I LAUNCHED every Viper! 🐍

Thanks to all the owners for providing us their automobiles:
– Gen 1:
– Gen 2:
– Gen 3:
– Gen 4:
– Gen 5:

Mat's got his hands on EVERY generation of the all-American cars – the !

From the 1992 1st generation through to the 2013 5th generation, Mat's going to put each of these RWD supercars through their speeds. He'll begin by asking each owner why they chose their car, after which he'll release them from 0-60mph and take them for a drive!

They're all powered by naturally aspirated V10s, and as expected the performance and power increase slightly with each generation. So here's how they compare:

Gen 1: 8-litre NA V10: 406hp & 626Nm
Gen 2: 8-litre NA V10: 460hp & 660Nm
Gen 3: 8.3-litre NA V10: 505hp & 710Nm
Gen 4: 8.4-litre NA V10: 610hp & 760Nm
Gen 5: 8.4-litre NA V10: 650hp & 810Nm

So which will come out on top. Will he select the timeless gen 1? The all-new gen 5? There's just one method to learn … Stick to Mat for this brand new supercar comparison!

00:00 Introduction
00:31 Sound Test
01:30 1st Generation
07:39 2nd Generation
12:54 3rd Generation
19:34 4th Generation
26:54 5th Generation
32:32 Decision


60 responses to “I LAUNCHED every Viper! 🐍”

  1. Bohlale Diabela Avatar
    Bohlale Diabela

    Launching a viper gen1 is dangerous

    1. J R Avatar
      J R

      Not really

    2. Alan Cobbin Avatar
      Alan Cobbin

      Yeah ask Sherman Klump 😂

    3. Nik Avatar

      It is dangerous for the average driver

    4. Jrzilliew Avatar

      everysingle viper is dangerous when you launch 😂

  2. frank fiocco Avatar
    frank fiocco

    Viper by name, Viper by nature. These cars were legendary for biting owners when pushed really hard.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Viper GTS 1998 on Test Drive 5 also looked good.

    2. Daedalus Avatar

      Especially owners that did not respect the Viper.

    3. Dean McManis Avatar
      Dean McManis

      The Viper never suffered fools well. But in the hands of a skilled, experienced driver, they were amazing.

    4. Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Avatar
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
      ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV

  3. Otacon Avatar

    The 2003 Viper does 60mph in first before the limiter but you were changing gear at 58mph and that’s why the time was so far off the claimed 0-60.

    1. mikekrstevski Avatar

      I was thinking the same thing. I remember something about this from old Motortrend mags. I was literally browsing the comments to confirm.

    2. Isaak Vervenne Avatar
      Isaak Vervenne

      I was also thinking this

    3. Vince Avatar

      Yep same with the gen 2 i believe

    4. András Balázs Avatar
      András Balázs

      You’d expect the Carwow team would prepare on the cars, and at least someone would let this know and tell to Mat. As much as I love this channel, cant help but say these minor mistakes makes this channel less of a professional “brand” to my eyes

    5. Cameron Avatar

      He literally changed at 59 mph on one of the runs 🤣🤣

  4. Tumbly Warner Avatar
    Tumbly Warner

    They must have worked hard to get those shut-lines so big on the gen 1. Well done to the shut-line massiveness department at Chrysler.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. Chrysler done an amazing job like Honda.

    2. modest mouse colored person Avatar
      modest mouse colored person

      the old school way of getting more air into the engine bay…’those arent panel gaps, theyre air intakes’ lol

    3. Ray Han Avatar
      Ray Han

      @Purwanti Allan no, Chrysler doesnt do a good job, the comment is sarcastic

    4. Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Avatar
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
      ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  5. V. S. Avatar
    V. S.

    It really hurts how mat shifts at 58mph. Just rev it out! Than it’ll actually be closer to its claimed 0-60!

  6. Gourab Das Avatar
    Gourab Das

    The vipers aged like fine wine

    1. hofahome Avatar

      Nah gen 1 aged like warm cottege cheese. 3 spoke wheels never look good.

  7. Chandler W Avatar
    Chandler W

    Jason didn’t seem like he wanted you driving his dream car😂😂

    1. It's Red Racer Avatar
      It’s Red Racer


    2. Warren Elsom Avatar
      Warren Elsom

      Nah its because Matt went camp on Jason and the chap went speechless and lost his train of thought 😂

  8. Aland I. Koyi Avatar
    Aland I. Koyi

    The 3rd gen viper can go to 60 in 1st gear, in one of them you went 59 in 1st gear then shifted, I think this is where the lost second is

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      And also had 210mph top speed.

    2. Ray Han Avatar
      Ray Han

      @Purwanti Allan No it doesnt, it had 190 mph top speed

    3. Diaper SNIFFER Avatar
      Diaper SNIFFER

      @Purwanti Allandoesn’t

    4. Ignacio Romero Avatar
      Ignacio Romero

      I think they all do 60 in 1st gear

    5. Chartreux Avatar

      He did redline it in the 4th Gen and even the Racecar Driver Owner did it and the Time is still not any better, so i doubt that it would lose a whole Second

  9. SJ UK basketball Avatar
    SJ UK basketball

    You’d hit a faster time 0-60 if you went to redline, gear ratio would definitely allow it!

