Jump to content

Dodge News: Is This The Next Viper?


Recommended Posts

William Maley

Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

February 22, 2012

This is going to be a bit of stretch, so bear that in mind. Hot Wheels showed off a poster showing off their 2012 lineup. One of those vehicles is reportedly the new 2013 Viper in diecast 1/43 scale.

Squint and you can make out a long aggressive hood with a vent, gaping lower fascia, and a double-bubble roof.

Is this the new Viper or is it a bunch of phooey? We will found out soon.

Source: T-Hunted via Autoblog


View full article

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think i can sort of make out that the fender vents are like that on the original SR's. I like the overall shape, but it's too hard to tell.

But Chrysler has done this exact same thing before, given die-cast companies their specs and blue prints for them to have miniatures ready for release not long after the real thing comes out. In fact, this isn't a rare occurence anymore. A lot of companies pre-release specs and blueprints to model companies, Hot Wheels, and even video game developers for their newest creations to be immortalized.

Edited by Turbojett
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I think i can sort of make out that the fender vents are like that on the original SR's. I like the overall shape, but it's too hard to tell. But Chrysler has done this exact same thing before, given die-cast companies their specs and blue prints for them to have miniatures reasy for release not long after the real thing comes out.

Yes, same with accessory companies, parts suppliers, etc...there are many companies that get early access to new cars...I would think there would be NDAs involved, but there will always be leaks..

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

At least from what I can make out this is better than the ugly monster Car and Driver had in last month edition saying it was the new Viper.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...