Have you ever wanted a Generation V Dodge Viper, but found yourself missing the open top experience? We'll the guys and gals from Prefix came up with a solution by cutting off a section of the roof and creating a targa version.
In case you're unfamiliar with Prefix, this is the same group of people that chopped the entire top off the Viper a couple years ago to create the Medusa Roadster. Prefix is also the same company that hand paints each Dodge Viper. So in other words they're pretty good at what they do. You don't have to worry about a leaky roof caused by an inexperienced crew. These guys and gals are professionals.
The new targa version will set a Viper owner back $9,995.00. That may seem like quite a bit, but it's cheaper than the $35,000 convertible option. They're also giving you a targa roof made out of carbon fiber and hand painted to match the existing color of your car, including racing stripes if equipped.
It's also worth mentioning that there's no need to worry about structural integrity as the Viper was built with an open top experience in mind.
The entire targa conversion can be done in Michigan or at any local Viper dealer. Prefix will also do the conversion on new and used Gen V Vipers, so no need to order a brand new one. If you're interested in getting the conversion done head over to Prefix's website and put down your $1,000 deposit to reserve your spot in line. You can also check out more pictures of the conversion on their Facebook page, we did.
Our opinion of the targa version of the Gen V Dodge Viper is that it's pretty sweet. In the past the targa top was one advantage Chevrolet's Corvette had over the Viper. Now things are changing. It might even be a winner for our next rental. All the Viper needs now is a supercharger or turbo setup for a bit more power. What do you viewers think? Watch the video below to see how the top works and leave us a comment letting us know if you're a fan or what went wrong.