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Confirmed: future of the Viper and special editions

by David Zatz on

A company representative has confirmed that the Dodge Viper is to be dropped, confirming a year of rumors. First, though, five special editions of the unique V-10 muscle car, with numbered plates, will be made.

To celebrate 25 years of the Dodge Viper, the company will produce:

  • The Viper 1:28 ACR, celebrating its track record at the Laguna Seca Raceway, will be black with red ACR stripes.
  • The Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, painted white with a blue stripe, to recognize the highly successful racing cars.
  • The Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, in snakeskin green with a custom snakeskin-patterned SRT stripe.
  • The Vooodoo 2 ACR, in black, has a graphic metallic ACR driver’s stripe with a red tracer outline.
  • The Viper Dodge Dealer Edition ACR is a special edition for specific Dodge dealers.

The Dodge Viper was created largely as a test of how well the AMC platform design system could be used at Chrysler Corporation.  Even before the car was finished, work had begun on a new series of large cars that would spark Chrysler’s 1990s renaissance.

No photos have been released yet. The last Viper is, according to a reliable source — unconfirmed by Dodge — scheduled to roll off the line in late August 2017.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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