LA Preview: Is Dodge Planning a Special Final Edition Viper?

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Dodge appears to be readying a special edition of the Viper to celebrate the car’s three generations of American performance before the legendary V10-powered machine is retired.

We noticed on the LA Auto Show website that one of the World Premieres listed is a Dodge Viper. Now were obviously not getting an all-new Viper for one model year, so we’re left to assume this will be a special Final Edition model. And if the ACR is any testimony to what Dodge can do, this Viper is sure to be extreme.

After all, the ACR still holds a significant margin over the Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R on the Nürburgring and track versions of the car have proved themselves time and time again in motorsports. Since the takeover by Italian automaker Fiat, it has been announced that 2010 would be the last year for the Viper.

When asked about a “Final Edition” Viper, Dodge reps were coy, but promised us more news later today. We’ll keep you posted. There is, of course, the possibility that the debut is not a Final Edition model but a concept version of a future Viper successor – but then we’d think the info would be listed in the “Concepts” category on the LA Auto Show website.

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