Last year Chrysler ceased production of the Dodge Viper and at the time we thought it was done forever, but a new report claims that Chrysler is cooking up a new Dodge Viper. According to a report from Car and Driver, a new Viper is in the works and we could see it as early as next year.
Not a lot of details are out there yet, but according to the report the new Dodge Viper will ride on a spaceframe platform with independent front and rear suspensions. The iconic Viper shape will be retained with a long hood with the engine sitting behind the front axle. To keep its weight down, the next Viper will use an extensive amount of aluminum and carbon fiber.
What can we expect under that long hood? Don’t expect a V10, since it’s more likely that the Viper will return with a new aluminum V8 under the hood. The initial engine will likely be naturally-aspirated with around 550 horsepower, while a supercharged V8 with around 700 horsepower could debut a year or two later.
If the report is accurate, the next-generation Dodge Viper will likely debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Viper concept. Production is expected to begin by late 2020, which means the new Viper will likely be a 2021 model. Pricing details are sketchy, but the next Viper could get a lower starting price around $90,000.
Source: Car and Driver