Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne Says New Viper Could Be Released
Reports of the Viper’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new report from Automobile.
During a speech given at the North American International Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne indicated a new Viper could possibly be built using a new shared platform.
“The Viper was, has been, a labor of love,” said Marchionne “Given the architectural development within the brand, there is a possibility that a new version of the Viper may surface. Whether it will surface in time (to replace the outgoing model) is unclear to me.”
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Dodge sells fewer than 1,000 Vipers per year, which is a big reason why the specialized production of the current Viper model is scheduled to end in 2017.
The 2016 Dodge Viper comes equipped with an 8.4-liter V10 engine rated at 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the Viper GT can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.6 seconds.
It would be a sad day for performance car enthusiasts around the world if Dodge allows this beast to go extinct.
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News Source: Automobile