The early 1990s saw the beginning of the true modern era for sports cars. It also was when performance cars started being loaded up with such features as all-wheel drive, traction control, stability control and other electronic nannies that made them easier to drive them faster but not necessarily more fun to drive.
Dodge, thanks to such visionary people as Bob Lutz, had a different idea. Why not create a superfast throwback sports car in the same vein as the original Shelby Cobra? So they started up a secret plan to create just that car, and they even went to the man himself, Carroll Shelby, for guidance. What emerged in 1991 was the Dodge Viper. Continue reading