FCA Says Dodge Viper Production Will End On August 31

Dodge will end production of the famed Viper once and for all on August 31, 2017.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles design chief Ralph Gilles revealed the news at the Chicago Auto Show while also saying that the supercar has been sold out for its final model year.

In October, Dodge was forced to pause ordering for the 2017 Dodge Viper due to the high demand for the model. Customers were fighting so hard to order the Viper that a dealership in North California actually ordered 135 2017MY Vipers and even created a number of ‘special edition’ models to sell to its customers.

Four limited edition models were introduced by Dodge mid-last year. The first, dubbed the Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR was restricted to 100 units and features the same paint scheme as the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Champion Edition.

The Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR was also introduced by way of 31 examples, 25 units of the Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC were approved for production and 33 Dodge Dealer Edition ACRs completed the special range.

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  • Ray Filetti

    The world will be poorer for the loss of interesting machines like the Viper. Maybe if Tesla put wings and huge tyres and flared guards on their cars? Umm. No.

  • john1168

    RIP Viper… I think it really sucks that they’re not coming out with an all new Viper.

    • Six Thousand Times

      There was a lot of development left in the current one. Sad!

  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s too bad because had the development budget been there, we could have seen more horsepower, a convertible and an automatic. Tuners were getting a thousand horsepower out of the Viper V-10 so you have to think Dodge could have squeezed 750-800 out with reasonable reliability. I’m sure somebody like Getrag or ZF could’ve built a paddleshifter that could take the monstrous torque. And a convertible was a no-brainer. Alas…

  • SomeRandomCommenter

    People: We want a car that’s a raw drivers machine and is about all out performance.
    FCA: Here you go, this is the Viper ACR.
    People: No no, it’s too dangerous and it doesn’t have an auto.
    FCA: …

    This is probably one of the saddest moments in automotive news for me.

    • Ilbirs

      Maybe we’re under influence of the spoiled kid part of the Millenials and this is reflecting on the SUV-zation of the average ride and the end of cars that aren’t nanny-centric as this kind of people want something able to protect them from themselves.

      • SomeRandomCommenter

        This is the sad reality and the direction of the automotive industry.

      • Status

        You blame the millennials for not having the money to buy this car, when it was the wilting boomers and gen-X’ers who would never buy a Viper in the first place because it’s so vulgar.

        So who are you really trying to blame? There are plenty of sports cars available. Only the Viper was left to wither for decades before someone in FCA had the guts to put this thing out of it’s misery.

  • Craig

    Yet another stupid decision. The Viper is a one-of-a-kind kind of car.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i think it will be coming back in few years.
    anyway,dodge must think and make it better for to beat corvette ,911 and others.
    do not blame buyers,if they do not buy vipers,then it is dodge’s fault anyway.

  • R55

    Im sorry but.. this is even from your website several years back. This car has been cancelled and brought back enough times.

    http://www.carscoops.com/2010/07/last-dodge-viper-rolls-off-production.html

  • nastinupe

    Everyone is so so sad but nobody who’s so so sad opened up their pocket book and bought one.

  • Dariush

    ’98 viper GTS and this last model are truly fantastic cars…not so much the second series…still a big loss!

  • Lawrence Fearon

    All the soft and weak men want McLarens and 911s. ACR is for absolute domination, but if the driver is not a dominant man, he’s too scared to even try. Drivers have changed. Porsche got these flakes convinced PDK is a better man than they are, but no 911 can catch an ACR on ANY track. Man controls machines. Machines don’t control Man. MANuals only.

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