For 25 years, the Dodge Viper has commanded attention on our streets, turning heads at every corner thanks to its sleek sporty design and roaring V10 performance. New reports confirm that the rumblings on the street are true – Dodge Viper production will end in 2017.
The UAW and Fiat Chrysler just agreed on a four-year labor contract that did not detail any plans on the future of the Viper, or its production at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (where the Viper is built by hand), beyond the current model.
The Dodge Viper was first unveiled as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 1989, and then became a production model in 1992. Since then the Viper has seen major updates in 1996, 2003, and 2008. The Viper took a short hiatus in 2010, but made a comeback in 2013. Now, thanks to less-than-stellar sales numbers, the almighty Viper will see its final days.
It’s been a good run, Viper.