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Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne Says New Viper Could Be Released

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Fiat Chrylser CEO Sergio Marchionne sais there could be a new Viper model in the future

The 2016 Viper ACR is one the fastest sports cars ever produced

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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Platform candidates for a new Viper include the architecture of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia and the new platforms that are reportedly in the works for the Charger and Challenger.

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