Dodge Viper said to make 2020 comeback, new V8 to replace V10

Joanna Estrada
May 27, 2018

Dodge had ended production of the Viper a year ago.

A 550bhp naturally aspirated unit will power the entry-level Viper, according to auto and Driver, but the range is expected to top out with the 700bhp V8 shared with the brand's future Hellcat muscle cars.

Not a lot of details are out there yet, but according to the report the new Dodge Viper will ride on a spaceframe platform with independent front and rear suspensions. The iconic Viper shape will be retained with a long hood with the engine sitting behind the front axle. It will rely on weight-saving materials like carbon fiber and aluminum to keep weight in check.

In another twist, it's believed the new halo model will downsize - yep, no more V10 - instead, it should launch with a naturally-aspirated aluminium block V8 with around 550 horsepower (410kW) - this engine is reportedly under development to replace the ageing Hemi family. It is not excluded that subsequently supercar will appear the modification with compressor V8 engine. the second generation of power over 700 horsepower. The 2019 date would mark 30 years since the original Viper concept's introduction, but the vehicle wouldn't hit the road until at least 2020 or 2021. Production is expected to begin by late 2020, which means the new Viper will likely be a 2021 model. Pricing is expected to start at around the $90,000 mark, increasing once the hardcore ACR version is released.

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