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What It Is: The additional activation of a Motown legend. Not abounding capacity accept alike yet, but assurance us: A new Viper is happening.
Why It Matters: Since the fifth-gen Viper’s assembly concluded in 2017, Dodge has lacked a accurate aura car. Sure, it has its supercharged ambush ponies—Hellcat and Demon—but the Mopar affectionate charge article to put up adjoin Chevy’s and Ford’s mid-engined sports cars.
Platform: As before, the new Viper will use a spaceframe with absolute suspensions advanced and rear. A continued awning with an agent tucked abaft the advanced axle, a Viper staple, will remain. Learning from its adverse fifth-gen product-planning mistake, Dodge will action a convertible from the beginning; the auto comes a few years afterwards launch. Aluminum and carbon cilia will proliferate, befitting accumulation as low as accessible because the Viper is acceptable to lose a little grunt, at atomic to start.
Powertrain: Sorry, 10-pack fans, the Viper is downsizing. Chrysler is (finally) developing an aluminum-block V-8 to alter the crumbling iron-block ballast it calls Hemi. We’re academic that a artlessly aspirated V-8 will be the new Viper’s aboriginal engine. Taking a folio from the Corvette team, Dodge SRT will acceptable action the Viper in assorted achievement levels. Anticipate 550 application to alpha and a supercharged 700-plus-hp alternative (essentially a second-gen Hellcat engine) advancing a year or two later. And if we apperceive annihilation about the engineers at SRT, you’d bigger accept there will be a determined alley racer in the works advised to claiming Porsche’s GT cars and Chevy’s upper-register Corvettes on the racetrack. A chiral manual will accomplish it angle out adjoin the more automatic-only competition.
Competition: Chevrolet Corvette, FCA’s basal line.
What Ability Go Wrong: With Conner Avenue Assembly bankrupt for good, it’s acceptable that a supplier will be broke to bolt Vipers together, and that could amplify the development time (think Multimatic-built Ford GT). We apperceive SRT can body an amazing clue car; FCA aloof needs to accomplish abiding it’s a clue car that bodies absolutely appetite to own.
Estimated Arrival and Price: The January 2019 Detroit auto appearance will be the 30th ceremony of the Viper concept’s debut. It would be a applicable accolade for the abutting Viper to go accessible then, admitting we don’t apprehend to see it on the alley until backward 2020 as a 2021 model. Borrowing an agent from abroad in the FCA calendar ability accept a massive appulse on the abject price. As against to starting in the low six figures, the new Viper could augment its address hardly by starting beneath $90,000.
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