Renewed for the third time in 2012, the Dodge Viper was the effect of a bomb in the world of sport, with mechanical attributes outsized. Alas, the commercial chapter is not as exciting and Dodge Viper could shut down in 2017.
Appeared in 1992, the Dodge Viper is the worthy heir of the Cobra, with a large 8.0 liter V10 nearly 400 hp. Over the years, the Muscle Car was played all standards, retaining his huge engine block borrowed from American utilities without worrying about the downsizing.
The current Viper features an 8.4-litre V10 with 481kW of power and 813Nm of torque. All that fury is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The original Viper debuted in 1992, and was part of a long line of stylistically adventerous vehicles that turned Chrysler’s image and sales around after a decade or more of dreary, but functional, vehicles.
But despite culture that surrounds the myth of the sports car, the new, third generation of the Viper hardly get a place among the other proposals.
If Dodge has stepped up efforts to restore dynamism to its sales, with a high customization program or trade discounts, for example, the sales curve is magnetized downward and production is regularly interrupted.
According to the website Allpar the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group could permanently halt the production of the Dodge Viper in 2017. A sad news!
Production of the Viper ceased in 2010 during the company’s bankruptcy, which saw it pass from the hands of a private equity firm to control by Fiat.
Under Italian control, Chrysler began producing a new generation Viper in 2013, but sales have been slow. In the US 591 were sold in 2013, 760 in 2014, and 503 so far in 2015. Back in 2003, the company sold 2103 Vipers across the United States.