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

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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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  • Krells 10
    Krells 1037 minuta më parë

    Features and comfort should've been 1/10, just saying 🤷.

  • Fleshaga
    Fleshaga9 orë më parë

    Doug for president.

  • Soundwave Superior
    Soundwave Superior12 orë më parë

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

  • Eduardo Araujo
    Eduardo AraujoDitë më parë

    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.

  • William Hammond
    William HammondDitë më parë

    So why exactly did they bother with door locks?

  • Admiral Lemons
    Admiral LemonsDitë më parë

    Doug’s high school grad quote was “In 14 years, Check out Cars and Bids”

  • Jorge Gabriel Garofalo Torres
    Jorge Gabriel Garofalo TorresDitë më parë

    A Dodge viper of the 90s. Man I love dodge vipers it is one my favorite cars.❤❤❤❤

  • JacksonKnives
    JacksonKnivesDitë më parë

    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.

  • Adàn Villa
    Adàn VillaDitë më parë

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

  • Adàn Villa

    Adàn Villa

    Ditë më parë

    I'm ok with No Windows as long as is a V10 or high revving V8.

  • Kon Kidis
    Kon KidisDitë më parë

    No windows lol

    GROUNDPOUND69Ditë më parë

    Windows? Nah. Fuel economy with a V10? Yea.

  • iNoiizY
    iNoiizY2 ditë më parë

    Why u need a radio when u have a V10?

  • Heather Spoonheim
    Heather Spoonheim2 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Fernando Lopez
    Fernando Lopez2 ditë më parë

    brb guys gonna get a gen 1 viper for free

  • Heather Spoonheim
    Heather Spoonheim2 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Victor Trense
    Victor Trense2 ditë më parë

    Cool car but those panel gaps

  • whatever57010
    whatever570102 ditë më parë

    I love how the trunk is the most secure place 😄 I guess you don't want your hostage escaping 🤪🤣

  • alif csnajmi

    alif csnajmi

    19 orë më parë

    I F O U N D U .. F R I E N D! :D

  • Mitch Reilly
    Mitch Reilly3 ditë më parë

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

  • M D

    M D

    2 ditë më parë

    ? That car had alot of features and safety measures.

  • hapwn
    hapwn3 ditë më parë

    Truly an all American car! 🇺🇸😎💪

  • Derek Manning
    Derek Manning3 ditë më parë

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

  • Watching Yourvideo
    Watching Yourvideo3 ditë më parë

    Needs the factory yellow wheels like on Vegas vacation

  • d s
    d s3 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Kwabena de la sankofa
    Kwabena de la sankofa3 ditë më parë

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

  • Shooter McG
    Shooter McG4 ditë më parë

    Nerd alert

  • Preston Rodenkirch
    Preston Rodenkirch4 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Giovanni Miorandi
    Giovanni Miorandi4 ditë më parë

    What a shtty car always hated and now even more, its a total waste

  • Fluttrshy Pony
    Fluttrshy Pony4 ditë më parë

    Doug is the type of guy who can read brochures

  • DC 421
    DC 4214 ditë më parë

    If it doesn't have AC why does it have an AC panel?

  • Carsten
    Carsten4 ditë më parë

    Only in the us, you call a viper a "small sportscar". Me looking at my caterham -.-

  • PunkyB 88
    PunkyB 884 ditë më parë

    That stray hair on the left side of dougs head is driving me mad 🙁

  • Trevor Evans
    Trevor Evans5 ditë më parë

    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

  • S W
    S W5 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Michael Borneman
    Michael Borneman5 ditë më parë

    No security? Easy to get into?... that's just a normal dodge.

  • Zoe meow
    Zoe meow5 ditë më parë

    It's amazing 😍💖✨✨✨

  • C. Fecteau-AU-MJ13
    C. Fecteau-AU-MJ136 ditë më parë

    Doug's the type of guy who trades in quality of life after the accident for quality of drive just prior to it.

  • Aerovette1
    Aerovette16 ditë më parë

    This guy's a dork

  • reddogbullcat
    reddogbullcat6 ditë më parë

    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

  • Gonken88
    Gonken886 ditë më parë

    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.

  • HC DaVe
    HC DaVe6 ditë më parë

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

  • Tony Griffin
    Tony Griffin6 ditë më parë

    Wow, the YUGO of sports cars!

  • Jono Newman
    Jono Newman6 ditë më parë

    insurance companies must've loved it...

  • CSRB
    CSRB6 ditë më parë

    Imagine watching this in 100 years. Damn we were dumb. The pyramids still aren’t explained.

  • Land Nok
    Land Nok7 ditë më parë


  • JoeTFishing
    JoeTFishing7 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Matt Y
    Matt Y7 ditë më parë

    The the moral of the story is, this car is a death trap😂

  • Philippe Martins
    Philippe Martins7 ditë më parë

    Simple but so perfect 👌

  • ws how
    ws how7 ditë më parë

    No "Windows"? No need for virus scan. Cool.

    NEWROCKEROFFICIAL7 ditë më parë

    Top Gear N64 anyone?

  • Leandre Texier
    Leandre Texier7 ditë më parë

    here's how you should drive viper

  • Epic LEGO
    Epic LEGO7 ditë më parë

    A car with no windows! Did it have Linux?

