Dodge Viper production idled again for two weeks

Article by Christian A., on July 8, 2014

It seems that the Dodge Viper is not quite the most popular sports car in the United States as Chrysler idled production once again at Corner Avenue. For those who don’t know, this comes after the production resumed on June 23rd.

According to our friends from Autoblog, the Dodge Viper production will resume on July 21st, at the earliest. The 2014 Dodge Viper a.k.a. SRT Viper starts at $102,485 excluding destination, sales tax, title and registration fees.

Each Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.4-liter all-aluminum V10 engine that delivers 640 hp and 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque.

Until last week, the Viper was the most powerful model found on the Dodge lineup, but now things are changed as the 2015 Challenger powered by its all-new 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine was rated at an impressive 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.

Although we like the design of the Dodge Viper we don’t believe that the sales will improve. According to company’s 5-year business plan, the facelifted Dodge Viper will arrive in the half of 2015. Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Dodge Viper will be axed, but until now there is nothing official.

The all-new 2013 SRT Viper was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, marking its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.

The fifth generation of the iconic two-seat, American-built supercar has been deliberately evolved to incorporate superior craftsmanship, a host of new technologies and ergonomic improvements while respecting its visceral legacy of outright performance.

After an anxious period, the Street and Racing Technology team is very proud that their Detroit hand-made, leading supercar has returned and is ready to face the world of performance cars. Beyond being the flagship for the new SRT brand, the launch of the 2013 Viper proves that we simply would not let the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die.

Willed to live on by a very special group of performance enthusiasts inside the company and across Viper Nation, this SRT team under the new leadership was challenged to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to create a world-class supercar that would showcase the very best the company has to offer.

Two all-new models for every performance connoisseur

For 2013’s model year, two all-new models of the emblematic supercar will be built by hand at the Detroit Conner Avenue Assembly Facility, - the Viper’s home since 1995. SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models have all-new designs that incorporate deluxe materials as well as all-new exterior shapes with functional aerodynamic details beautifully combined into the advanced carbon fibre and aluminium skin. Inside, design and engineering teams aim to reconsider every touch point and enhance all material touches and technologies.

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