Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Whole Lot of Snakes: Dodge Builds 25,000th Viper

Written By: Seyth Miersma


More than 17 years after Dodge turned the American motoring world on its head with the lunatic Viper sports car, the automaker has reported that car number 25,000 will roll off the line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Dodge has planned a number of events in celebration of the milestone, including handing over the keys to a new 2008 Viper SRT-10 ACR to NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch.

The Viper has played the role of America’s primary super car since its inception in 1991, bringing and sometimes besting, the performance of the finest European exotics for a fraction of their cost. Even today, with a base price of $87,000 the Dodge coupe offers speed and acceleration figures that make a Porsche 911 look tepid. Of course it also has the fit and finish of a Chrysler product, but we digress.

Celebrate the 25,000th snake off the line with a browse through our gallery of the SRT-10 ACR below, and be sure to tell us your favorite Viper memory in comments.

(Click through the jump to read the official Dodge press release.)


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