2017 Dodge Viper icon-car history will not end in 2017


You know how the Viper story may end? No, neither a result from the body cracking nor as a result insulting defeat from competitors from Europe. That’s all because of the agreement with the workers union, which will close one small-scale industrial enterprise. The estimated finish of the Conner Avenue plant in 2017 will automatically mean the finish of the Viper. There is no point to restart production somewhere else. Fiat-Chrysler alliance was more likely to increase the production of crossovers or something like that.

2017 Dodge Viper release date

Production of the current generation of the sports coupe will continue until 2017. Because the FCA has no clear plans for a 2017 Dodge Viper successor, of course, in 2017 the model’s history will have a gap. It is unlikely the new model will have time to develop in less than two years, furthermore, it requires a lot of funds.

Release date: late 2016

2017 Dodge Viper price

It’s unlikely that price tag will be changed for Viper, because the car will remain the same. However, there might be a special edition cars with special features – it might cost a bit more. One way or the other, the starting price for 2017 Dodge Viper will be around $90,000.

2017 Dodge Viper redesign

Viper has always been great and terrible car at the same time. The car of the first generation half-life was like Flerovium-289. In other words, it fell apart under your gaze. Early coupes had the nickname “trap-rattle”. Emotional 500-horsepower SRT-10 rheostat has been partially oriented in the direction of the Corvette target. Over time, Viper has acquired a system of variable valve timing, decent chassis and has gradually evolved into an all-conquering track weapon we know today.

For 2016, they still have some cheap interior elements, and they smell weird in hot weather, and at the distance sounded like the delivery service truck.

2017 Dodge Viper: you still have time

You still have time to go out and buy a Dodge Viper. Then don’t say you weren’t warned. The day will close Conner Avenue, not only Viper roar its final farewell. It will be a principle end of the Great American Car idea.

2017 Dodge Viper – another funeral

Dodge Viper stops not for the first time: current generation took about two years after the cessation of production of cars of the previous generation. During this break in the press was written quite lot obituaries of the Viper. But it’s back.

Until recently it was believed that the life of the sports coupe to interrupt forever in 2017, FCA as the group does not prepare a successor. However, Sergio Marchionne in Detroit gave the fans a reason for hope, discovered at a press conference held in the framework of the motor show that it is not over yet.

2017 Dodge Viper video review

2017 Dodge Viper specs

The group is considering options for the appearance of the heir to the serpent’s sports coupe, but don’t have the slightest idea about its technical parameters. It is only obvious that the current platform has already exhausted itself and the successor will receive a new chassis. Most likely donor of today is the Alfa Romeo Giulia, for her base designed for such large power and is able to provide appropriate sporting handling. Of course, this platform is the latest from the FCA. However, the powertrain might stay the same old V10 producing 640 HP.

2017 Dodge Viper pictures

2017 Dodge Viper
Engine type OHV 20V V10, direct fuel injection
Displacement 8.4L
Power/torque 640 hp; 600 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase 98.8 in
Length 175.7 in
Height 49.1 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume N/A
0-60 3.4 sec
Top speed 190 mph (est)
PRICE RANGE: $90,000 – $125,000(est)
Competitors: Chevrolet Corvette, Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance5
  • Design5
  • Features4.8
  • Fuel economy3.3

Probably the last version of the current generation Viper will remain almost unchanged.

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