There is good news for American automotive enthusiasts and modern muscle car collectors coming from Detroit. Chrysler has announced that after unsuccessfully attempting to unload their high performance Viper line to the highest bidder, the pentastar brand has decided that the V10 powered back to basics modern day raw driving experience will continue to be made up of Mopar parts.
For many of us theDodge Viper is by far the best car that has ever been produced by Chrysler and when the company announced that the brand had to be discontinued we were devastated. It is good news to know that the Viper will live on. We would surely miss the 2009 SRT10’s 8.4 Liter 600 HP V10 and the car’s sub 4 second 0 to 60 MPH time.
Mike Accavitti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler’s Dodge brand said that the “Viper has successfully captured the hearts and imagination of performance enthusiasts around the globe,” and that “We’re extremely proud that the ultimate American-built sports car with its world-class performance will live on as the iconic image leader for the Dodge brand." To date Chrysler has produced more than 25,000 Dodge Vipers since their start in 1992 and we would hate to see them stop.
Press release after the jump.