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Record number of Vipers set for Silverstone

Published 20 May 2016

A record number of Dodge Vipers will gather at this year’s Silverstone Classic. Around 30 of the American muscle cars are expected for the track parade at the Northamptonshire-based event, which takes place 29-31 July.

Originally conceived by Chrysler in the late eighties to be a modern day Cobra, the venomous Viper RT/10 Roadster went on sale in January 1992.

While buyers didn’t get such luxuries as windows or door handles, they did get a Lamborghini-inspired 8.0-litre V10 engine under the bonnet capable of more than 160mph.

In 1996, Dodge introduced a more powerful and refined second generation Viper, plus a GTS coupe version for road and track. It was also the year that the United Kingdom Viper Club was formed, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the classic.

Dodge Viper (2)

Adrian Swift, president of the UK Viper Club, said, ‘The weekend is going to be the biggest event for us in what is a very special year.

‘To have more than 30 Vipers in Saturday’s track parade means it will be the largest number of Vipers that has ever been gathered together at one spot in the UK.’

Full details of all tickets – as well as hospitality packages, special family offers and weekend festival camping – can be found at the event’s official website:


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