8 things you forgot about the Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition

Automakers that have been around for decades always have quite a lineup to show for themselves. While every brand in the industry has both hits and misses, there are also times when some of their cars become icons and take on legendary status. For customers who are hardcore fans and ardent loyalists, owning iconic cars from a brand is not enough, and that’s where special editions come in. Automakers often release special editions of their existing cars to celebrate a milestone or victory. When that happens, these special editions are produced in small numbers to increase the model’s exclusivity, and usually sell out within minutes of opening order books.

Cleverness, an industry titan and an indelible part of American automotive history, is one such automaker. Over the years, Dodge has released some phenomenal special editions of their most iconic cars, and one of those cars is the Viper. One of the most successful Detroit cars in terms of race wins, the Dodge Viper is a world-renowned car that has spawned several special editions, and one of those editions is the 2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition. Released towards the end of the last generation of the Viper, here’s everything you need to know about the special edition Viper Voodoo.

8/8 The Dodge Viper Voodoo received exclusive styling

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The 2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition came in an all-black avatar, what gearheads called “black magic” at the time. With red brake calipers and a single red and gold asymmetrical stripe running the length of the car.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo design
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This is an absolute eye-catcher of a car that turns heads and breaks necks everywhere. Even the wheels are blackened, with special ‘Voodoo’ decals adorning the bumper and side skirts of the special edition Viper. Even the interior had the Voodoo sticker.

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7/8 The Viper Voodoo came with a huge engine

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Engine Bay
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The Dodge Viper has been a symbol of pure V10 goodness and power, and of course the special edition of the icon, the Voodoo Viper, would be no less. With a massive 8.4-liter V10 engine under the hood, the Voodoo Viper not only turned heads, but it also filled the ears.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition engine
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The engine was capable of delivering 600 horsepower along with 560 lb-ft of torque, thanks to the approval of this new engine two years earlier in 2008. Tremendous power and music to the ears of muscle and petrol purists , there was just nothing like the Viper’s powerplant.

6/8 Only 31 copies were ever made

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo
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This is why the 2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo special edition is one of the rarest Vipers ever. Only 31 of these models were ever made, as a lineup moving away at the end of the Viper’s fourth generation.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition 12 of 31 badge
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On the inside of the Voodoo Viper, each unit even had a lot number badge that indicated exactly which model of the 13 produced was the particular Viper Voodoo. There’s nothing like a little extra exclusivity to add to the ownership of an already iconic car like the Dodge Viper.

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5/8 The Viper Voodoo came race ready

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 Voodoo Edition
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The Dodge Viper Voodoo was a special edition Dodge made through additions and modifications to the already successful Viper ACR (short for American Club Racer). Dodge was already a phenomenal track toy, but there was no way Dodge would leave any room for complaint when it came to the track capabilities of the last of the Gen-4 Vipers.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo
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The huge 8.4 liter V10 engine was mated to a six-speed manual transmission and the car had everything the ACR was known for. The Viper Voodoo came with carbon fiber aero parts from the Viper ACR, two-piece rotors and black Sidewinder wheels that were lightweight to keep weight down. With 3-way adjustable suspension and even the ACR badging, the Viper Voodoo set the tarmac on fire as it conquered the track.

4/8 The Voodoo celebrated the end of the 4th generation Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper 2010 Voodoo
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In 2010, there was a lot of uncertainty about the future of the Dodge Viper. The car was in its fourth generation and was slowly becoming obsolete, and there was no concrete news about a new generation. 2010 itself was a fairly low production year for the brand, with just 500 Vipers coming off the assembly line.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo
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Thus was born the Viper Voodoo, which celebrated the end of the 4th generation of Vipers with only 31 copies of this limited edition. Extremely rare, it’s very hard to see one of these on the road unless you’re going to a gathering where only Viper is present. This was also the year the Dodge Viper would enter a 3-year hiatus, only to return in 2013 for another 4 years.

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3/8 The Viper Voodoo replicated a unique car

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo
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The Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition wasn’t just some random Viper car with black paint thrown on it. Ralph Gilles, the head of FCA at the time, had ordered himself a one-off, special Viper ACR, which was blacked out in the same livery as what would eventually become the Dodge Viper Voodoo.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition Ralph Gilles Signature
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At the end of the fourth generation of the Viper, this car, housed in Ralph Gilles’ garage, was used as a model after which the 31 copies of the Voodoo were replicated. So the Viper Voodoo not only has history in its own right, but is also as unique as it gets.

2/8 Even the interiors of The Voodoo were track-focused

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo interiors
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To make this special edition of the Viper as light as possible, Dodge went ahead and removed a lot of comfort from the Voodoo edition. A sinister version of the already speedy ACR Viper, the Voodoo may have had special Voodoo badges on the inside, but it didn’t have much else.

2010 Dodge Viper Voodoo Edition center console
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This was a car aimed at going as fast as possible, and it reached its goal with a ridiculous top speed of 202 mph. Also featuring carbon fiber parts on the inside of the cabin, there was no doubt that the Voodoo Viper aimed to be as light as possible.

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1/8 A 2017 Voodoo II edition paid homage to the original 2010 Viper Voodoo

Dodge Viper ACR Voodoo II - Front Quarter
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When Dodge unveiled a fifth-generation Viper at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the gearboxes rejoiced at the return of one of the most iconic American cars ever for a fifth generation. More powerful than ever before, the new Viper produced 640 hp with 600 lb-ft of torque.

Dodge Viper ACR Voodoo II - Side view
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In 2017, as the fifth generation of the Viper came to an end, and production of the car came to an end, another special edition titled ‘Voodoo II’ was released. In homage to the original Voodoo that marked the end of the fourth generation, the Voodoo II put the sun on the fifth. In addition, Dodge also produced only 31 copies of this limited edition, in line with the Voodoo edition that appeared 7 years earlier.

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