Chrysler will stop production of the Dodge Viper in 2010 and replace it with its successor in 2012.
The announcement came on a day of extensive announcements about Chrysler’s plans for the next five years. The new Viper will be one of 11 all-new or redesigned Dodge vehicles that will debut by 2014.
Production on the Dodge Viper will halt in mid-2010, and its replacement will utilize engineering from the Fiat Group which includes Ferrari and Maserati.
The question remains however whether the new car will even be called “Viper”. Also unclear is what this will mean for the approximately 100 employees at Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Pant in Detroit which produces the Dodge Viper.