The Dodge Viper has become a legend of sorts with its V10 engine and sporty style. The rumors have been confirmed and it looks like production of the iconic sports car is coming to an end in 2017. The cut comes as a result of a contract proposal that was negotiated between Fiat Chrysler and UAW.
About 80 workers at Fiat Chrysler’s Conner Avenue plant in Detroit handle Dodge Viper production. There, they handcraft the car piece by piece. Every intricate detail is possible because of the care of these workers.
The Dodge Viper originally began production over 20 years ago in 1992. It was first revealed to the public as a concept car at the 1989 North American International Auto Show. The Viper was updated in 1996, 2003, and 2008 then left the lineup in 2010 due to bankruptcy.
It returned in its current form in 2013 but hasn’t seen the greatest sales. As of September, only 503 Vipers have gone to owners in 2015. In 2014, only 760 left the plant.
There’s no word on what will be produced at the plant after 2017.
We at Roger Williams CDJR are heartbroken to see the legendary, iconic Dodge Viper leaving the lineup for good come 2017.