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Dodge, a car brand loved by millions of people around the world, was not always a car company that thrived. Back in 1973, the oil crisis hit the auto industry hard and many car companies suffered as a result. Dodge was one of those companies that were on the verge of bankruptcy and had to sign a deal with Chrysler to keep their heads above water. Thankfully, they managed to stay afloat and regained their reputation over the next decade and a half by selling cars that people wanted and appreciated, but it was quite some time since Doge brought out an exclusive car, to say the least during this period.

Towards the mid to late 1980s, a handful of employees and external engineers and designers started working on a new project with limited resources and putting time in after-hours that would showcase what they thought would be the ultimate supercar, this was called the Viper project.

Once the prototype was complete, it absolutely stunned the world. Even the CEO of Dodge had a go and it took him less than 30 minutes to approve the car for production, hence the original Dodge Viper was born.

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Ideal Cars on This Supercar Shouldn't Exist...

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