it right here by me....all these years.

  • TisiphonesShadow
    TisiphonesShadow8 timer siden

    If you think a Viper is dangerous, then you need to learn how to drive.

  • Viper300000000000000
    Viper3000000000000008 timer siden

    This car sounds like nothing but shit

  • Richy Kay
    Richy Kay8 timer siden

    A quick decision, especially in this case, means "We surrender, Burn Loot Murder. Here's the racial scapegoat you wanted to lynch. Please don't burn our houses down or kill us." Mad Max got her way. As did the judge who absolutely refused very reasonable requests to change the venue of the trial and to sequester the jurors from news -- and threats.

  • Richy Kay
    Richy Kay8 timer siden

    There is no more America. This is a post-apocalyptic hellscape. There are no laws except for what violent racist mobs make.

  • Tim Gueguen
    Tim Gueguen9 timer siden

    Not a car to own in my part of Canada, unless you didn't mind spending a fortune on a car that will sit in a garage half the year. Even if you could drive it on winter roads you'd freeze your behind off trying to do so.

  • Leo Velli
    Leo Velli10 timer siden

    Doug what are those switches at 9:02 if they’re not Air Conditioning and Heating?? They look exactly like AC/Heater stuff!

  • Brad Ridgway
    Brad Ridgway10 timer siden

    Why even bother putting the locks on the doors then? Lol

  • Al S
    Al S11 timer siden

    Im having Vietnam flashbacks from GTA3.

  • x67426 Czesław Wpierdol
    x67426 Czesław Wpierdol12 timer siden

    Manual gear box in the USA is the best anty theft system ever

  • Waggsmith YTP
    Waggsmith YTP12 timer siden

    I’m just wondering how they were able to sell this car with how unsafe it is

  • Antonio Beltran
    Antonio Beltran12 timer siden

    Just leave the key on the ignition.... Who ever stills it might just kill himseld on the next mile... And your insurance pay for it

  • Magnus Atheos
    Magnus Atheos14 timer siden

    If I recall, the Viper was developed without the knowledge or backing of corporate management which would further explain the lack of refinements.

  • Magnus Atheos
    Magnus Atheos15 timer siden

    "No electronic aides or nannies". In other words, you need to know how to drive to drive it. Just the kind of car I like.

  • bexnomad
    bexnomad18 timer siden

    Way to many adverts, got bored and left.?....

  • Robert Sampson
    Robert Sampson20 timer siden

    Remember in 1992, there wasn't a lot of electronic stuff.

  • Kurt King
    Kurt King22 timer siden

    I love the idea that people are watching this guy drive by in this Viper, loudly talking to himself.. 😆

  • PengWin76
    PengWin76Dag siden

    But what a beautifully styled car. Absolutely stunning. Almost a concept car they accidentally made without any sensible changes for 'real life'. Amazing. Then there's the name and badge. Poster car of the year every year.

  • pyke
    pykeDag siden

    seatbelts in the door. That's insane

  • Tomas Pousa
    Tomas PousaDag siden

    This car is based

  • MarcusCapeCanaveral
    MarcusCapeCanaveralDag siden

    No, that's not a bunch of cheap plastic in the interior. What looks like gray, crackle-finish plastic on the dash, doors, and tunnel is actually structural urethane-foam trim-the first on a US-built car. And it certainly is still a fast car even by today's standards, if 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, and even today it's not easy to do 0-100mph and back to zero in just 14.5 seconds.

  • MOPARman345 HEMI
    MOPARman345 HEMIDag siden

    It wasn't anymore dangerous than the 450hp muscle cars with 5 inch wide bias ply tires in the late 60's and early 70's, the difference is that the Viper was a 400+hp car with no traction control or abs, in an era when everyone was driving 150hp econoboxes that had abs and traction control.

  • Mic Dib

    Mic Dib

    3 timer siden

    1000% agree with you. Compare this to a Fiero, Camero, mustang... those were slow trash compared to this. Was amazing in the early 90s.

  • Orange Whip
    Orange WhipDag siden

    Shitty car.

  • Daniel D
    Daniel DDag siden

    Dodge, what happened to you? Where did it go wrong?

