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

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Doug DeMuro

3 månader sedan

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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Nathan Walsh
Nathan Walsh 44 minuter sedan
Back when traction control was your right and left foot...
David G
David G 50 minuter sedan
All the build quality of a Neon. I saw the prototype at the 1991 Detroit Auto Show.
whiplashingitis Timme sedan
You forgot to mention the width of the rear tires! The GTS has ridiculously wide tires, and I assume this one does too
Vitali Aivazov
Vitali Aivazov 2 timmar sedan
wow dude, they gave you museum car with no traction/stability controls to drive :) Your cousin works there? :D Nice video, thumps up!
Vincent Vincent
Vincent Vincent 2 timmar sedan
What a stupid car. I love it so much.
endrizo 4 timmar sedan
What a piece of garbage.
Neil Wright
Neil Wright 4 timmar sedan
"including just how *cheap* it is in here. . ." Everyone who has ever owned any Chrysler/Dodge product, no matter basic or exotic, is nodding along knowingly.
Whiskey Delta 40
Whiskey Delta 40 4 timmar sedan
So basically a miata for big boys?
Fas favo
Fas favo 8 timmar sedan
Anyone else see the viper's head on the hood (light reflection) @18:29?
Wendell Powell
Wendell Powell 9 timmar sedan
I always loved this car.. We would see so many Corvettes but there was a guy in our small town that owned one of these and you always noticed it..
Joseph Colgate
Joseph Colgate 11 timmar sedan
Chrysler stole quite a few CJ inspired ideas for Gen1 Viper
cobberbrimo 12 timmar sedan
The plastics look horrific, sure go cheap and light but I don't think they needed to be THAT bad.
Nicholas Bullock
Nicholas Bullock 16 timmar sedan
Taking this car for a test drive brings to mind the parking attendants from Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.
Nicholas Bullock
Nicholas Bullock 16 timmar sedan
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve accidentally turned my car off while driving. So glad they added a feature to fix that goof up.
Patrick Herb
Patrick Herb 18 timmar sedan
It's basically something from mad max made for the everyday man or someone that knows how to actually drive a car without safety
Aqua Lung
Aqua Lung 20 timmar sedan
Way more informative at 1.5x speed.
Beats by the Bong
Beats by the Bong 23 timmar sedan
I like how there's so much commentary on lack of features and comforts, It's a Racecar, you don't need any of that stuff, don't see anyone in Nascar complaining about abs and radio 🤣
Ray Voelker
Ray Voelker Dag sedan
Everything you just described is why I love my 1st generation Viper.
J H Dag sedan
8,000cc of displacement, and only 400hp..? Were the dodge engineers just asleep at the switch or something?
Royal Progressive
Royal Progressive Dag sedan
NO excuse for the lack of even the most basic safety features. I would never drive it.
Honza O
Honza O Dag sedan
My new favourite Doug DeMuro quote is: "I also love how everything in here is just the crappiest stuff they could found."
gorflunk Dag sedan
But it did have an ash tray, so that's something.
Galt Boy 11
Galt Boy 11 Dag sedan
My buddie has a viper and it dosent even have heat or a/c. No vents nothing.
Pete Sorensen
Pete Sorensen Dag sedan
I'm 30, and I grew up in the 90's being OBSESSED with these cars. I had models of them, I chose them in all the games I played, and I would say such ridiculous things as "Vipers are the fastest cars in the world!"
hededcdn Dag sedan
Doug would be scared.
SYMX2379 Dag sedan
To me it's always gonna be called Banshee (see GTA 3 & GTA SA)
Jason Lurf
Jason Lurf Dag sedan
These cars strangely look nice for such old cars.
modelman steve
modelman steve Dag sedan
nakatomi plaza upper left at 22:05 pretty sure...
John Smith
John Smith Dag sedan
90's dangerous
O Wood
O Wood Dag sedan
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 Knight Dag sedan
I still want one.
Xboomer1 Dag sedan
So was my 1972 Datsun 240z... way more practical... had it 48 years... new owner REAL HAPPY....
chris jones
chris jones 2 dagar sedan
Wait! Is this the same company that made Walter White's Aztek? Ah,no ,that´s simply another American manufacturer too. LOL (Granted,yes, they did make the Ford GT. Love that one.)
chris jones
chris jones 2 dagar sedan
Homer Simpson made this car.
Mic Dib
Mic Dib Dag sedan
I know, you're perfect car is a prius...🤣
E Dubb
E Dubb 2 dagar sedan
Referring to the windows and doors, it goes to show car theft may have been at a remarkable low rate imo
AgentSkyper 2 dagar sedan
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 2 dagar sedan
If you think a Viper is dangerous, then you need to learn how to drive.
Viper300000000000000 2 dagar sedan
This car sounds like nothing but shit
Richy Kay
Richy Kay 2 dagar sedan
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 Kay 2 dagar sedan
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 Gueguen 2 dagar sedan
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 Velli 2 dagar sedan
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 Ridgway 2 dagar sedan
Why even bother putting the locks on the doors then? Lol
Al S
Al S 2 dagar sedan
Im having Vietnam flashbacks from GTA3.
x67426 Czesław Wpierdol
x67426 Czesław Wpierdol 2 dagar sedan
Manual gear box in the USA is the best anty theft system ever
Waggsmith YTP
Waggsmith YTP 2 dagar sedan
I’m just wondering how they were able to sell this car with how unsafe it is
