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Dodge Viper: Exotic?

Easy question: Do you consider the Dodge Viper an exotic car?



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it's the 928 of dodges.
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Is a Vette one too?
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No, I consider it a hot rod. Yes, it can compete and even beat Ferrari, Lambo, and other high end sports cars but it is more "brute".

I would put the Corvette in the same class as the Viper. This is not a dig on the cars but just my opinion.
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It's not nearly as exotic as a Bullit Rustang.

Which in turn is not nearly as exotic as a 928.

Both of which are slightly more exotic than Ferrari 250 GTOs.
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It's no Mustang !!
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Badass....YES

Exotic.....NO
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I thought they had a truck engine.
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Huh. Oddly, I DO consider Vipers exotic. They are somewhat rare, very unique recognizable design, V-10 engine, massive performance. I vote exotic.
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it's the 928 of dodges.
which is a huge compliment to Dodge.

And OT the Viper screams "LOOK AT ME I WON THE LOTTERY AND GREW UP IN TRAILER!!!"
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I had not considered them exotic, but above the Corvette.
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Exotic is not a black-or-white issue. All shades of grey here.

People usually notice when a Viper drives by, car guys stop what they're doing and watch.

Just due to how few of them you see, I would call it a "Semi-exotic".

How's that for a non-answer?

Basic archetecture of the Viper's engine is the Dodge truck's V-10, but no truck has an aluminum engine! I wouldn't consider that a negative. Chevy small blocks have powered thousands of pick-ups. Does that mean the Corvette is powered by a truck engine?
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Having driven a few Vipers, all I have to say, they are a lot of fun to drive, and unlike the current crop of Vetts & Porsches, they don't drive themselves, i.e. you still pay for mistakes, kinda like early 930s...

BTW, the 924 Porsche had an Audi TRUCK engine & VW Super Beetle (as did the rest of the series) based front Susp...

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Chevy small blocks have powered thousands of pick-ups. Does that mean the Corvette is powered by a truck engine?

I use to joke that my old 3100 had a Vette engine since it had a 1953 235 in it.............
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There's only one exotic in this picture. Can you find it?
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There's only one exotic in this picture. Can you find it?
I don't see any 928s.


Back to the OP's question: Count me in the minority, then. Exotic: yes.
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There's only one exotic in this picture. Can you find it?
audi wagon?
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audi wagon?
Yeah, I couldn't tell if that silver thing behind the pedestrian on the back left is one. But it's not black, which is a minus.
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BTW, the 924 Porsche had an Audi TRUCK engine & VW Super Beetle (as did the rest of the series) based front Susp...
Rear suspension too. All of the 944S parts fit perfectly under my Beetle.
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American made, It can`t be an exotic, Americans can not build an EXOTIC CAR, do you not know that?
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When I think "exotic", I think of cars that are very limited in number, like less than 500 made or so...
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