Last Dodge Viper rolls out of the production plant
It’s time to say goodbye to the current generation Dodge Viper. The last unit rolled out of the production plant in Detroit and rolled into the garage of D’Ann Rauh, who by the way has an impressive collection of 40 Dodge Vipers - the largest personal collection of Vipers in the world.
She opted for a custom bronzed gold exterior paint and a custom interior that features various leather appointments, which were crafted by Tony Spampinito from Venzano. The exterior is also decorated with custom-painted copper stripes applied by Prefix and five-spoke forged-aluminum wheels custom painted in dark graphite.
We have to remind you that the next generation Dodge Viper is expected to be unveiled in 2012. Rumors are saying that the next generation Viper will use a V10 version of the next-generation corporate V-8. This 90-degree engine would be modular from top to bottom as well as cylinder to cylinder. The centerpiece of the engine will be a flat-plane crankshaft from the Ferrari style V8; whereas a conventional cross-plane crankshaft is used for other FIAT variations, like the Maserati V8.
Press release after the jump.
Dodge Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles (right) and plant manager Shelly Brown Gordon (third from right) welcomed more than 400 hundred loyal Viper owners at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit today to present the ultimate factory customized 2010 Dodge Viper coupe to proud new owner D’Ann Rauh (second from right). Rauh and her husband Wayne from Arp, Texas, own more than 40 Dodge Vipers - the largest personal collection of Vipers in the world.
A member of the Mid-South Viper Club of America, D’Ann Rauh worked exclusively with the Dodge Design team to select the personal touches she wanted on her car. The custom bronzed gold exterior paint was supplied by House of Kolor. The custom interior features various leather appointments, which were crafted by Tony Spampinito from Venzano, who has worked with the Rauhs on previous Viper projects.
Bob Soroka, from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology team, airbrushed layouts of Viper-significant race tracks into the custom-painted copper stripes applied by Prefix. The five-spoke forged-aluminum wheels are custom painted in dark graphite.
Members from both the Motor City Viper Club and the Viper Club of America participated in the celebration.
Rauh’s Viper is the last of the current-generation Vipers built at the plant. Dodge has created more special-edition Viper models for the 2010 model year than all other model years combined. Production on the Dodge Viper started in 1992.