Antonio Beltran
Antonio Beltran 2 dagar sedan
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 Atheos 2 dagar sedan
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 Atheos 2 dagar sedan
"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 2 dagar sedan
Way to many adverts, got bored and left.?....
Robert Sampson
Robert Sampson 2 dagar sedan
Remember in 1992, there wasn't a lot of electronic stuff.
Kurt King
Kurt King 2 dagar sedan
I love the idea that people are watching this guy drive by in this Viper, loudly talking to himself.. 😆
PengWin76 2 dagar sedan
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 2 dagar sedan
seatbelts in the door. That's insane
Tomas Pousa
Tomas Pousa 2 dagar sedan
This car is based
MarcusCapeCanaveral 2 dagar sedan
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 2 dagar sedan
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 Dag sedan
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 Whip 2 dagar sedan
Shitty car.
Daniel D
Daniel D 2 dagar sedan
Dodge, what happened to you? Where did it go wrong?
Daniel D
Daniel D 2 dagar sedan
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 Domain 3 dagar sedan
Thank god for a volume button to mute your verbal diarhea
Trey 3 dagar sedan
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 Bucco 3 dagar sedan
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 Warman 3 dagar sedan
Smuck! Smuck! Smuck!
Gary Warman
Gary Warman 3 dagar sedan
I couldn't even finish watching this Video! This guy is a stuck! So negative!
Sergio Angeles
Sergio Angeles 3 dagar sedan
you kind of look like Quico from el chavo del ocho mexican tv show :P.. sorry had to say it
R Matthews
R Matthews 3 dagar sedan
Dear God, this guys voice is insanely annoying!!??
FiveforBiting 3 dagar sedan
There was a tv series called Viper. Filmed in my hometown. It was obviously the greatest piece of cinema ever made.
DSan94 4 dagar sedan
It's almost like it was designed for people who know how to and enjoy driving 🙄
SpykeZ0129 4 dagar sedan
werent airbags legally required by then?
Mickey Knox
Mickey Knox 4 dagar sedan
The Original 1992 Dodge Viper Was A Ridiculously Based, Dangerous Sports Car
Gregory Hughes
Gregory Hughes 4 dagar sedan
Sometimes Doug says stuff that exposes him. Those aren’t screws on the dash, those are buttons for a tonneau cockpit cover.
Gregory Hughes
Gregory Hughes Dag sedan
@Mic Dib If you've been around enough cars, you should know what a metal button looks like. Doug was also shocked to find a high beam switch on the floor of an old Maserati. Yes, floor mounted high beam switches are strange now, but they were all like that 30 years ago. A professional "car guy" should have come across that before.
Mic Dib
Mic Dib Dag sedan
That's what happens when you review a car owned by a museum. They couldn't tell him what they were.
Alex Woolridge
Alex Woolridge 4 dagar sedan
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.
MANDRAC 4 dagar sedan
Waw a car in the image of the country that made it...
Trainzguy2472 4 dagar sedan
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 Anus 4 dagar sedan
'Cars and Bids' cute, very clever lol. If Doug made a gay porn site, he would call it 'Dicks n Balls'
Wulver 4 dagar sedan
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 4 dagar sedan
Late 80s early 90s gm cars had seat belts on the door.
Biff Buttcus
Biff Buttcus 4 dagar sedan
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 Sam 4 dagar sedan
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 Lowell 5 dagar sedan
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 iklo 5 dagar sedan
Thiefs escape from him . Why ? It's Viper. 🐍☣️
Matias zito
Matias zito 5 dagar sedan
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 Dag sedan
It is a supercar... from the 90s. Im not sure i understand your logic here.
mbyard356 5 dagar sedan
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. 5 dagar sedan
Lol.....fuel economy
Tjd 5 dagar sedan
Plz do a 92-99 honda prelude
GeneticHybrids 5 dagar sedan
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 Small 5 dagar sedan
Number 5 is alive!
Erick Moore
Erick Moore 5 dagar sedan
OMG, no safety sensors, Wonder what they did pre-2000? You remind me of Bob Saget.
Andy Wagner
Andy Wagner 5 dagar sedan
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 Ackman 5 dagar sedan
Everytime you say “quirk” or “thisssssss”... I cringe. Besides that great video.
fox gaming
fox gaming 5 dagar sedan
At least now days not a lot of people know how to drive a manual
Kinann 6 dagar sedan
Funny, whenever I took my car to the track i always turned those things off anyway.
Aaqib Hassan
Aaqib Hassan 6 dagar sedan
Everybody gangsta till Doug DeMuro films in the white void
Fun Science Cheltenham
Fun Science Cheltenham 6 dagar sedan
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 Duarte 6 dagar sedan
A video about a car that happens to have a manual transmission: *exists* Americans: B3sT aNti-ThEfT 5ySTeM
Mr Danger
Mr Danger 6 dagar sedan
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 6 dagar sedan
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 Becks 6 dagar sedan
The doors.... No security. I don't get it... How does one even park the car without it getting stolen? 🤣🤣🤣
Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson 6 dagar sedan
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.
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