When the Dodge Viper RT/10 was first released in 1993 it was immediately popular with collectors. On the first run of the First Edition the casting lines were a little rough around the edges and was immediately corrected on later releases. Now nearly 24 years later a retooled version is released in the 2017 mainlines in the Then and Now series #281. Quite a few notable changes include:
- On the sides you can notice smaller wheels wells, an extended side pipes and detailed door lines.
- On the top is a more detailed windshield, and a cleaner interior opening
- The interior is looks the same but fits better to the opening
- On the front there is a more proportionate grille, smaller hood vents, and less pronounced fog lights.
- The rear end is flatter with more realism, with a smaller license plate holder and more details tail lights and bumper vents.
- The base has some change but nothing to drastic.
- It also a tad lighter weighing in at 36gms which is 1 gram lighter than the original.