Generation I Dodge Vipers were produced from 1992 through 1995. When the Generation I Viper was introduced, it was all about performance. Tapping its 400 horsepower engine and solid drive train, it completed zero-to-sixty mph in 4.6 seconds, a quarter mile (402 m) in 12.6 seconds and had a maximum speed of 164 mph (264 km/h). Its large tires allowed the car to average close to 1 lateral g in corners, placing it among the elite cars of its day. However, the car proved tricky to drive at high speeds, particularly for the unskilled.
The car was spartan, although it featured inflatable lumbar support and manually adjustable seats. Along with the absence of exterior door handles, the vehicle lacked side windows and a roof. Side curtains of fabric and clear plastic operated by zippers could be inserted into the door and hand-bolted when needed. The battery is located in the sealed compartment over the rear wheel well to increase rear-end weight and traction. The car shipped with a tonneau cover (the soft top is removable and folds to fit in the trunk). In 1994 A/C was added as an option.
After the initial selection of only red as an exterior color, other stunning colors were added to the choices for customers. This particular example was only 1/27 to have the green/tan color combination.