Production of the Dodge Viper ends in 2017. The last Vipers will be released after 25 years of production. Releasing the 2017 models will be the end of the Dodge Viper, and it promises to be a great year for the car makers as they release special editions to please their fans.
Motor Authority reported that no reason has been given for the demise of the Dodge Viper, although lagging sales may have contributed to end of the car. Emissions have gotten tougher too, and there are also new airbag regulations that companies have to comply with.
The latest design of the Dodge Viper is its third redesign since the car was released in 1998. The current design was released in 2013, and there have been few updates since the latest model was released. The 2016 track focused Viper ACR is the most significant update to come down the pike since the release of third redesign. For 2017, Dodge is releasing five special editions, with the addition of a sixth edition.
— K&N (@knfilters) July 17, 2016
As previously reported in The Inquisitr, the five final special edition packages of the Dodge Viper will be released in 2018. The V-10 sports car offers all the go-fast options that fans are looking for in a sports car, and it includes an aero package and carbon ceramic brakes.
Not only will the Dodge Viper offer the five special editions, they’ll also release the a standard model of the Dodge Viper, and it comes with the 8.4 liter V-10 that delivers 646 horsepower and 600 pounds per foot torque. The starting price for the 2017 Dodge Viper will come in at around $85,000.
— Christian Seabaugh (@C_Seabaugh) July 25, 2016
Bold Ride reported that the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is the best Dodge Viper ever. It is a street legal vehicle that is not only fast, going from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds, it’s worth taking it onto the street because it performs just as well. Author Andrew T. Maness said that drivers are missing out if they think the car is only designed for the track.
“Some people will tell you there’s no point in driving the ACR anywhere other than a racetrack. That’s just nonsense. Complete and utter nonsense. When you’re behind the wheel of an ACR, the world is your road course, and all you have to do to enjoy it is respect the caution flag when it’s out. Do that, and you’ll be treated to a driving experience unlike any other.”
— Berkley Classics (@BerkleyClassics) July 23, 2016
Edmunds reported that the final Dodge Vipers will start with a price tag of around $118,890. The limited edition models of the Viper began hitting the dealerships on June 24. The price includes both a $2,600 gas-guzzler tax and $2,498 destination charge. A Dodge spokesman said that the cars are priced below the average price of a custom order ACR. The base price for the 2017 models haven’t been released yet.
The latest Dodge Vipers were designed to compete against cars like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R and Audi R8. The limited edition models will include the Dodge Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, limited to a release of only 25. It will be priced around $118,890 and will come with the green snakeskin color.
The 2017 Viper VooDoo II Edition ACR will offer 31 for sale and will be priced around $141,190. It is modeled around the 2010 Voodoo edition. A 2017 Viper 1:28 ACR will offer a black exterior with a rear wing highlighted with red stripes and will be priced at $143,890.