Next-generation Dodge Viper to feature Fiat technology

Article by Christian A., on December 9, 2010

The next generation of Dodge’s Viper that’s due in 2012 will use Fiat technology to improve its performance and accessibility, says Autocar. However, it will retain its platform and will not be closely linked to Ferrari’s and Alfa Romeo’s product lines.

Fiat, which is the new owner of Dodge, has given its approval to the new Viper last autumn. And last September, Fiat Group chief Sergio Marchionne revealed a preview of the car to Dodge dealers.

It’s expected that this new model will be equipped with many Fiat parts. Several sources even say that it might be based on the same platform as Alfa Romeo’s 8C Competizione.

Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles has disclosed that the Viper will receive a chassis set-up that Fiat helped design but he made it clear that this was not derived from another product. Gilles told the Detroit News that the car is unique and is “not based on anything else.”

Gilles said, “Where the cabin is, relative to the wheels, is unique.” He explained that the Viper cabin is “very rearward and the hood [bonnet] is very long.” These are proportions that very few cars use now. He said that Fiat’s expertise will be used to boost the Viper’s performance. He cited that the new Viper will have stability control, which is something it has never had.

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