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Vipers future

I'm sure we all know the Dodge Vipers future has been in question since Dodge put the snake up for sale for $10 million. The highest bid was $5.5 million by Devon Motors.

News just came in that since the merge with Fiat, the Viper brand has officially been handed over to Fiat. Fiat owns Ferrari and Maserati, and see's the Viper as a competition. If they cannot sell the Viper brand, they will probably just kill the brand to destroy the competition. I actually like the Viper a lot, although I would never pay for one .... the fact is this is one of the most popular dream cars for some people, and now they might not have the chance to own one.

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Thanks for the update. The Viper is an American Supercar and has a solid place in Auto history. Its a great alternative and competitor for the Vette. They certainly make a statement on the road so I hope they are still around for a long time.
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With the current outlook, I cant see the Viper being viable. The fuel economy of a 500 hp V10 being what it is and the pressure that Bush and Obama have mandated it should come as no surprise. Still sucks though. I would love to own a blue Viper GTS with stripes, bad ass car and will always be remembered. 20 years from now they will be looked at just as the big block Cobras from the 60's are today.
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With the current outlook, I cant see the Viper being viable. The fuel economy of a 600 hp V10 being what it is and the pressure that Bush and Obama have mandated it should come as no surprise. Still sucks though. I would love to own a blue Viper GTS with stripes, bad ass car and will always be remembered. 20 years from now they will be looked at just as the big block Cobras from the 60's are today.
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Fiat may intent on producing the Viper for the foreign car market now? Just out of reach of those who want to do away with these cars in the states.

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Fiat taking over the viper namesake is a joke. Fiat is one of the worst Europen car makers out there. Their cars are on the same level as Alfa Ramero.

I am by far not a mopar fan, but to see an American classic become a cheap Italian car would be horrible. I'd rather see the name just die and haev them become more of a collectors item.
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I thought I saw this someplace. Must have been on the bottom "ticker" on Fox news. Unless I'm misunderstanding the article, Chrysler will retain production of the Viper. At least for now.......
Chrysler Resumes Production...of 600hp Dodge Viper - Auto - FOXNews.com
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I thought I saw this someplace. Must have been on the bottom "ticker" on Fox news. Unless I'm misunderstanding the article, Chrysler will retain production of the Viper. At least for now.......
Chrysler Resumes Production...of 600hp Dodge Viper - Auto - FOXNews.com
That must be an oversight to Federal Motors NLLC. (No limited Liability Company) Once they realize the car has snuck past the Federal Board of Czars someones head will roll.

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