    1. Chartreux Avatar

      Did you even watch the whole Video? That’s exactly what he does later and even the Race Car Driver Owner did it, and still the Time isn’t good

    2. SJ UK basketball Avatar
      SJ UK basketball

      @Chartreux yes I did, he didn’t do it in the gen 1,2 or 3 though did he. That’s my point

    3. Chartreux Avatar

      @SJ UK basketball
      Of course he should have but let’s be honest, would if made a huge Difference like so many Comments here claim?People seem outraged and even claim he wants American Cars to look bad.
      I just doubt compared to the Gen 4 and 5 going to 60 in 1st Gear it would have made a noticable Difference.
      Even the 4th and 5th Gen surprisingly didn’t shave off much doing so. So i wonder why the Gen 1, 2 and 3 would have made a Big Difference

    4. SJ UK basketball Avatar
      SJ UK basketball

      @Chartreux we ain’t talking a big difference brother, maybe 0.1-0.2 but I think it’s more to do with the fact the gearbox is manufactured for that and he wasn’t doing it

    5. Chartreux Avatar

      @SJ UK basketball
      I definitely agree with that. I was just surprised how angry some People in the Comments (see Top Comment with the most Upvotes) and all the Responses to it claiming not only it would have made a big Difference but also that Matt is trying to make American Cars look bad/doing this on Purpose which is ridiculous. Happens in every Comment Section of Matt reviewing American Cars

  10. Guiguiz_29 Avatar

    Most of the vipers can go to 60 in 1st gear, the times are bad because you switched to 2nd at like 58mph on certain vipers

    1. Porsche 1969 Avatar
      Porsche 1969


  11. Wojtek Bakiera Avatar
    Wojtek Bakiera

    Mat, the 3rd gen can do 0-60 in first gear, the one second loss is due to the gear change at 58/59 mph.

    1. GERntleMAN Avatar

      0,3s at best

    2. Dave Kennedy Avatar
      Dave Kennedy

      It looked like they ALL mighta done 60 in first? To be honest they are all VERY similar, all have terrible power considering the huge capacity. Plus they all seem very truck like.

    3. CrazyFrank Avatar

      @Dave Kennedythey’re just very raw they have the power but it’s all about the driver

    4. Joose Avatar

      @GERntleMANNot at all true. You can shave off more than 0.3s without a shift.

  12. Cayenne Pacific Avatar
    Cayenne Pacific

    The way these Vipers would sound with the NA V10 and rev up to the redline was glorious. Still one of my favourite American Sports cars to this day

  13. RAFAEL FERMIN Avatar

    When you look up the racing history of the Viper in racing you just simply go speechless. The amount of records and times it did during it’s time that still hold up today is mind blowing. It shouldn’t have keep up with the European powerhouses but not only it did but won several times. Nothing about this car makes any sense, but that’s exactly what makes it special. It feels like Dodge could have gone even further but ended it too soon

    1. W0nd3r Avatar

      Team Oreca viper from 1998 to 2000 enough said.

    2. Kristaps Dz Avatar
      Kristaps Dz

      + Zakkspeed Viper

  14. mrglock Avatar

    That 2nd gen viper is absolutely stunning.

  15. Chris Pippy Avatar
    Chris Pippy

    Matt the Vipers hit 60 in first gear, you just needed to rev it out a bit further and you’ll avoid that shift.

  16. Driven Productions Avatar
    Driven Productions

    I had a Gen 2 Viper, definitely got all the looks but lives up to its reputation! Almost lost it once with my wife on a backroad and after that never felt comfortable pushing it. Do want to own a Gen 5 though in the collection one say soon. Overall, very interesting seeing the 0 to 60 times. One of my favorite Car Wow videos!

  17. TechBaffle Avatar

    I like the deep engine sounds more than the noisy high-pitched ones. Just sounds more powerful and raw!

  18. QuantumS1ngularity Avatar

    2nd gen for me all day, every day… thank you. Also for the 0-60mph you don’y need to shift into second. Just use ALL of the rev range. it can easily hit 62mph in 1st gear.

  19. Touretto Avatar

    Thanks for having us out! Was an absolute blast 🙏🏼

    1. Ryan Harkin Avatar
      Ryan Harkin

      Thanks for sharing your car with us. Very nice indeed. Respect.

    2. Mr Sh1tCoin Avatar
      Mr Sh1tCoin

      Touretto, I need a 10 second car

    3. Keith Taylor Avatar
      Keith Taylor

      Love your story sir. Nice to live out your dreams.

  20. The covert Narcissist Avatar
    The covert Narcissist

    This was the best clip I’ve seen in years on this channel. Do it with other brands and models. The list is endless. If Matt had the idea of 1st gear with the 2nd and 3rd gen on launches which he thought of on 4th gen he might have been surprised at the outcome.

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