Dodge Rolls Off Final Example Of The Viper

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American automaker Dodge has rolled off the final example of the Viper produced at the Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit.

FCA Design Chief, Ralph Gilles posted images of the last Viper on Instagram. The images reveal two Dodge Vipers finished in yellow and red colour.

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Dodge Rolls Off Final Example Of The Viper

Gilles commented that the Red Viper would be the last example to be produced and it will join the company's heritage collection. The Yellow Viper with black stripes will be the last customer-built model.

Dodge Rolls Off Final Example Of The Viper

Previously, in 2015, FCA had stated that it would end the production of the Dodge Viper after 25 years. Gilles also commented about the reason behind halting the production of the Viper.

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Dodge Rolls Off Final Example Of The Viper

Gilles said, "It sold well over the last couple of years at a great mix of mostly ACRs in the last 15 months. It has more to do with a new ejection-mitigation regulation airbag that simply won't fit in our package. The Gen 5 had a great five-model-year run and the Viper platform which has not changed much over the years had a great 25-year run!"

Dodge Rolls Off Final Example Of The Viper

Recently a Viper ACR with aerodynamic package lapped the Green Hell with a time 7 minutes, 3.45 seconds. The fastest time by an American car, as well as fastest lap time for a manual gearbox and rear-wheel-drive car around Nurburgring.

Dodge Rolls Off Final Example Of The Viper

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The Dodge Viper made its debut as a concept model in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show. The first-gen Viper was produced in 1992. After 25 years Dodge has bid farewell to one of the iconic car produced in America.

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Story first published: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 14:01 [IST]
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