The Truth About Cars » Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 20:33:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Digestible Collectible: 1994 Dodge Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1994-dodge-viper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1994-dodge-viper/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1284346 As a classic car fanatic, I should be fundamentally opposed to the idea of the Dodge Viper. After all, the Viper was Chrysler’s attempt at co-opting the heritage of the Shelby Cobra. The later coupe was even worse in this respect, aping the legendary Cobra Daytona Coupes. It’s blasphemous, I tell you. Imagine the uproar […]

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As a classic car fanatic, I should be fundamentally opposed to the idea of the Dodge Viper. After all, the Viper was Chrysler’s attempt at co-opting the heritage of the Shelby Cobra. The later coupe was even worse in this respect, aping the legendary Cobra Daytona Coupes. It’s blasphemous, I tell you. Imagine the uproar […]

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Viper Ends Production in 2017; Fiat Chrysler Plans For New Cars, Engines at its Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/viper-ends-production-2017-fiat-chrysler-plans-new-cars-engines-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/viper-ends-production-2017-fiat-chrysler-plans-new-cars-engines-plants/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:20:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203465 The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner Avenue plant, which makes the sportscar, doesn’t have future product planned beyond 2017, effectively sealing the fate for the flagging car. The […]

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The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner Avenue plant, which makes the sportscar, doesn’t have future product planned beyond 2017, effectively sealing the fate for the flagging car. The […]

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Report: Dodge Viper Will Come To An End in 2017 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/report-dodge-viper-will-come-end-2017/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/report-dodge-viper-will-come-end-2017/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195674 Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, Dodge will end production of its supercar Viper in 2017 when the current generation has finished its run, Allpar reported. (OK, so the Viper wasn’t exactly perfect.) The website reported that United Auto Workers proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles doesn’t include a product at the Viper’s Conner Avenue plant when Viper […]

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Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, Dodge will end production of its supercar Viper in 2017 when the current generation has finished its run, Allpar reported. (OK, so the Viper wasn’t exactly perfect.) The website reported that United Auto Workers proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles doesn’t include a product at the Viper’s Conner Avenue plant when Viper […]

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Viper Pit on Woodward – It Always Has to Be Snakes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/viper-pit-woodward-always-snakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/viper-pit-woodward-always-snakes/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1148121 I have a friend and colleague, for the purposes of this post we’ll name him Jack, that races cars and has an active social life with attractive women. It’s not likely that he’d be jealous of a decrepit grandfather like me, but indeed his envy was as green as his old Audi S5 when I […]

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I have a friend and colleague, for the purposes of this post we’ll name him Jack, that races cars and has an active social life with attractive women. It’s not likely that he’d be jealous of a decrepit grandfather like me, but indeed his envy was as green as his old Audi S5 when I […]

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/review-2016-viper-acr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/review-2016-viper-acr/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:15:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118353 You know what a Venn diagram is, right? It’s one of those drawings where you have two or more circles representing the members of different groups, and the area where the circles overlap shows common members of those groups. One of my favorite jokes goes like so: “The Venn diagram of people who care about […]

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You know what a Venn diagram is, right? It’s one of those drawings where you have two or more circles representing the members of different groups, and the area where the circles overlap shows common members of those groups. One of my favorite jokes goes like so: “The Venn diagram of people who care about […]

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September 2014 Sales: $85K Viper Sells Like It’s March 2008 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/september-2014-sales-85k-viper-sells-like-march-2008/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/september-2014-sales-85k-viper-sells-like-march-2008/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:15:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934234 This is what you read two months ago on TTAC: “FCA won’t build this car forever if it remains unwanted. Long live the Alfa Romeo 4C?” The mission for the Viper team then became, how do we make it desirable? Better yet, how do we make it desirable tomorrow? Over the span of a few […]

