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The first two generations of the Dodge Viper (Some sources break those two generations into two further generations.) were brash, brutal and downright angry. These thundering 10-cylinder neo-Cobras, both open- and closed-top, routinely beat up on all manner of European supercars, not to mention crosstown rival Corvette. What’s more, these beating occurred on the street and on the track, the latter being where race-prepped Vipers scored numerous wins, including three consecutive GT class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the overall win at the 2000 24 Hours of Daytona.
However, the Dodge Viper’s story came to an end on July 1, 2010, as the last example rolled out of the Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit. Scarcely two months later, though, word came down that a new third (or fifth; take your pick) generation Viper would be coming in a couple years. Well, now it’s a couple years later, and the new Viper is indeed here. A lot has stayed the same with the new car, but a lot has changed, too.
The iPhone application war is like nuclear proliferation back in the 80s, every major superpower in the electronics market is stretching to create the most effective and game-changing programs for this new mobile battleground. We’ve seen everything from iPhone Satellite Radio integrations to parking meter reminders. Now, well-known car alarm company VIPER is offering their SmartStart application for compatible security systems as well as a turnkey solution. This nifty program transforms the iPhone or iTouch into a full-fledged command center that provides remote start capabilities, locks and unlocks doors, pops the trunk and activates the panic alarm.