New Dodge Viper to begin production in 2012

An all-new Dodge Viper has been confirmed by company CEO Ralph Gilles. It will begin production in the summer of 2012 as a 2013 model.

Gilles made it clear that the new Viper will not be “based on anything else”, as rumours have suggested that it could be based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. However, there will be some similarity to the 8C.

The car won’t be powered by a Ferrari engine either, although the 8.4L V10 previously used could still be replaced by something new. “There won’t be a part of the car that’s untouched,” says Gilles.

Fiat will be helping out with the dynamics of the new Viper. Unfortunately, the car will be designed to be much more forgiving than before, and stability control will be included for the first time.

“Fiat has an awesome ability to tune cars. I want the new Viper to be a more forgiving car to drive and accessible to more people. We’ve never had stability control on a high-performance car, which is about to happen on the new car,” said Gilles.

Source: The Detroit News

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