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This is what you read two months ago on TTAC: “FCA won’t build this car forever if it remains unwanted. Long live the Alfa Romeo 4C?” The mission for the Viper team then became, how do we make it desirable? Better yet, how do we make it desirable tomorrow? Over the span of a few […]

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Dodge Viper Assembly To Resume Mid-November http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/dodge-viper-assembly-resume-mid-november/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/dodge-viper-assembly-resume-mid-november/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934754 After months of idling, the Dodge Viper will once again roll out of the assembly line to a roped-off display near you. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue plant will start production of the supercar in mid-November after shutting down July 3. The move follows a sales increase in September, thanks to a $15,000 discount […]

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After months of idling, the Dodge Viper will once again roll out of the assembly line to a roped-off display near you. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue plant will start production of the supercar in mid-November after shutting down July 3. The move follows a sales increase in September, thanks to a $15,000 discount […]

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The Viper Is Snakebitten http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/viper-snakebitten/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/viper-snakebitten/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:22:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=894154 The raw, wonderfully American, V10-engined Viper is now in its fourth generation and will likely find more buyers in 2014 than at any time in the last six years. U.S. sales results have been extremely disappointing, however, as this revamped model has failed to attract a meaningful number of buyers in comparison with the relatively […]

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The raw, wonderfully American, V10-engined Viper is now in its fourth generation and will likely find more buyers in 2014 than at any time in the last six years. U.S. sales results have been extremely disappointing, however, as this revamped model has failed to attract a meaningful number of buyers in comparison with the relatively […]

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Corvette Stingray Bests Viper, 911 In Sales Through First-Half Of 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/corvette-stingray-bests-viper-911-in-sales-through-first-half-of-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/corvette-stingray-bests-viper-911-in-sales-through-first-half-of-2014/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=867178 The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911. GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, […]

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The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911. GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, […]

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Viper Production Sidelined For Two Months Due To Slow Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/viper-production-sidelined-for-two-months-due-to-slow-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/viper-production-sidelined-for-two-months-due-to-slow-sales/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:15:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=775697 Due to slow sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will halt production of the SRT Viper for the next two months, with 91 hourly workers temporarily booted to the unemployment line. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit will go into hibernation beginning April 14, with production to resume June 23. Speaking of 91, […]

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Due to slow sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will halt production of the SRT Viper for the next two months, with 91 hourly workers temporarily booted to the unemployment line. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit will go into hibernation beginning April 14, with production to resume June 23. Speaking of 91, […]

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2013 SRT Viper Banking On 90’s Nostalgia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/2013-srt-viper-banking-on-90s-nostalgia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/2013-srt-viper-banking-on-90s-nostalgia/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:05:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457225 A few days ago, I heard Nirvana’s “Come as you are” on a classic rock station. It’s hard to think of a grune song as qualifying for “classic” status, but we are creeping up on nearly 20 years of Nirvana. On the car front, there’s already been a re-issue of the Mustang 5.0, and now the […]

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A few days ago, I heard Nirvana’s “Come as you are” on a classic rock station. It’s hard to think of a grune song as qualifying for “classic” status, but we are creeping up on nearly 20 years of Nirvana. On the car front, there’s already been a re-issue of the Mustang 5.0, and now the […]

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This Is Your 2013 Viper On Drugs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/this-is-your-2013-viper-on-drugs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/this-is-your-2013-viper-on-drugs/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:35:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428713 “Chrysler Group has elevated the art of the striptease to a new level with the release of its first official image of the next-generation SRT Viper,” claims Automotive News [sub] . Not just the art of the striptease. Also the fine art practiced by the  bar maiden who purrs into your pricked ear: “If you come […]

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“Chrysler Group has elevated the art of the striptease to a new level with the release of its first official image of the next-generation SRT Viper,” claims Automotive News [sub] . Not just the art of the striptease. Also the fine art practiced by the  bar maiden who purrs into your pricked ear: “If you come […]

