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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Limousine Revolution: Ferrari, Audi, and the Viper Showdown

STRIKE-1 - The Dodge Viper RT/10 is indeed a notable American sports car and the first generation of the Dodge Viper lineup. It was introduced in 1992 and produced until 1995. The "RT/10" designation stands for "RoadsTer, 10th Anniversary," highlighting its convertible, open-top design.
Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible limousine supercar. (Picture from: CarScoops)
As Carscoops reported, the iconic supercar, in service for over a decade, has undergone a remarkable transformation with an extended chassis, evolving into a supercar limousine. The convertible model now spans an impressive 7.62 meters (25 feet) in length, offering seating for up to 12 passengers. However, specific details regarding dimensions and additional features beyond the standard version are currently unavailable.
Rear three quarter of Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible limousine supercar while sat on display at the SEMA 2012. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
This unique creation, the Dodge RT/10 Limousine, is the brainchild of Unique Movie Cars, a company specializing in the design and fabrication of vehicles for the American film industry. The limousine was specifically crafted to capture the attention of the U.S. audience attending the Sams Town 300 NASCAR race in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 17, 2012. The unveiling of this extraordinary limousine supercar took place during the event organized by the committee.
The Viper limousine was commissioned to chauffeur Oscar Goodman, the chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority committee, a former mayor, and the grand marshal at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This supercar limousine is part of the fleet of 'magic' cars operated by Unique Movie Cars, the same company responsible for renting out iconic vehicles such as the van shaped like dogs 'Mutt Cutts' for the movie 'Dumb and Dumber' and KITT from the 'Knight Rider' series.
Ferrari 360 Modena F131 limousine supercar. (Picture from: Luxuo)
Furthermore, for comparison, You may recall the Ferrari 360 Modena F131 super limousine, which is equipped with a V8 engine boasting a 3.6-liter capacity, capable of generating 400 horsepower. This model is renowned as the world's fastest limousine, reaching an impressive maximum speed of 267 kph (165.91 mph).
Ferrari 360 Modena F131 limousine supercar. (Picture from: Luxuo)
This distinctive vehicle was crafted by Dan Cawley of Style Limousines and meticulously tuned by Prestige Limousines in Birmingham, England.The limo creator stated that it's the ideal way for seven passengers to experience a Ferrari. This colossal and unconventional vehicle aims to provide a new and unique Ferrari encounter, as quoted by Topspeed.
The Ferrari-based limousine underwent a transformation by splitting a standard 360 Modena in half and inserting additional seats in the middle to accommodate eight passengers. Boasting a large onboard flat screen and several smaller screens integrated into the headrests, it features a state-of-the-art sound system and mesmerizing fiber optic disco lighting.

However, there is news that Audi is set to unveil a concept variant of the R8 Limousine. Equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 525 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque, the Audi R8 V10 coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in a mere 3.9 seconds and boasts a top speed of 317 kph (196.97 mph)
Audi R8 limousine supercar. (Picture from: GTSpirit)
These remarkable performance figures suggest that the elongated R8, in its unique form, is poised to claim the title of the world's fastest limousine. With the introduction of the Dodge Viper RT/10 super limousine, there is a potential shift in the title of the fastest limousine supercar from the Ferrari 360 Modena.
This is attributed to the fact that the Chrysler-manufactured vehicle still adheres to the platform of the 2008 model. The Dodge Viper RT/10 is renowned for its impressive capabilities, capable of reaching speeds of up to 325 kph (201.95 mph). Accelerating from 0 to 100 kph can be achieved in just 7.6 seconds. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MOTORTREND | LUXUO | TOPSPEED | GTSPIRIT ]
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