25 Years later and the Viper is still beloved by many. Here is what FCA has planned for the 2017 Viper.
It was over 25 years ago when the Viper model was first approved for vehicle production by Chrysler Corporation. This all happened well before the Great Recession of the past decade, which lead the automaker to merge into what is now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA for short.
The Viper muscle vehicle was introduced in 1992, and since its introducing there has been over 28,000 units sold, and just 1,200 per year. This low volume over that period of time has led to the decision to wind down production of the vehicle.
The team at FCA describes the Viper as; “a very low volume, hand built vehicle”, which is very expensive to build. But even though they are looking to move away from the Viper after 2017, they did want to go out with a big bang for their 25th Anniversary model. This very well could be the deciding factor of whether or not they will reintroduce future models in the near and far future.
So what are their plans for the Viper 2017?
FCA plans to launch five limited-editions for the 2017 Dodge Viper, which really should leave the Viper production on a high note. The planned limited-edition models for the Viper are the following:
- 1:28 Edition American Club Racer
- GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR
- VooDoo II Edition ACR
- Snakeskin Edition GTC
- Dodge Dealer Edition
Every special edition will include a serialized instrument panel badge, and that will be customizable to include the buyers name.
Also these editions will be limited to a certain quantity in terms of production. The operation requests will start as soon as 4th of July Weekend. Most dealerships, like Thompson Chrysler aren’t expected to have room for these vehicles in their showroom, but it would be best to contact your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership to see if they do plan to show the new Viper off, but be patient.