American automobile company Chrysler manufactured three different sports cars under the Dodge name during the 1990s. To compete with sporty vehicles ranging from Mustangs to Mazdas, the Dodge line of sports cars, which included the Viper, the Daytona and the Stealth, ranged in price and included models that were practical as well as sporty.
The Dodge Viper is a sports car equipped with an 8 liter V10 front-mounted engine that provides high performance. A pure sports car, the Viper lacks some common amenities like traction control. The first Vipers maxed out at 164 miles per hour and yet surprised some drivers with an estimated 21 mpg fuel consumption rate. The Viper GTS-R won road races in France and the U.S. The Viper debuted in 1989.
The Dodge Daytona was a two-door hatchback manufactured from 1984 to 1993. In the early 1990s, Dodge Daytonas had a V6 engine and could go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7 to 8 seconds. The 1990's Daytona was upgraded from the 1980s model with passenger side air bags and ABS in some of the models. The Daytona R/T was used in I.R.O.C. races until 1993, which was also the last year the Daytona was manufactured.
The Stealth was a two seat sports car manufactured by Mitsubishi but sold as a captive import under the Dodge name from 1990 to 2001. Featuring a V6 engine, the Stealth was turbocharged and had 164 horsepower. The Stealth was nearly identical to Mitsubishi's 3000GT and was featured as one of the vehicles in a popular 1990s video game called Grand Theft Auto.
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