• Dec 3, 2010
We already know Dodge has a new Viper in store for 2012, and those who have managed to lay eyes on prototypes of the venomous supercar have come away impressed with the early results. Whether it will or will be riding on a modified Alfa Romeo or Ferrari platform is unknown, as is the intended powerplant – V8, V10, V12? More American or more Italian? Will it look anything like this illustration from AutoWeek? No matter, color us excited for Dodge's next snake in whatever form it may take on. [Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      What strikes me as odd is that often design trickles from the flagship to the lower models. This (while just a rendering) has a lot of Dodge Demon in it. Design rarely goes up the scale like this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too much Ferrari California going on in the front
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is just the mercedez car with snakes skin and its hideous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love it. Plus the interior will be a lot better the past snakes. And the power train should be nothing short of class leading. Can't wait to see this baby in person.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey ab, try reading some facts. RG (Ralph Gilles) just gave an interview to the detroit news 2 days ago about the next Viper. It isnt going to share its platform with anything, has the green house pushed back near the rear wheels and has a long hood.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Having had the privilege of seeing it firsthand with 800 other Viper owners and fanatics in Salt Lake City, this rendition is (fortunately) not even close. A lot less of the current model, totally different hood, and little (if any) Ferrari/Alfa influence is apparent in person. Viper owners are also quite confident that there is indeed "no replacement for displacement" and the mighty V10 will continue.

      Kudos to Chrysler/Fiat/Dodge for stepping up to the plate to keep the American Supercar on the radar. While not high volume, it is very likely a profitable vehicle based on the shared components of more mainstream vehicles. And the "halo" affect of appearing on as many magazine covers as any American car ever has? Priceless. C'mon 2012/2013!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't this what the SLS is based on?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would be very surprised if it keeps the 600hp v10...Im pretty sure FIAT will downsize the engine,probably a v8 with around 500-550hp.However,it would have better handling and better overall quality.The price would also be higher than the previous generation.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it possible Chrysler still has access to the next-gen chassis developed for the Viper that the Mercedes SLS AMG sits on? The description of the proportions seems to back up that theory.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        The SLS is built on a chassis that was originally designed for the next viper.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 4 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        That's what I was trying (and obviously faild to) point out
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 4 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        That's what I was trying (and obviously failed to) point out
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's only a rendering and we know how accurate most these are, but with that said, I like it. I hope the Viper doesn't lose that long Corbraesque Hood. That was the whole point of the original Viper, a modern day Cobra on steroids. The rendering sort of reminds me of a classic Ferrari especially in red. Maybe that's just the Fiat ownership in the back of my mind.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Viper wasn't a Cobra on steroids... its a Cobra on PCP!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm quite sure Ralph Gilles has already said that the Viper will always remain a V10. It's been stated by multiple places now that the engine will likely be based on the current V10, but with a smaller displacement and more power.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it looks too flat, reminds me of a 550 maranello, no such a looker.
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