• Sep 15, 2010
Chrysler has already confirmed that the next Viper is on its way in two years' time, but showing it off this early is a clear indication that work is well underway. There's still some debate about what powertrain will be fitted to the thoroughly updated Viper, but early reports indicate that the same 8.4-liter V10 could carry on, possibly with the inclusion of Fiat's MultiAir technology to reduce emissions and boost output over 700 horsepower. An entry-level V8 option is a possibility, and there's little doubt that Dodge is tapping Ferrari's engineers to advise on everything from handling to steering and stability control systems.
Another supposed cameo at the event was a Jeep pickup, similar to the Gladiator concept, however, we've yet to confirm its attendance or any serious production plans. But for the time being, we're content with the knowledge that Dodge's next supercar is in the wings and we'll being seeing it in person within the next several months.

UPDATE: More details from the Wall Street Journal.





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      Ken the Great
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW, A JEEP TRUCK? WHO FREAKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WANT A TRUCK? BUY A DAMN TRUCK.........YOU WANT A JEEP? WUSS OUT & BUY A CHRYSLER POS.! no wonder Chrylser's image sucks!They offer crap!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I am more excited by the Jeep pickup than the new Viper, but nevertheless both sound very promising.

      I wonder if the new Viper will use the same chassis that found its way into the SLS?
        • 4 Years Ago
        can we please stop repeating this urban legend? try to find one serious source who confirms that, there is none!

        it's pretty much the same like this "UN invades the U.S./ Kia storage facility" thing, the only difference is that people want to believe this story and turn their brains off

        the sls chassis was designed to house 4 electric engines without having to modify the chassis for its upcoming e-version. e-engines...doesn't sound that viperish if you ask me or do you disagree?
      • 4 Years Ago
      OHh god Kill it please... ugh chrystler ruining perfectly good dodge car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ....Alright, who let the mouthbreathers in?
        • 4 Years Ago
        "ugh chrystler ruining perfectly good dodge car."

        Don't you think it's a little early to say that considering none of us knows anything at all about the new Viper?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is great news for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep fans everywhere. So far what has been shown is excellent and almost beyond anyone's expectation for so short a developmental cycle. Imagine what the futire holds.
      For those like me who have stuck with Chrysler through thick and thin, hope springs eternal. Look out world, Chrysler is roaring back !
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would love to see a small Jeep pickup. I'm no truck person, but a rugged design based on a Wrangler-esque platform could win me over.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Jeep p/u with the Wrangler's removeable top pieces and NO tire jutting out on the side would be great
      • 4 Years Ago
      For the benefit of younger people Jeep has been in the pick up truck market before. in the late 1940's to the 1950's and 60's. Jeep made a unit called the FC (Forward Control) plus a conventional cab Jeep. Also in the 70's They had another truck "The Wrangler (jeans covered seats) with their Quadratrack. The 70's jeeps were pretty decent mechanically bu the body was a disaster with fenders rusting out in less than a year in Northern climates. I've seen fire trucks and airport crash vehicles on Jeep chassis as well.
      Gene
      • 4 Years Ago
      get Bob the ceo out. Home Depot gave him the boot. Vote him out. Fire his ass.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jeep J-10 pickup was taken out of production; now bringing a p/u back is admitting poor management but I'd have one anyway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they make that Chrysler, then crash it into a wall. I would pay to see that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If they make it and produce it, they will have to crash test it so better get your money ready.
      • 4 Years Ago
      damn i can't wait to see it. maybe if i start saving now, by 2012 ill be able to afford the down payment! :D
      excited and relieved!
      cozmanm
      • 4 Years Ago
      NASTY !! Don't get used to seeing any of these in the near future... Chrysler/ Fiat will be out of business within two years...Jeep line will be sold off .
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