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Dodge Brand Phase-Out Watch: There Will Be No Dodge Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/dodge-brand-phase-out-watch-there-will-be-no-dodge-viper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/dodge-brand-phase-out-watch-there-will-be-no-dodge-viper/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:08:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423611 Once upon a time, the Dodge brand was brimming with pride. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Dodge had it all: affordable compacts, big front-drive cruisers, the hottest trucks on the market, and of course, the Viper. And when the times were good, all of those part melded into one brash, exciting, quintessentially American brand. From Neons […]

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Once upon a time, the Dodge brand was brimming with pride. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Dodge had it all: affordable compacts, big front-drive cruisers, the hottest trucks on the market, and of course, the Viper. And when the times were good, all of those part melded into one brash, exciting, quintessentially American brand. From Neons […]

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Who Wants In On The 2013 Viper? Anyone? Bueller? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/who-wants-in-on-the-2013-viper-anyone-bueller/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/who-wants-in-on-the-2013-viper-anyone-bueller/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:23:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400995 With a new Viper being readied for a 2012 auto show debut ahead of a 2013 launch, Automotive News [sub]’s Rick Kranz has discovered something of an issue in the development process: suppliers don’t want in. Ralph Gilles, who heads Chrysler Group’s design organization and SRT, the automaker’s performance group, says many suppliers said “thanks, […]

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With a new Viper being readied for a 2012 auto show debut ahead of a 2013 launch, Automotive News [sub]’s Rick Kranz has discovered something of an issue in the development process: suppliers don’t want in. Ralph Gilles, who heads Chrysler Group’s design organization and SRT, the automaker’s performance group, says many suppliers said “thanks, […]

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Alfa Zagato TZ3: The Alfa-Viper Connection http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/alfa-zagato-tz3-the-alfa-viper-connection/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/alfa-zagato-tz3-the-alfa-viper-connection/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 14:39:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393507 Zagato’s 100 year birthday present to Alfa Romeo, the TZ3 Corsa, was originally designed around the Alfa 8C’s running gear. So when Sergio Marchionne started showing dealers a new Viper prototype that “resembled the 8C,” I suggested that the TZ3 Corsa’s long-nosed, kammback profile made it a good role model for a future Italian-influenced Viper. […]

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Zagato’s 100 year birthday present to Alfa Romeo, the TZ3 Corsa, was originally designed around the Alfa 8C’s running gear. So when Sergio Marchionne started showing dealers a new Viper prototype that “resembled the 8C,” I suggested that the TZ3 Corsa’s long-nosed, kammback profile made it a good role model for a future Italian-influenced Viper. […]

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2012 Dodge Viper: Ideal Versus Reality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/2012-dodge-viper-ideal-versus-reality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/2012-dodge-viper-ideal-versus-reality/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:17:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365968 When Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the 2012 Dodge Viper to dealers at this week’s Florida dealer meeting, he introduced it with the following words [via Automotive News [sub]] We had been debating this particular nameplate for a long time, and every time I just could not get there. And then one morning the […]

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When Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the 2012 Dodge Viper to dealers at this week’s Florida dealer meeting, he introduced it with the following words [via Automotive News [sub]] We had been debating this particular nameplate for a long time, and every time I just could not get there. And then one morning the […]

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Is Chrysler Lying About Viper Buyers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/is-chrysler-lying-about-viper-buyers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/is-chrysler-lying-about-viper-buyers/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2009 16:05:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=238912 Not buyers of Dodge Vipers per se. Some 127 of them found their way to a Dodge dealer in January, a 74 percent gain from last year’s total. Of course, that may have a little something to do with the fact that A) Dodge dealers are dealing as if their life depends on it (which […]

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Not buyers of Dodge Vipers per se. Some 127 of them found their way to a Dodge dealer in January, a 74 percent gain from last year’s total. Of course, that may have a little something to do with the fact that A) Dodge dealers are dealing as if their life depends on it (which […]

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