Villeneuve’s Viper For Sale

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The Viper beloning to the 1997 F1 World Champion is now up for sale.

Back in 1997, Michael Schumacher was the man to beat in F1, and Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve was the man who did it, with a bit of help from his Williams-Renault machine. One of the team's biggest sponsors that year was the tobacco company Rothman's, who wanted to show their appreciation to Villeneuve with the gift of a car. The car they gave him was no ordinary one either, It was a 1997 Dodge Viper R/T10 Roadster.

That's pretty good already, but this one had been given to the American tuning outfit Hennessey, who did a fantastic job of modifying it. Now called the Viper Venom 600, with the number designation chosen for the number of horsepower it produces, the car is still fast by today's standards. Zero to sixty is dealt with in just 3.3 seconds and the top speed is 205mph. The car is now for sale in the UK for the price of $63,300. That's a bit on the high side, even for a Venom, but the collectable value makes the asking price a bargain.

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