The Dodge Viper is an American supercar made by Chrysler under the Dodge brand. It is the first car in the world to be powered by V10. The engine was originally designed to power the Dodge Ram truck. The Viper is not favored by some European critics who deride it as primitive, despite its innovative features. In fact, the Viper outperforms its competition at a fraction of the cost. Some Europeans, however—Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear, for example—like it because of its simplicity.
The Viper will be racing in the ALMS and WEC series in 2013. The program is widely believed to be using bailout funding, and is being run from the RML factory in the UK