Lately, it seems that the only thing coming out of our mouths is Sergio Marchionne. This man seems to be making a lot of announcements to either defend the brand or bring out a new model. The news we bring you now is the vehicular kind. It seems that Dodge has decided that the Viper is a car with an important history and it will continue to be offered in their lineup even after the Viper SRT10 Final Edition has been produced. During a press conference, Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne announced that under Fiat guidance, Dodge will be bolstered internationally as an "American performance" brand — and its linchpins will be the Viper, Challenger and Charger. Pretty good picks if we can say so ourselves.

And to go even further with the speculation it seems that Fiat’s drive for cost and platform synergies will see the next-generation Viper end up as a quasi-Ferrari. The Challenger and Charger’s platforms will not be touched, but will be borrowed for some interesting future Lancias, Alfas, or Maseratis. Fiat is definitely shaking things up and we can only hope that the consolidation of ideas that they have expressed will pay off in the end. Marchionne seems to be one of the few with a positive outlook and we hope his vision proves to be a valid one.


Source: Straightline

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  (798) posted on 04.27.2010

It makes sense that they’d share bits. As long as they keep an imposing V-10 under the hood and electronic gizmos far, far away, since that’s really what gives the car its reputation, and its fans.

  (379) posted on 04.26.2010

Well I hope they wont change the performance of the viper.

  (321) posted on 04.25.2010

well i think that’s alright, as long as it can perform the same as the previous badged then there will no problem at all.

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