Next-gen Dodge Viper news

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by V8stangman, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Dec 1, 2011
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    Next-gen Dodge Viper will debut in April at New York Auto Show

    The Dodge Viper has been absent for just one model year, but the natives are restless. With little concrete information out there about the next generation Viper, and Dodge officials remaining tight-lipped about their halo car, anything that surfaces is big news. So how about this for the biggest news yet: Chrysler's SRT Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles has announced in the pages of Viper magazine that the 2013 Viper will be introduced at the New York Auto Show in early April.

    So what might we expect to learn in the next four months? The biggest question is what kind of power the snake will be packing under its unnaturally long hood. Anything other than a V10 would be heresy, so Chrysler will likely bump the Viper's displacement up to 8.7 litres, trumping every other Mopar mill to ever roll out of an engine plant.

    The other canard is that the Viper will be based on a sports car from the Fiat stable, like the Alfa Romeo 8C or Maserati GranTurismo. (One rumour even had the new Viper incorporating some sort of Ferrari-derived technology.) Some of this conjecture may prove to be true in the end, but we hardly imagine that the Viper that gets unveiled in New York will be badge-engineered from anything European. Although it will most certainly add a further layer of refinement to the car, Chrysler would be crazy to dilute the Viper's American muscle car spirit.
  2. The engine should be 15 liters.
  10. And it should run exclusively on the tears of environmentalists.
  11. When I have the money, my project car will be dropping a 13L Detroit Diesel into an mid-50's F100. And I think I'll run some biodiesel blend.
  12. Not a bad idea.
  13. Very not bad.
  15. Needs gated shifter.
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  23. #24 V8stangman, Dec 14, 2011
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    New Viper Won’t Be A Dodge

    Now that it’s confirmed that Dodge is producing the 2013 Viper at its Conner Avenue plant, Chrysler corp decided to shake things up by announcing the new Viper will be known as the “2013 SRT Viper” and not as the “2013 Dodge Viper”.

    That’s right, after a brief hiatus of production, Dodge decided to drop its own namesake from the American muscle car. And this isn’t really the first time they’ve attempted such, as Chrysler has made previous efforts to spin off the Viper to its own standalone car brand.

    It all makes sense given the notoriety behind the Viper, and Dodge’s focus on looking more economical and fuel efficient for Chrysler to leave the V10 super car of its portfolio. Either way, we don’t think anyone really cares what it’s called so long as it’s still a Viper – the more interesting thing is whether or not Dodge has more SRT models in the work.

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