Dodge Disappears From Viper?
The Dodge Viper has been a head turner for years. This is the ultimate beauty and the beast vehicle. The stylish looks and powerful V-10 engine has made this vehicle one of the most dreamed of cars through out its time. The 2010 SRT-10 had lived up to, if not beaten, its old reputation. With 600hp and 560ft-lbs of torque, you won't be able to see anything but its dust left behind. This super powered monster goes 0-100 in 11 secs flat and tops out at an amazing 202 mph.
So then, what was Dodge thinking last year when they shut down the Viper plant last year? They broke a lot of people's hearts. Its always a sad, sad time when something you looked towards and hoped for years, just ends up disappearing with the economy. The assembly plant was shut down after the build of 50 Final Edition 2010 Dodge Vipers, which, includes all three model configurations for the first time; 20 Coupes, 18 Roadsters and 12 ACRs. This was a huge disappointment.
But the worry is finally over. Chrysler has recently announced that the Viper is coming back. It is coming back as the SRT10 Viper. No longer being held back by the Dodge name. With being the Dodge Viper, the beast was tamed, and could only be sold in Dodge dealerships. This was really holding the Viper back in foreign countries. Now the SRT10 Viper can be sold at Chrysler, Fiat, and Maserati dealerships as well. Possibly even with a higher price tag.
Will the 2012 SRT10 Viper live up to its previous reputations? Or will there be too many changes to make this wait, not worth it?