1989 Dodge Viper Prototype / Concept Car
The 1989 Dodge Viper Prototype. Thanks to Jim Benjaminson for use of his photos. In 1989: The Plymouth Reliant was a huge seller, and Chrysler Corp’s final mass-produced rear-drive car was in its final year.. The first Viper concept debuted at the 1989 Detroit Auto Show, before the car had been green-lighted; orders began to flow before the show ended, and the project was approved.