2021 Viper?

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Shaggy, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Enthusiast Staff Member

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    MoparMap VCA National President

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    I don't put a lot of faith in this one happening. Depending on the source you read some will say it's happening for sure and others will say no chance in hell. I'd rather they bring back the Cuda name or something if they're going to do a V8 setup. I just don't think it would be well received as a Viper this soon after killing off the last one.
     
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    I just don’t see it happening....

    If they do??? My guess
    Built overseas
    Twice as expensive
     
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    You think? If they do and it has a V8 rather then a V10, you think viper owners will be all up in arms about that?
     
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    The vocal ones, yes. However, opinion, people will look at the V8, a price tag that is to high and just move on. I don’t believe a new version of the Viper can or will be built to price match against the Vette, opinion, FCA will challenge the >= 200k markets. Building less than 500 units a year at best.
     
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    They do need to make the new Viper(if its happening) affordable. I mean not an outrageous price as in $200k+
     
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    Yeah, the problem is that Dodge can never really sell a car with that kind of price tag, the brand just can't carry it. The same was true of the old ME412 back in the day. That thing was a world beater then and still is to some degree 14 years later. But can you imagine anyone spending $400k on a Chrysler? Doesn't matter how awesome the car is, I just don't see anyone doing it. Ford can kind of get away with it just because the GT has so much notoriety and history. Dodge has some of the same with the Viper, but I don't think it's old enough to pull that kind of cash yet. The GTs back in the day were not cheap, so new ones can be expensive too. The Viper was always reasonably affordable as supercars go, so I don't think they can really change the price bracket it's in and have much luck.
     
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    Totally agree. They then should lower it to at least $100k. Corvette has several ZO6s that sell in that range and do well. Compete with that price range and I bet they can get back in that game.
     
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    Sergio does have a way of keeping the door open

    From the article


    Sergio didn’t completely give up on the idea, reportedly commenting that he would be happy if FCA could find a way to get it done.
     
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    Ive started many a war on this one. Id rather the Viper die a
    dignified death than it become the next MustangII or Charger
    joke that car guys tell over beers.

    Im sure that FCA can build a cheaper V8 powerhouse car with
    little effort, but to what end? Itll never be "cheap" enough to
    compete with the Corvette, and never be "supercar" enough to
    go toe-to-toe with Ferrari or Porsche. The only reason FCA
    would even consider it is, just like the Charger, the licensing is
    still valid on the Viper and it would be simpler to name the new
    car a recognized brand.

    I contend the reason GenV prices skyrocketed in the first place
    was because the engineers at SRT were more concerned with
    breaking that stupid Nuringbiringuergering record than building
    a proper Viper. End result - a $160k+ car that the people who
    want cannot afford, and the people who can afford... can go
    buy something more exotic.

    An $80k V10 Gen6 is not absurd, IF you build a motor, chassis
    and some pretty lines. It doesnt need to compete with Zonda
    or Lamborghini, thats not its purpose.
     
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    Yea, Bonkers, a no frills - all engine - blown 5.0Lish V10 at 80K that's a 3 second large go-kart would sell.
     

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