Dodge Will Discontinue the Viper for 2017

October 30th, 2015 by

Dodge SRT ViperIndian Head and Melville performance enthusiasts will soon be in mourning — Dodge has decided to discontinue the Viper. An classic supercar, the Viper has defined the upper sports segment, but rumors of contract problems proved accurate when Fiat Chrysler announced that they will end production of the Dodge Viper in 2017.

The End of the Line

This definitive V10 sports car will no longer be available in new models after 2017. Automotive News has confirmed that the new draft contract has specified no new vehicles for production at the Viper’s Conner Avenue plant in Detroit, where current models are hand-built by a team of around 80 experienced automotive artisans.

It’s a gloomy end for such a phenomenal vehicle. The first Viper went into production in 1992, having made a strong impression as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Updated in 1996, 2003, and 2008, and 2013, it remains one of the last great supercars. In an era where most are becoming more and more European in their design, the Viper stood firm as the last bastion of untamability.

Drive the Last of its Kind

This announcement is expected to heighten demand for the 2015 Dodge Viper, so Indian Head and Melville drivers should act now to secure their chance to sit behind the wheel of this legendary vehicle.

Sitting low to the ground with sleek, muscular lines, the 2015 Viper looks like it’s primed to pounce across the blacktop like a wild cat, and its hand-crafted, all-aluminum 8.4L V10 engine can certainly back up that aggressive, uncompromising appearance. Raw muscle and cutting-edge engineering efforts combine to harness up to 645 hpand 600 lb-ft of torque, an output that has allowed the Viper to earn production car lap records at 9 U.S. race tracks.

4-wheel independent suspension with Bilstein DampTronic Select shock absorbers create a smooth ride at high speed, while front and rear Brembo brakes with 4-piston calipers, electronic stability control, traction control, and launch control mean that you completely command the vehicle’s performance.

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The end of the Dodge Viper may be in sight, but it hasn’t arrived yet. Don’t delay — come down to Knight Weyburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to learn more about this stunning supercar.

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