Sound is a thing. However, trying to get the "drive by" noise requirement with side exhaust was an issue. So they opted for horsepower. My understanding is they made an engine to "sound better" and appease the V-8 crowd. If ran fine and sounded great. One problem, 10% less snakes in the engine and was quickly discarded. Aftermarket solved many of those problems since the EPA wasn't on the case about modifying.
Chrysler made less than 30,000 units over a 25 year production run, and quite a few of those cars are in a spotless private garage being "preserved". I don't care personally if you put the car under glass or drive it every day, but locking them away and never using them seems like a waste. There are probably more Vipers with low or no mileage than there are ones with more than 50K. I know for a fact that almost every modern Ford GT produced was sucked up by an "investor" and bubble wrapped in a secret garage somewhere. The auto manufacturers might as well just start selling the clay models as sculptures and never make a functioning sports car.
Based on the 1st & last photos in the article, I counted 27 Vipers (back row 12) then rows
of 6, 5, & 4. All look like Vipers. Does he own the extra 4 or maybe those are his daily drivers.
His drivers are interesting. You'd enjoy. Car culture encompasses many aspects of "Car Guy." When we celebrate our common passions, we come together. When we relegate others based on our standard and perspective, we divide. Tastes great, Less filling. Who cares, you like cars - I like you 😉
All of you investment wizards may have heard, buy low. Who here thinks he has been buying in the last 6 months? Who here thinks he was buying when all those complaining they are expensive, did not want to buy them. Think about that just for a minute or two.