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STYLING | 10 out of 10
Look at this thing. It's not exactly unobtrusive
more angular front end is highlighted by a large, functional air-intake scoop
Kelley Blue Book
the speedometer and fuel gauge can suffer sunlight reflections, rendering them hard to read
much cleaner and better made than the previous model
The Detroit News
Cars.com sums it up nicely: "Look at this thing. It's not exactly unobtrusive." Edmunds is more practical, noting that "the 2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10 is available as either a two-seat coupe or a soft-top roadster." On the regular Dodge Viper 2009 coupe and convertible, Cars.com notes that "some observers dismiss the Viper's styling as the stuff of grade-school boys' daydreams," but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com agree that the styling is perfectly suited to the Dodge Viper. Kelley Blue Book points out that the 2009 Dodge Viper's "more angular front end is highlighted by a large, functional air-intake scoop," and "on the hood are a half-dozen vents that let air out of the engine compartment." Cars.com observes that the air box is "little more than a forward-facing mouth with a filter that's in plain sight if you open the hood and crouch at the front bumper."
The 2009 Dodge Viper ACR adds "a number of aero elements" that "have been designed for the ACR in an effort to maximize downforce," according to Motor Trend. The reviewer notes that these aero elements include "front 'dive planes' on either side of the front fascia, a variable geometry 'fanged' front spoiler," and an "adjustable rear wing." Motor Trend adds that the SRT team's engineers "have taken the already super snake up another notch in the form of the 2009 Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer)."
In past years, Vipers came in little more than basic black inside, with a kit-car feel brought on by parts-bin components and non-matching surfaces. These days, however, there are more than a few interior choices.
Some reviewers find fault with the interior design layout of the 2009 Dodge Viper, though. Kelley Blue Book points out that "the oil-pressure, oil-temperature and water-temperature gauges are hidden behind the steering wheel." ConsumerGuide notes that "the speedometer and fuel gauge can suffer sunlight reflections, rendering them hard to read," while Kelley Blue Book thinks that "SRT overdid its self-proclaimed race-inspired image with the 2009 SRT10's large, center-mounted tachometer." On the positive side, reviewers at The Detroit News feel that the Dodge Viper's interior is "much cleaner and better made than the previous model," and "it's more refined."
The 2009 Dodge Viper is tops for styling in its class.