Auburn Hills, Mich., Jul 10, 2009 -
Chrysler Group LLC announced today that production will continue for the legendary Dodge Viper SRT10.
Originally slated to cease production in December 2009, the Chrysler Group Connor Avenue Assembly Plant -- the exclusive home of Dodge Viper production since 1995 -- will continue to build the V-10 powered sports car. Chrysler Group is no longer pursuing a sale of the Viper business assets.
“The Dodge Viper has successfully captured the hearts and imagination of performance enthusiasts around the globe,” said Mike Accavitti, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Brand. “We’re extremely proud that the ultimate American-built sports car with its world-class performance will live on as the iconic image leader for the Dodge brand. “
Introduced as a concept car in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Dodge Viper was designed and engineered to test public reaction to the concept of a back-to-basics, high-performance, limited production sports car.
The reaction was so overwhelming that customer orders began to flow in even before the auto show was over. Chrysler Corporation immediately decided to determine the production feasibility on transforming the crowd-pleasing Dodge Viper show car into a limited-production sports car in no more than three years.
In May 1990, after months of intensive study and testing, Chrysler Corporation announced that the Dodge Viper, powered by an aluminum V-10 was a “go.”
Dodge Viper production began in May 1992 at the New Mack Assembly Plant and was moved to Conner Avenue in October 1995. Viper V-10 engine production transferred from Mound Road Engine to Conner Avenue Assembly in May 2001. In 2008, Dodge introduced the all-new, fourth generation Dodge Viper SRT10. With more horsepower, more torque and more than 30 exterior and interior color combinations, the latest Viper gives enthusiasts the performance they expect on the track and off, with more factory customization options than before.
For 2009, the Dodge Viper SRT10 offers outrageous power, with an 8.4-liter, 600-horsepower (450 kW) V-10 engine contributing to blistering acceleration (0-60 mph in less than four seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the low 12-second range), setting an American sports car benchmark.
To date, more than 25,000 Dodge Vipers have been built.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Mopar® and Global Electric Motors (GEM) brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiat’s complementary technology – from a company whose heritage dates back to 1899.
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great to hear this!!! may 1990 thats the exact date i was born!!! now i wonder what the new vipers going to like and hopefully no that EV "wannabe viper".
MODS: K&N Filter,SRT8 Rear bumper swap, Flowsmaster 40 series dual exhaust w/y-pipes,
Dual 4 inch chrome rolled tips, SilverStar headlights-highbeams-and fog lamps. -PROJECT REGAL UNDERWAY!!!
2006 Magnum SXT (daily driver)
1987 Buick Grand National
making a ten second pass in a honda is like coming out of the closet-you may surprise alot of people, but in the end youre still gay.
VTEC all the effects of turbo lag, but none of the horse power.
VTEC= Virtually Torqueless Economy Car.
VTEC= Very Tall Engine Coolant.
The Viper is so awesome.
You know, I thought it was a forklift rolling over bubble wrap, but it was the popping sound of Chrysler execs pulling their heads out of their asses!
Great news! Good they realised it was stupid to kill the performance icon.
Super Bee #0427 of 1000 with USW Forged Wheels
Mopar CAI, Corsa Exhaust, Diablo canned tune, Drag Radials, Skinnies
12.217 @ 117 mph
that is awesome news!
I can still dream that I'm gonna get a Viper when I grow up!
how much you wanna bet the MSRP of Vipers just went up about 35% ????
puttin' one just that much further out of my reach
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6.1L HEMI #622 '07 TorRed MSRT8 1/165= TORRED >< 6.1L HEMI '10 Silver Jeep GC SRT8=4X4JETMSRT8 owners http://www.lxforums.com/board/groups/magnum+srt-8+owners/
So much for the "wise ones" who run the marketing department from this forum.
Is there will be Hemi SRT 10 Vper ?
Mopar (Borla) Dual Cat Back Exhaust - Log R/T - Log HEMI - SRT-8 Spoiler - K&N Cold air Intake - xenon hid kits - JBA Short Headers - Daytona R/T Style Grille Insert - DiabloSport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS-G2iFo9K8
I knew some how they would keep the viper since SPA FIAT OWNS 2 major exotic sports car companys already
I'd be unstoppable if it wasnt for Physics & Law enforcement
I will have a Viper one day *goes to start his viper savings account* MWA HA HA HA!
Who Farted? BEANIE!!!
!Welcome to the United States of the Offended!
Mods : Inertia Performance Heads, Inertia v1.1 Cams, JBA Shorty Headers, Airhammer HO, Predator w/Custom Tune from Stu, RT Brakes, Eibach Pro Kit, RT Exhaust, 20" Vipers
SRT-4 = 4 cylinder
SRT8-= 8 cylinder
SRT-10= 10 cylinder (viper and viper truck)
a V10 HEMI sounds interesting but i think chrysler should make a V8 option and a V10 option. corvettes success is because youre not forced to buy the Z06 everytime. now youve got 3 options C6, C6 Z06, C6 ZR1. what do you get with a viper? 1 V10 and thats it!
still id make love to a viper any day!!!
Maybe the Magnum could be next.....we can hope.
Enjoy life- you only get one!!