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The Iconic American Sports Car That Almost Never Got Made

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Chrysler's Dodge Viper began as a concept car at the Detroit Auto Show, with no plans for mass production. But a show-stealing debut convinced the company it had a potential best-seller on its hands.

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It is a car that never should have been born. It wasn't strategically rational. It wasn't financially plausible. It wasn't even corporately approved. And yet, a team of designers, engineers, and craftsmen secretly built it anyway. The stealth project's name: the Dodge SRT Viper, the fifth generation of the model, built at the height of the 2008 economic collapse and during one of the company's darkest hours. Witness the long trek and massive challenges involved in reinventing and bulking up one of the most powerful American supercars ever made.

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