2017 Dodge Viper is a sports car produced by Dodge, a division of FCA USA LLC. Production of the 2-seat sports car began at New Mack Assembly in 1991 and moved to its current home at Conner Avenue Assembly in October 1995. Although Chrysler considered ending production due to severe financial problems, on 14 September 2010, announced CEO Sergio Marchionne and a new model of the Viper for 2012.
In 2014, the Dodge Viper named number 10 on the “most American cars” list, which means that 75% or more of its parts are manufactured in the USA the Viper was initially assumed in late 1988 at Chrysler’s Advanced Design Studios. The following February Chrysler president Bob Lutz suggested to Tom Gale at Chrysler Design that the company should consider producing a modern Cobra, and a clay model a few months later presented to Lutz. Produced in sheet metal by Metalworkers, the car appeared as a concept at the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Public response was so enthusiastic that chief engineer Roy Sjöberg is intended to develop it as a standard production vehicle.
Sjöberg selected 85 engineers “Team Viper” to be, with the development in early March 1989. The team won the former Chrysler subsidiary Lamborghini to cast a prototype aluminum block for sports car use in May. The production body was completed in the fall, with a chassis prototype in December. Although a V8 engine for the first time in the test mule, the V10 which the production car was meant to use, ready in February 1990. Official approval from Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca May 1990 A year later came the Carroll Shelby piloted a preproduction car as the pace car in the Indianapolis 500 race. In November 1991, the car released to reviewers started first retail shipments in January 1992.
2017 Dodge Viper Production
The production of Dodge SRT Viper began in the Conner Avenue assembly plant in Detroit, MI with production beginning in late 2012. Production of SRT Viper TA set to begin at the Conner Avenue assembly plant in Detroit, starting in the third quarter 2013
2017 Dodge Viper Marketing
As part of plans to turn the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) as a separate vehicle brand in Chrysler Group LLC, Chrysler’s SRT Viper is the brand’s halo vehicle. In May 2014, the SRT brand is again consolidated under Dodge, the former SRT CEO Ralph Gilles continue as senior vice president of product design and as the CEO and president of Motorsport.
The SRT Viper has some video game appearances in the Forza Motorsport franchise made in both the road version and race-spec GTS-R model, as in the Horizon titles, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: competitors in the GTS variant and Time attack (TA) a driver as a pre-order exclusive, Need for Speed: No Limits, Need for Speed, Gran Turismo 6 in both the standard GTS and the launch edition models in the game, Real Racing 3, and Drive Club as one of the DLC cars in downforce expansion pack.
2017 Dodge Viper Viper TV Series
Chrysler launched a TV series called Viper in 1994 to serve as a promotional tool for the Viper. The show ran until 1998 with the first NBC season and 3 syndicated successive seasons. Viper is a TV series about a special task force appointed by the federal government to fight crime in the fictional city of Metro City, California under the constant siege of a crime wave after another. The weapon used by the task force is a gray assault vehicle known as the defender who masquerades as a Dodge Viper RT / roadster. The series takes place in “the near future”. The primary brand of vehicles in the show was Chrysler or subsidiary companies. The series on NBC for one season in 1994 before he revived two years later for three seasons of the first-run syndication. Reruns of the series appeared on Sci-Fi Channel and the USA Network.
The 2017 Dodge Viper designed by Chrysler Corporation engineers, unlike most Hollywood Film / TV cars usually by film image designers are adjusted. The 2017 Dodge Viper is built on a heavy change RT / 10 chassis and a completely functional prototype. Only 14 made Defenders. The exterior design of the car is manufactured by Chrysler stylist Steve Ferrario. The Dodge Viper 2017 model is a fictional assault vehicle allegedly a highly sophisticated vehicle which at the flick of a switch, recreating a red RT be a gray/silver weaponized armored coupe.
2017 Dodge Viper Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
Rating: 3/5 · Car and Driver
MSRP: From $87,895
Horsepower: 645 hp
MPG: 12 city / 19 highway
Curb weight: 3,374 to 3,415 lbs
Engine: 8.4 L V10
2017 Dodge Viper Configuration & Price
2017 Dodge Viper SRT $87,895
2017 Dodge Viper GTC $95,895
2017 Dodge Viper GTS $107,995
2017 Dodge Viper ACR $118,795