In Nov. 2009, Chrysler Group LLC design chief Ralph Gilles said that the company will only produce another 500 units of the Dodge Viper, with a replacement due in the summer of 2012. He said that the replacement model will be nothing like the current Dodge Viper and will be built in collaboration with Fiat.
It seems like Chrysler has changed its mind. Speaking today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Gilles said that the Viper could return in 2012 and that work is moving forward on what the next-generation model would look like if given the approval for production.
The iconic Dodge supercar is being discontinued in July.
Gilles said that Dodge’s priority right now is designing a lineup of mid-size sedans, hatchbacks and crossovers for use by Chrysler and Fiat SpA for the next couple of years.
2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News