It would be easy to be a little snooty about the Dodge Viper, a car seemingly too excessive even for America given its quiet demise last year. OK, the defining feature remained that outrageous V10 engine, expanded to 8.4 litres and 654hp in its final form.
Dan Trent: Viper GTS – Race‑winner, supercar slayer, sorely missed American hero
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.