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AutoBlog: You Had Your Chance: Chrysler says Viper program is no longer for sale

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2008 Dodge Viper ACR - Click above for a high-res image gallery

The future of the Dodge Viper has been in question since the summer of 2008, when it was reported Chrysler was considering selling the rights to their halo sports car instead of killing it all together. Initially, there seemed to be plenty of interested parties, including Roush and Saleen, but the dwindling economy led to just one lowball offer from Michigan-based Devon Motor Works. Even after the Viper's production facility re-opened last month, it was still assumed that the 600 horsepower sports car would up for grabs. Not anymore.

Today, Chrysler announced that the Viper program is no longer for sale and that it will be continued to be produced past the end of the year at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. There was no mention as to why the decision was made or what will happen beyond 2010, but for now, the Viper is safe. The official press release doesn't offer much information, but you check it out after the jump, along with a video from Chrysler discussing the decision and giving brief history of the Viper.



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Hurray!

Perhaps Fiat, unlike Cerberus, sees value and opportunity with the Viper.

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Interesting. Maybe they will invest in a 3rd gen Viper and build a V10 Hemi..that would be cool.

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More good news!

Excellent!

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I actually am gaining real faith that Fiat will undo the damage of Daimler and that Chryco will be strong in about 5 years.

Chris

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I just can't believe this, those internet rumors we saw for the last year aren't true?!?!

LOL

They never said they were stopping production of the Viper, and they - and ANY manucfacturer- will shop anything and everything in hard economic times...

This isn't really news, it's just confirmation the stupid rumors were NOT news...

;)

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