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McLaren tuned Viper for sale

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Super Snake for sale: ASC-McLaren Dodge Viper NAIAS showcar

A McLaren-tuned Dodge Viper? That's some synergy, and it's also what everyone was asking when American Specialty Cars (ASC) unveiled their reworked asp at the Detroit Auto Show back in 2006. But there was a logic to it all: At the time, Chrysler was still in bed with Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, which was tied in with McLaren and produced the SLR supercar. The Diamondback Viper Concept boasted a McLaren-tuned V10, but while the F1 team was running Mercedes mils around the grand prix circuit, this super-snake was created by an entirely different McLaren.

The Diamondback concept featured a host of carbon fiber body panels and an "OmniCarbon" hood to show off the car's 615-horsepower V10 tuned by McLaren Performance Technologies. The American outfit based near Indianapolis was started by the same Bruce McLaren behind the F1 team, but with a focus on preparing his Can-Am racers for competition in North America. Whatever the association with the legendary Kiwi, the Diamondback was a real show-stopper. Unfortunately, only the one example was made, but that show car is now available for a lucky buyer to take home. It cost ASC about $750,000 to build the Viper back in 2006, but only 55 miles later, it's up for grabs for $295k.


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Yeah I also have loved the Viper since day one. I used to watch the tv show Viper where they used a Viper that would trannsform into different types of vehcles depending on the situation but in "normal" mode it would just be a regular viper... kind of cheesy but I watched it just because of the car.

Dude, where the hell was I? Never even heard of that show, never the less, watch it. Then again, I don't watch regular TV. If I turn on my TV, it's to watch a movie or play a video game, that's it.
Ohhh man you missed out man.. It used to be on NBC. I dug up some of the intro to the show from Youtube (gotta love youtube):

Re-watching these it was definitely a cheesy show but I watched it religiously.

[ame=""]YouTube - Viper tv series intro[/ame]

[ame=""]YouTube - Viper Season 2 Intro[/ame]

[ame=""]YouTube - Viper Intro season 3[/ame]

[ame=""]YouTube - Viper intro 4[/ame]

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