DEATH OF THE VIPER

NZV8 - - WORLD NEWS -

quar­ter of a cen­tury af­ter it shat­tered the sports car mould, the non-con­form­ist Dodge Viper has been con­firmed to be near­ing the end of its nat­u­ral life. The Detroit fa­cil­ity at which the Viper is as­sem­bled is sched­uled to shut down on Au­gust 31, 2017. While this does mean the end of the bru­tal V10pow­ered weapon we know and love, things are slightly less grim for the 80 staff em­ployed in its man­u­fac­ture. Fiat-Chrysler Au­to­mo­biles (FCA) ex­pects to find em­ploy­ment for the team at other FCA plants. The Viper had to come to an end, as it can­not meet safety re­quire­ments go­ing for­ward. If you’re in the mar­ket for one, there’s no time like the present — they’re all gonna be clas­sics!

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