Earlier it was assumed that the cult American supercar would not have a successor.
Recall, the last Dodge Viper came off the assembly line of the Detroit factory Conner Avenue Assembly on August 17 last year, although it was planned to finish the production of the oil mask on August 31.
Reports on the termination of production of the car were accompanied by the manufacturer’s statements that the development of a new generation of the model is not planned. Now there are new data. According to rumors, Viper will be revived and its return is scheduled for 2020, informs edition Car and Driver.
Little is known about the future novelty – the Viper will be built on a space frame with extensive use of aluminum and carbon in the car’s design. The report says that the Viper will retain the classic form and first get the body type of the roadster. Coupe will join him a few years later.
It is also reported that the new Viper will lose its key feature – the V10 engine, which it has been equipped with since its inception. The successor of the Viper will receive an atmospheric V8. The publication notes that the output of the engine will be 550 hp. In the future, the composition of the power scale will be expanded, including the second-generation Hellcat V8 engine with a capacity of over 700 hp.
In addition, the new Viper will have a manual transmission and a hardcore track modification someday in the future.
The premiere of the next generation model can be held in 2019 in Detroit in honor of the 30th anniversary of the original Viper concept. Serial car can go on sale after a year and a half at a price of about $ 90,000.