  • Daniel D
    Daniel DDag siden

    Dodge in the 90s: Our V10 car will kill you. Dodge now: HAHA, our Chrysler engine does the delete if you mishandle it.

  • Private Domain
    Private DomainDag siden

    Thank god for a volume button to mute your verbal diarhea

  • Trey
    TreyDag siden

    What a fucking joke. Go get you 'T' levels checked and adjusted, dude. Then try making this video again. What a clown.

  • Afonso Luiz Dilda Bucco
    Afonso Luiz Dilda Bucco2 dager siden

    20:40 I love this without carpet. I's not an apartment! Actually I don't like carpet neither in an apartment nor a house. Rubber mats are lots better in the cars. And wooden flours are lots better for home.

  • Gary Warman
    Gary Warman2 dager siden

    Smuck! Smuck! Smuck!

  • Gary Warman
    Gary Warman2 dager siden

    I couldn't even finish watching this Video! This guy is a stuck! So negative!

  • Sergio Angeles
    Sergio Angeles2 dager siden

    you kind of look like Quico from el chavo del ocho mexican tv show :P.. sorry had to say it

  • R Matthews
    R Matthews2 dager siden

    Dear God, this guys voice is insanely annoying!!??

  • FiveforBiting
    FiveforBiting2 dager siden

    There was a tv series called Viper. Filmed in my hometown. It was obviously the greatest piece of cinema ever made.

  • DSan94
    DSan942 dager siden

    It's almost like it was designed for people who know how to and enjoy driving 🙄

  • SpykeZ0129
    SpykeZ01292 dager siden

    werent airbags legally required by then?

  • Mickey Knox
    Mickey Knox2 dager siden

    The Original 1992 Dodge Viper Was A Ridiculously Based, Dangerous Sports Car

  • Gregory Hughes
    Gregory Hughes2 dager siden

    Sometimes Doug says stuff that exposes him. Those aren’t screws on the dash, those are buttons for a tonneau cockpit cover.

  • Mic Dib

    Mic Dib

    3 timer siden

    That's what happens when you review a car owned by a museum. They couldn't tell him what they were.

  • Alex Woolridge
    Alex Woolridge2 dager siden

    This guys description of this car and how "dangerous" it is makes me want it even more. Can't beat a bare bones car with power.

    MANDRAC2 dager siden

    Waw a car in the image of the country that made it...

  • Trainzguy2472
    Trainzguy24722 dager siden

    They didn't include a functional rollbar or airbags because if you crashed badly enough to necessitate the use either of those features, you'd probably be dead anyways.

  • Heinous Anus
    Heinous Anus2 dager siden

    'Cars and Bids' cute, very clever lol. If Doug made a gay porn site, he would call it 'Dicks n Balls'

  • Wulver
    Wulver3 dager siden

    I miss my 98 GTS but I can't wait to get a Cybertruck. Why is comfort rated so low? It has gamer seats!

  • Stonecon
    Stonecon3 dager siden

    Late 80s early 90s gm cars had seat belts on the door.

  • Biff Buttcus
    Biff Buttcus3 dager siden

    If this was the peak viper, why the fuck did you spend 20 minutes shitting all over it? Fuck Doug Demuro. You can't review cars worth a damn.

  • Sylvester Sam
    Sylvester Sam3 dager siden

    It was a car made for track days. Of course you'll need to add rollbars and bucket racing seats, you get the idea.

  • Scott Lowell
    Scott Lowell3 dager siden

    13.8 s @ 114 mph 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 405 PS 0-60, quarter mile, specs 0-60 mph 4.5 seconds 0-100 kph 4.8 seconds Quarter mile 13.8 s @ 114 mph Top speed 281 kph / 175 mph Curb weight 1488 kilograms (3280 pounds)

  • desde iklo
    desde iklo3 dager siden

    Thiefs escape from him . Why ? It's Viper. 🐍☣️

  • Matias zito
    Matias zito3 dager siden

    Omg! I always thought it was a supercar, and it's a supercrap....tje only good thing is the engine, dodge totally ruined it, they could've made a totally awesome supercar...

