Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

The Dodge Viper Dies on August 31, 2017

The Dodge Viper Dies on August 31, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that the doors to the Dodge Viper factory in Detroit will be shut on August 31. Viper sales are up 33 percent this year through June to 402 vehicles. Along with the plant's closure, the production of the Viper SRT & GTS and V10 engine will cease. Two years ago Chrysler revealed plans to end production of the slow selling Viper at its plant that employs more than 80 employees that build the Viper by hand.

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Production of the two-seat, $90,000, 645-horsepower sports auto is ending due to the vehicle being unable to meet new safety regulations that kick in September 1, Automotive News said. Which is your favourite iteration of the Dodge Viper? If those rumors prove to be true, we could see another Viper in the future, but it seems unlikely that the next Mopar supercar will be built at Connor Ave. FCA builds the Jeep Grand Cherokee at the nearby Jefferson North Assembly Plant. A total of 87 employees are being offered a relocation if they wish to avoid immediate termination. In its most potent ACR guise, it featured adjustable aero components, adjustable dampers, and carbon-ceramic brakes, among others, for the track day Viper enthusiast. The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are built elsewhere in MI, while Chevy Corvette production now emerges from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Vipers built now through the factory closing are from the special One-of-One program.

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