Saturday 7th January 1989
The Dodge Viper concept was introduced at the North American International Automobile Show. The Viper, a modernised tribute to the classic Shelby Cobra, won such rave reviews that the company delivered a production version in 1992, just three years later. The production Viper had a V-10 plant that delivered 450 horsepower at 5,200 rpms. The car was capable of a top speed of over 190 mph, and held numerous production-car performance records.