There isn’t any information as of yet on what the next generation Dodge Viper will look like. However, the company announced it will be sportier and wilder than the current generation. Dealers who saw the concept version said that the model will be a combination between the 8C and a Viper; however Dodge denied those rumors.
The design aspects of the new Viper are being kept hush hush, but Ralph Gilles, head of Chrysler’s design, has said that “there won’t be a part of the car that’s untouched.” He also told Detroit News that he would “want the new Viper to be a more forgiving car to drive and accessible to more people. We’ve never had stability control on a high-performance car, which is about to happen on the new car.”
All of this is just fine and dandy, but give us some concrete information. All these details tell us is that the next Viper will look better than the model it replacing, but we don’t have a clue as to hoe much better.
what Dodge will finally place under the hood is again a big mystery. First rumors suggested it would get a new direct-injection 8.4-liter V10 engine that will deliver around 700HP. However, European magazines are talking about a V8 engine with an output of 500 HP for an entry level version. Of course, all of this is just talk and Dodge is staying mute on the matter. The next generation Viper will also be offered with stability control tuning for the first time.
Finally, Chrysler stated that the development and production of the 2013 Dodge Viper will be completed just in time for the “Super Car Olympics”. The progression of the supercar market around the world over the past few years has been amazing, so it will be interesting to see how the Viper holds up to some of the best sports cars in the world.