  • Mic Dib

    Mic Dib

    3 timer siden

    It is a supercar... from the 90s. Im not sure i understand your logic here.

  • mbyard356
    mbyard3563 dager siden

    My favorite quirk was the fact that you had to remove one of the rear wheels, if you needed to access the battery. I had to drive a well used ‘94 Viper once, from the dealership to the mechanic. It got really exciting, when the entire shifter came off in my hand, going from first to second. 😳

  • Erik b.
    Erik b.3 dager siden

    Lol.....fuel economy

  • Tjd
    Tjd3 dager siden

    Plz do a 92-99 honda prelude

  • GeneticHybrids
    GeneticHybrids3 dager siden

    Working production at Toyota...I have learned you really don't want the first 1000 vehicles that run on a new model line. I don't care what manufacturer, the first ones are what everybody in the plant learn from their mistakes on. For example the first couple thousand new 2020 Toyota Highlanders have thinner metal over the entire chassis than the previous thin that when we put our hand on the side member above the doors to lean over the roof to fix paint defects the metal would dimple enough that most had to be fixed by the metal shop, later on in early production they claimed they increased the metal thickness to strengthen it but we still can't lean with our hand over the truck like we could with the previous model.

  • Jacques Small
    Jacques Small3 dager siden

    Number 5 is alive!

  • Erick Moore
    Erick Moore4 dager siden

    OMG, no safety sensors, Wonder what they did pre-2000? You remind me of Bob Saget.

  • Andy Wagner
    Andy Wagner4 dager siden

    It's a proper sports car, front engine, rear drive. No electronic bullshit. It might also try to kill you, but damn it is a sweet car.

  • Matt Ackman
    Matt Ackman4 dager siden

    Everytime you say “quirk” or “thisssssss”... I cringe. Besides that great video.

  • fox gaming
    fox gaming4 dager siden

    At least now days not a lot of people know how to drive a manual

  • Kinann
    Kinann4 dager siden

    Funny, whenever I took my car to the track i always turned those things off anyway.

  • Aaqib Hassan
    Aaqib Hassan4 dager siden

    Everybody gangsta till Doug DeMuro films in the white void

  • Fun Science Cheltenham
    Fun Science Cheltenham4 dager siden

    Two things I learned from this video: 1) The car is called "the Viper". 2) It's a "back to basics sports car".

  • Sergio Duarte
    Sergio Duarte4 dager siden

    A video about a car that happens to have a manual transmission: *exists* Americans: B3sT aNti-ThEfT 5ySTeM

  • Mr Danger
    Mr Danger4 dager siden

    You must be a millennial being afraid to drive a car that you actually have to drive and not rely on the nanny state to protect you from yourself. The fact that this car and others like it did NOT have built in baby sitters is the beauty of it

  • skystink
    skystink4 dager siden

    For me there is a difference of using cheap materials vs. using simple/functional design and overall lack of features for simplicity. As much as I want to love this former poster dream car I have to say that Lotus made a better job with introducing simplicity to sports cars with their first Elise again.

  • Imran Becks
    Imran Becks4 dager siden

    The doors.... No security. I don't get it... How does one even park the car without it getting stolen? 🤣🤣🤣

  • Andrew Olson
    Andrew Olson5 dager siden

    Those 30 year old tires are a deadly car crash waiting to happen if this car is taken out on the road at speeds over 30mph. Just ask Paul Walker.

  • Dennis Martinez
    Dennis Martinez5 dager siden

    Buy a first gen viper. It’s the best way to suicide!

  • Dennis Martinez

    Dennis Martinez

    5 dager siden

    Take it as a joke

  • Axel Dennis Franz
    Axel Dennis Franz5 dager siden

    Basically a super fast MX5-NB

  • MrBusItDown
    MrBusItDown5 dager siden

    Doug got Dad hips😂😂😂

  • sider3nokia
    sider3nokia5 dager siden

    I love Viper

  • BoudewijnvanHouten
    BoudewijnvanHouten5 dager siden

    Beste ever from Mr. DeMuro and the American automative industry (well sort of)

  • Kaveen Dakshitha
    Kaveen Dakshitha5 dager siden

    He almost talked about the interior 😂 for the whole video and I wanted to know about performance on a performance car

  • artur cardoso
    artur cardoso6 dager siden

    A 90's American car with a crappy interior.... say it ain't so.

