In response to news reports that it has demanded as many as 100 donated Dodge Viper sports cars be destroyed, Chrysler has released a statement declaring the cars both obsolete and insignificant.
According to the American automaker, those Dodge Viper vehicles were donated to various trade schools for educational purposes and now that those vehicles are unlikely to offer any educational value to students, they are being destroyed. Chrysler elaborated that it is part of the donation process and is standard procedure for donated vehicles to be destroyed when they are no longer needed for their intended educational purposes.
The company acknowledged that it “fully understands and appreciates the historical significance of the Viper and is very active in preserving many of its legendary models and designs for historic purposes.” However, the statement continues, “none of these vehicles fit into this category.”
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