2016 SXT Plus Blacktop
Can't wait for the collective tantrum from the Viper snobs about how less unique it's going to be.Makes complete sense that if the Viper is brought back it would be redesigned to be able to compete more directly with the Vette and at a similar price point. Hence the doing away with the V10. Using a 426 aluminum V8 that will be shared in other models makes it more cost effective.
True, but they use the same engine, just either detune it a bit or lose power through exhaust or things like that. It works well for GM and Ford.The aluminum block V8 caught my eye. But would they then put that in a Challenger as well? Like the Vette always gets the most powerful engine, wouldn't they want the Viper to as well?
That would be Awesome if they priced it like that and pull from the Vette crowd!If they don't want this to fail again they best compete price-wise with the Vette. The old guard Viper guys who have the money to fork out $100K that I knew when I had one are getting old... Dodge needs to make a cheaper version to be able to sell this. The base price needs to be in the $65-70K range, and they need to add an automatic option.
The last iteration of this car failed because Dodge listened too much to the very rich and influentail Viper Club of America that I was a member of who's leadership and most members demanded a V-10 and no automatic or they wouldn't buy. Dodge caved into those demands and could not sell enough to those people to keep it going. I hope they learned their lesson.
I agree with what you're saying and My suggestion to them would be to not buy one then and jump yourself over to Porsche or something!Can't wait for the collective tantrum from the Viper snobs about how less unique it's going to be.
Is it possible that he's lying? Just to throw off Dodge's competition and keep the surprise big?
Lol, I HOPE I'm right. And I agree that Dodge needs to make it a more affordable everyman type vehicle, screw those Viper elitists. Uniqueness isn't what's important, performance and affordability is.