With its new lower base price and its longer list of standard features, the base-level 2016 Dodge Viper SRT is the one we'd take. It might be the best performance-car bargain on the road. Find a Dodge Viper for sale
How Much Does a 2016 Dodge Viper Cost?
The Viper comes in four trim levels: the base-level Viper SRT, the midlevel GT and GTS, and the track-focused ACR.
If you choose the SRT ($90,100), you'll get automatic xenon headlights, power adjustable pedals, steering-wheel audio controls, passive entry, Chrysler's Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Alcantara interior trim, alloy wheels (18 inches in front and 19 inches in back) with high-performance tires, SiriusXM radio, a backup camera, a sport suspension, automatic climate control and a USB port for music.
Upgrade to the GT ($98,000), and you'll add Nappa leather seats with Alcantara inserts, aluminum Viper sill plates, a 2-mode sport suspension, 5-mode stability control, red brake calipers, a power driver's seat and 2-piece brake rotors.
Next up is the GTS ($111,100), which adds an 18-speaker sound system, Laguna leather seats, dual power front seats, an Alcantara headliner and leather-finished accessories including door panels, a center console and an instrument panel.
Topping the range is the sporty ACR ($121,000), which is a serious track car that adds enhancements to just about every performance-related system -- including the brakes, the suspension and the steering. The ACR is also lower than a standard model, featuring an aerodynamic body kit and a huge rear wing.
The Viper's list of options primarily includes a long list of color combinations and wheel choices.
Is the 2016 Dodge Viper a Safe Car?
The Viper includes anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Like all new cars, it features dual front airbags, but side airbags aren't available. A rearview camera is standard on all Viper models, but no other modern safety gadgets are available.
Due to the Viper's low production volume, it's unlikely that crash tests will be carried out by the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.