Last Call: I would love to see them come back with a topless Dodge Viper

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the biggest fan of convertibles. Top-down driving is just not for me. But there’s something about this Viper called Medusa that draws me in. Dodge never actually made any fifth-gens like this so the rarity has me intrigued. It could also be that without the top it makes the back end look even more pronounced.

I loved this generation Dodge Viper and was sad to see it go. And I would love to own one someday. The side exhaust, manual transmission, and enormous hood, I just love all of it.

What do you think? Would you have liked to see this generation with a drop-top?

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My name is Colby Buchanan and I love all things car-related all the way from rusted 240sx's to McLaren Senna's and of course I have a soft spot for American Muscle. You can spot me in my bone stock '06 350z named MackenZ.

6 Comments

  1. It has a bit of the Ferrari California raised haunches to it. Looks great as a convertible. Seems that the more they did to/with the Viper, the more money they lost, so they quit. It’s a shame.

  2. It has a bit of the Ferrari California raised haunches to it. Looks great as a convertible. Seems that the more they did to/with the Viper, the more money they lost, so they quit. It’s a shame.

    1. Same problem as the Audi TT: started off being cobbled together from off-the-shelf parts.

      Then each update made it faster/sportier/more (very small volume) bespoke parts. With the resulting ballooning manufacturing cost, a lot of which couldn’t be passed onto the customer without pricing themselves too high and having sales shrivel to nothing.

  3. I’m admittedly not a fan of convertibles, either– partly because in most cases it compromises chassis integrity, and partly because it removes a design element. In the case of the Viper, I think its characteristic shape is enhanced by its roofline. While I don’t think it makes for a bad looking convertible, I think it is much more interesting and appealing with a fixed roof.

    1. It looks too much like a Miata playing dress-up. Visually, it needs the targa bar of the show car and the original R/T 10.

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