  • artur cardoso
    artur cardoso6 dager siden

    I thought that was a giant scratch on the hood

  • Johnny Cage
    Johnny Cage6 dager siden

    This guy is annoying. Everything is not funny

  • Dillon Savage
    Dillon Savage6 dager siden

    Doug are u brain dead if any one bought a viper with no roof i think its going to be garage kept

  • Metal Music Maniac
    Metal Music Maniac6 dager siden

    He rambles on how the interior looks cheap *I drive a 2001 Durango 5.9*

  • Ninja Scroll
    Ninja Scroll6 dager siden

    This was always one of my favorite looking cars but i never knew it was a combination of Cristine and Death Proof

  • Dave Last name
    Dave Last name6 dager siden

    I used to daily drive a RAM 2500 with the 8.0 L V10. Im telling you when you put the peddle to the floor it took only a few seconds for that truck to hit 70 MPH. Thats an 8,000 lbs truck, now imagine that engine in a car the size of a Miata

  • Gracjan Rötke
    Gracjan Rötke6 dager siden

    That was brilliant, Doug! I laughed my ass off!!!!

  • Moanteq
    Moanteq6 dager siden

    Beautiful car with stupid and dangerous design.

  • MidnightSt
    MidnightSt6 dager siden

    I remember the show Cobra, I think it was called. With the viper that transformed into the indestructible Mary Sue panzercar... ...Only now I'm realizing how... ironic it was to pick Viper to be the hero car.

  • Seven Bates
    Seven Bates6 dager siden

    Goodness, 2 minutes in and I can't listen to that guy speak anymore.

  • Fire Fyter20
    Fire Fyter206 dager siden

    I welded the cooler that sits directly behind the cross hair grill. ( I was in a team of 4 welders chosen for the Viper) We made them for the Viper from 92 thru 95. Modine manufacturing. It's still a thrill to see one (rarely) , and get down low and see that cooler that was so fun to make. It was a weird design with a pipe coming off the top with a weird bend and a little brace welded.on it. Aluminum tig welded. Glad.they are still holding up. Back then in a production meeting, we were told they were having alot of trouble getting that hood to mold consistently , that would have been early.93 I guess , just a little fun fact , they got it figured out. And I'm sure glad they did.

  • Mic Dib

    Mic Dib

    2 timer siden

    Awesome to know that. I've got a 95 and now know who build the cooler. Thanks for sharing. 😁

  • Graham
    Graham7 dager siden

    I was a kid when this dropped.. I thought it was one of the coolest cars ever. I’m pretty sure I had a poster of it hanging up in my room.

  • Nick Jackson
    Nick Jackson7 dager siden

    Always dodge a dodge. Like the shirt.

  • Andrew Thiago
    Andrew Thiago7 dager siden

    The only thing that would make me concearn if i was righ enought to buy one of these, was the ''rolls bars'' that doesn't exists. I know they created this car for who knows how to drive a powerfull car, not to your 16 years old son who thinks he's a driver. At least, it could have come with minimum safety acessories.

  • Devon's Pork Chop
    Devon's Pork Chop7 dager siden

    it was and still is the best looking viper to this day

  • Da Gooner
    Da Gooner7 dager siden

    Strangely this has many of the same quirky features of my 91 jeep yj 😂

  • QuackAttack
    QuackAttack7 dager siden

    A v10 with 400hp? Lol

  • Mic Dib

    Mic Dib

    2 timer siden

    Why is that funny? The 12 cylinder Lambos and Ferraris in the 80s were less than 400 hp... this was a beast in 92.

  • *RHYS*
    *RHYS*7 dager siden

    it’s just an american miata.

  • weston adams
    weston adams7 dager siden

    I don't think it's meant to be a luxury car. Look at the old ferrari's they were so worried about being smooth. It's about the performance