FCA to shut down Dodge Viper plant in Detroit

Jul 17, 2017 | Same topic: Up-to-date consumer reports
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will close Dodge Viper plant in Detroit and kill off the Dodge Viper.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that the infamous V10-powered Dodge Viper's assembly plant will die with the car on August 31, 2017.
 
Back in 2015, in its contract with the Union Auto Workers (UAW), FCA said the company would end production of the low-volume, high-power Viper. Both parties agreed that production of the Viper will cease in 2017 and no replacement has been planned for the car.

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A woman in car manufacturing plant

The infamous V10-powered Dodge Viper 's assembly plant will die with the car on August 31, 2017
 
As we already know, the Viper is set to end production mainly due to low sales volume, but there is another reason. New safety regulations will take effect on September 1, 2017 in the US, meaning FCA could not keep making the Viper even if sales were great as the car is not equipped with the feature that the new rules requires.

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FCA to close Dodge Viper plant in Detroit in August
 
The Conner assembly plant located in Detroit, Michigan employs over 80 employees who build the Viper by hand. It serves as the marque’s smallest factory.
 
In its final iteration, the Viper has an all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 delivering 652 PS and 813 Nm of torque. FCA manufactured six-speed special-edition models to commemorate the Viper’s final year.
 
Employees in Dodge Viper plant

The Viper is set to end production mainly due to low sales volume