The second renewal of a Motown legend. Few information has appeared yet, however, trust us: A new Viper is taking place.
Since the fifth-gen Viper’s production ended in 2017, Dodge has lacked a real halo car. Sure, it has its supercharged trick ponies– Hellcat and Demon– however the Mopar faithful need something to set up against Chevy’s and Ford’s mid-engined sports cars.
2021 Dodge Viper Platform
As in the past, the new Viper will utilize a spaceframe with independent suspensions front and rear. A long hood with an engine tucked behind the front axle, and a Viper staple will stay. Learning from its unfortunate fifth-gen product-planning error, Dodge will provide a convertible from the start; the coupe comes to a couple of years after launch. Aluminum and carbon fiber will proliferate, keeping mass as low as possible since the Viper is likely to lose a little grunt, a minimum of to begin.
2021 Dodge Viper Powertrain
Sorry, 10-pack fans, the Viper is scaling down. Chrysler is (finally) developing an aluminum-block V-8 to change the aging iron-block slow calls Hemi. We’re guessing that a naturally aspirated V-8 will be the new Viper’s very first engine. Taking a page from the Corvette team, Dodge SRT will likely use the Viper in several efficiency levels. Think 550 horsepower to begin and a supercharged 700-plus-hp variant (essentially a second-gen Hellcat engine) coming a year or two later on. And if we understand anything about the engineers at SRT, you ‘d better believe there will be a hard-core roadway racer in the works developed to challenge Porsche’s GT cars and Chevy’s upper-register Corvettes on the racetrack. A manual transmission will make it stick out versus the increasingly automatic-only competitors.
What Might Go Wrong
With Conner Avenue Assembly closed for great, it’s most likely that a supplier will be tapped to bolt Vipers together, which might extend the advancement time (think Multimatic-built Ford GT). We know SRT can develop a remarkable track car; FCA needs to ensure it’s a track car that individuals desire to own.
2021 Dodge Viper Estimated Arrival and Price
The January 2019 Detroit auto show will be the 30th anniversary of the Viper concept’s debut. It would be a fitting homage for the next Viper to go public then, though we do not anticipate to see it on the roadway till late 2020 as a 2021 model. Obtaining an engine from elsewhere in the FCA lineup may have a massive influence on the base rate. Rather than starting in the low six figures, the new Viper might expand its appeal somewhat by beginning under $90,000.
Competition: Chevrolet Corvette, FCA’s bottom line.