I agree, the GTS's are by far the best looking vipers. So does anyone really understand why the R/T's had that ugly rear butt. I would love to see someone make a GTS into a targa top........hummm
TOBY, Although I've never met you and don't really know you, could you photo shop your ACR [I have one just like yours /images/graemlins/smiles] as a targa top. I'm wondering what it would look like. The long slope of the rear of the gts with no top...I think that might look nice. Please pm me.
I think the back of the RT/10 was a situation where they'd put a ton of effort into the defining characteristics of the Viper -- the long clamshell hood, the side profile, the low & wide stance, etc -- and finishing up the rear end was an afterthought, which was corrected with the GTS.
Somewhere at home I have some drawings I found online where somebody tried to adapt the GTS rear end to an RT/10. It's more tricky than you'd expect, but the result is nice. Too bad the Gen II is dead, that's a change that I'd welcome far more than the Corolla-san's Stratamaro.
But I'll say this for the RT/10 ass -- at least it has a shape. That giant ugly Corvette rear end (thankfully we rarely see the back of a Vette) demonstrates that things could be much, much worse.