  • Preproto
    Preproto7 ditë më parë


  • donnafromnyc
    donnafromnyc8 ditë më parë

    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?

  • Jul P
    Jul P8 ditë më parë

    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)

    BOBBY BUDNIK8 ditë më parë

    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?

  • Sincopare
    Sincopare8 ditë më parë

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

  • Glenn Shoemake
    Glenn Shoemake8 ditë më parë

    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!

  • Invocated Agitator
    Invocated Agitator8 ditë më parë

    "THISSss is 1992 Dodge Viper THE original... and I, Doug Demuro, am in an aquarium!"

  • Joe Mama
    Joe Mama8 ditë më parë

    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.

  • tannerin
    tannerin8 ditë më parë

    i can’t get over the complete lack of security on such a stealable car

  • Saiful Adli Azahari
    Saiful Adli Azahari8 ditë më parë

    hey doug, review the lightning mcqueen next. heheheh

  • Christopher King
    Christopher King8 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Erik Mason
    Erik Mason8 ditë më parë

    Still love this car my dream car

  • Mario Williams
    Mario Williams8 ditë më parë

    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 👍🏾

  • Max Harris
    Max Harris9 ditë më parë

    fckn drive it!

  • Tonberry Hunter
    Tonberry Hunter9 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Skodz Gaming
    Skodz Gaming9 ditë më parë

    Wtf interior is crazy cheap

  • 63FalconHT
    63FalconHT9 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Adam Caswell
    Adam Caswell9 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Josh Marcelino
    Josh Marcelino9 ditë më parë

    No air conditioning but it has knobs and vents???

  • olosnah1
    olosnah19 ditë më parë

    if you need the ABS and other junk... you are not a real Driver. period.

  • pat jones
    pat jones9 ditë më parë

    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....

  • olosnah1
    olosnah19 ditë më parë

    100% pure awesome. Why would anyone want ANY of the modern "safety" garbage.

  • Tom Selick
    Tom Selick9 ditë më parë

    Ha! They installed door locks bc of the seat belt location

  • Άληστος
    Άληστος9 ditë më parë

    gran turismo 1-2 players still remember these licenses

  • Greg C
    Greg C9 ditë më parë

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

  • Steven Irby
    Steven Irby9 ditë më parë

    In the software world, this is what call an MVP (minimal viable product).

  • pcallah
    pcallah9 ditë më parë

    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.

  • foosmonkey
    foosmonkey9 ditë më parë

    No AC, no storage compartments, just a loud stereo and an ashtray 😎🚬

  • Anthony Richardson
    Anthony Richardson9 ditë më parë

    I had a friend who owned one of these. It was a SPECTACULAR car!!!!!!!!!!!

  • D M
    D M9 ditë më parë

    How can you only get 400bhp out of an 8 litre engine? Does it red-line at 2000rpm?

  • GT 43
    GT 4310 ditë më parë

    All cars used to be like that, without all the electronic safety stuff.

  • Steve D

    Steve D

    8 ditë më parë

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

  • KÏd BÚddŸ
    KÏd BÚddŸ10 ditë më parë

    God first time seeing this was the nutty professor😂😂

    RMAURICIO196910 ditë më parë

    So many good things that came out of the 80's and 90's this car isn't one of them.

  • LBARecords
    LBARecords10 ditë më parë

  • CR3W1SH03S
    CR3W1SH03S10 ditë më parë

    It's raw... that's it.

  • CR3W1SH03S
    CR3W1SH03S10 ditë më parë

    Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

    SHES A. MAN10 ditë më parë

    You really got to drive a viper on Fairfax

    SHES A. MAN10 ditë më parë

    I want it now

  • T¡nfo¡l Hat
    T¡nfo¡l Hat10 ditë më parë

    Has ashtray though

  • T¡nfo¡l Hat
    T¡nfo¡l Hat10 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Fore Dee
    Fore Dee10 ditë më parë

    Dodge Viper and TVR: the "git gud"s of the automotive world.

  • Skinnex
    Skinnex10 ditë më parë

    These windows must be the most random car fact ever Friends and family, prepare to be annoyed

  • Thomas Simeth
    Thomas Simeth10 ditë më parë

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

  • Vincent Mazzoli
    Vincent Mazzoli10 ditë më parë

    hey doug can you review the tacoma from the 90's

    JAY HARDEN11 ditë më parë

    24:00 *cocks gun.."a bra let me take a ride witcha"

  • Brian O'Shea
    Brian O'Shea11 ditë më parë

    About as much security as a Jeep Wrangler with a soft top on.

  • Inspector Kemp
    Inspector Kemp11 ditë më parë

    TALKS way too much, verbose and repeats

  • Tom Finn
    Tom Finn11 ditë më parë

    You point out air conditioning and air bags not being provided as if that's some weird thing. I was buying cars back then, and most of the cars on the lot had neither one. You could of course get them but you paid extra.

  • Mihai Guy
    Mihai Guy11 ditë më parë


  • CamdenBloke
    CamdenBloke11 ditë më parë

    I feel like you'd want to just weld the door shut and hop in and out Dukes of Hazzard style.

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