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

Doug DeMuro

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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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    1. a1967lavalamp

      this dude looks like 1992

    2. Roger Skagerström

      Sure - there is a big chance they didn't care about the interior. But since none of their other cars had good interiors either - we migh as well guess that they did the best they could, and were very proud of the result xD

    3. PlanetJeannie

      Who made this car? The Soviets as well? 🤷🏻‍♀️

    4. Beau

      What a shit car! Typical Dodge!

    5. Riki 9653

      OMG, the Viper is thirty years old?! Where did my life go?

    6. Foo Vines

      well, you talk about how basic the interieur is, but i think it just looks pretty shitty. if they wanted to loose more weight they could have thrown out the radio, the speakers and lighten the seats. i mean just look at the f40 for example or lotus cars. maybe "basic" is meant in american standards... :D

    7. Foo Vines

      don't want to be a dick, but it looks kind of similar to an mx5 from the front :D

    8. Ecchi Oni

      American TVR.

    9. Daniel Fietkau

      The seats look a bit small for people over 1.90m/6.2ft. Did Dodge change them over the years?

    10. Bassman ilil

      You speak like there are morrons in front of you. So enoying.

    11. The empty channel

      Dodge coming out with the viper at the same time the best gen supras came out

    12. Johann Ugarkovic

      unbelievable , not even legal to drive to today;s standards! hilarious. still looks amazing from a distance specially on this classic red colour

    13. Tad Kowal

      That's the point of MOPAR. Great engines . . . **crickets**. . . and BAM! Fiat.

    14. Robert Kennedy

      This car was obviously not meant to be a daily driver, it was a toy car for those who could afford it.

    15. ST

      Getting gta banshee vibes

    16. Krells 10

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

    17. Fleshaga

      Doug for president.

    18. Soundwave Superior

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

    19. Eduardo Araujo

      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.

    20. William Hammond

      So why exactly did they bother with door locks?

    21. Admiral Lemons

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

    22. Jorge Gabriel Garofalo Torres

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

    23. JacksonKnives

      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.

    24. Adàn Villa

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

      1. Adàn Villa

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

    25. Kon Kidis

      No windows lol


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

    27. iNoiizY

      Why u need a radio when u have a V10?

    28. Heather Spoonheim

      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.

    29. Fernando Lopez

      brb guys gonna get a gen 1 viper for free

    30. Heather Spoonheim

      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.

    31. Victor Trense

      Cool car but those panel gaps

    32. whatever57010

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

      1. Clinton Blackburn

        Few hostages will fit in that trunk.

      2. alif csnajmi

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

    33. Mitch Reilly

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

      1. M D

        ? That car had alot of features and safety measures.

    34. hapwn

      Truly an all American car! 🇺🇸😎💪

    35. Derek Manning

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

    36. Watching Yourvideo

      Needs the factory yellow wheels like on Vegas vacation

    37. d s

      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.

    38. Kwabena de la sankofa

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

    39. Shooter McG

      Nerd alert

    40. Preston Rodenkirch

      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.

    41. Giovanni Miorandi

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

    42. Fluttrshy Pony

      Doug is the type of guy who can read brochures

    43. DC 421

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

    44. Carsten

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

    45. PunkyB 88

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

    46. Trevor Evans

      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

    47. S W

      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.

    48. Michael Borneman

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

    49. Zoe meow

      It's amazing 😍💖✨✨✨

    50. C. Fecteau-AU-MJ13

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

    51. Aerovette1

      This guy's a dork

    52. reddogbullcat

      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

    53. Gonken88

      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.

    54. HC DaVe

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

    55. Tony Griffin

      Wow, the YUGO of sports cars!

    56. Jono Newman

      insurance companies must've loved it...

    57. CSRB

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

    58. Land Nok


    59. JoeTFishing

      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.

    60. Matt Y

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

    61. Philippe Martins

      Simple but so perfect 👌

    62. ws how

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


      Top Gear N64 anyone?

    64. Leandre Texier

      here's how you should drive viper

    65. Epic LEGO

      A car with no windows! Did it have Linux?

    66. Preproto


    67. donnafromnyc

      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?

    68. Jul P

      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)


      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?

    70. Sincopare

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

    71. Glenn Shoemake

      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!

    72. Invocated Agitator

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

    73. Joe Mama

      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.

    74. tannerin

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

    75. Saiful Adli Azahari

      hey doug, review the lightning mcqueen next. heheheh

    76. Christopher King

      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.

    77. Erik Mason

      Still love this car my dream car

    78. Mario Williams

      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 👍🏾

    79. Max Harris

      fckn drive it!

    80. Tonberry Hunter

      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.

    81. Skodz Gaming

      Wtf interior is crazy cheap

    82. 63FalconHT

      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.

    83. Adam Caswell

      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.

    84. Josh Marcelino

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

    85. olosnah1

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

    86. pat jones

      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....

    87. olosnah1

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

    88. Tom Selick

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

    89. Άληστος

      gran turismo 1-2 players still remember these licenses

    90. Greg C

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

    91. Steven Irby

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

    92. pcallah

      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.

    93. foosmonkey

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

    94. Anthony Richardson

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

    95. D M

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

    96. GT 43

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

      1. Steve D

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

    97. KÏd BÚddŸ

      God first time seeing this was the nutty professor😂😂

    98. RMAURICIO1969

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

    99. LBARecords

    100. CR3W1SH03S

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