The Dodge brand CEO, Ralf Gilles, has confirmed that the Viper will return in 2012 as a 2013 model. This news comes to us as a surprise considering the production of the Viper stopped recently putting to rest an era of the meanest snake in the United States.
The good news is the Dodge Viper will be back but the news that may not sit well with some of the Viper fans and true gear-heads is the infamous 6.4-liter V10 engine may not return as the powerplant for the 2013 Viper. Gilles said the Viper surely will not just ‘borrow’ an engine from its new parent company Fiat, which owns Ferrari. Maybe we will see some type of derivative of a Ferrari engine. Some previous reports have said that the new Viper may be a reworked version of the Alfa Romeo 8C which is not such a bad idea if you ask me. Gilles has also added that the Viper would be more accessible and easier to drive incorporating stability control for the first time.
[source: The Detroit News]