It sounds heartbreaking when we hear a supercar that may soon go missing from the roads and this is what the US brand Chrysler is planning. It is understood that the automaker is planning to pull the plug off the Dodge Viper. The decision is being taken as the sales of the Viper is not up to the mark and the company can’t bear any further losses on the handbuilt masterpiece. The maximum time frame expected for the company to make these Vipers is till the year 2017.
The Dodge cars were made till date at their current home at Conner Avenue and with plans to stop the production, the facility will also be closed down. To keep itself going till 2017, the brand had launched its Dodge Viper ACR model which surely turned some heads around, but won’t be made on a large scale basis. The latest ACR model packs itself with a massive 8.4-litre V10 engine that manages to push out 645 BHP and a mind boggling 800 Nm torque, which is delivered to the rear wheels by a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. With such great power, this car also comes equipped with 15-inch brakes along with ceramic Brembo calipers.
The history behind the Dodge Viper takes us back to the year 1988 when Chrysler first approved to go ahead with the new car platform and the after some major changes, the car made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in 1989. In May 1990, approvals came in for the production of the Viper and retail shipments began in January 1992.
Till date the Chrylser has revealed 5 generations of the Viper models and technically all cars starting from the time they have been made were truly capable to beat anything with their odd-firing 8.0-litre engines that pumped nearly 400 horses and a healthy 600 Nm of torque. The first generation Viper was seen from the year 1992-1996, followed by the second generation that was produced between 1996-2002, while the third generation model was sold between 2003-2006, followed by the fourth between 2008-2010. The fifth generation Viper arrived in 2013 and it now seems will exist till 2017.