This is the first official image of the next-generation SRT Viper from the Chrysler Group. Displayed at 11:59 pm Monday on the driveSRT Facebook page, this image of the new performance coupe is a black-and-white line drawing that shows parts of the roofline, hood line, and headlights, as well as the logo.
For this Viper image to be unveiled, the driveSRT page had to have at least 10,000 “likes” and Facebook users were very eager to rise to this challenge.
Nearly 12,000 people have “liked” this Facebook page as of Monday. Chrysler hasn’t released the complete details for this upcoming Viper except to say that it plans to resume operations of its Conner Avenue Assembly plant where the vehicle will start production later this year as a 2013 model. The previous Viper ended production in 2010.
In May 1992, New Mack Assembly Plant started to roll out the Viper. Production then moved to the Conner Avenue site in October 1995. All these Vipers were hand-built using a low-volume, modular process. During the 15-year production at Conner Avenue, 12 Vipers a day were built to reach a total of 22,070 units.