- New-generation Dodge Viper to be launched in 2020
- To get a V8 engine as a replacement to V10 engine
- Likely to be showcased at 2019 Detroit Auto Show
Media reports indicate that the new-generation Dodge Viper is likely to be launched in 2020. At the time of launch the new model will be offered with fresh set of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. Although the original Viper was introduced as a Roadster, the latest-generation model will be offered as a Coupe. However, the company will retain its distinctive shape and will continue to be offered with a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive setup.
Reports further indicate that the company might collaborate with external suppliers such as Michigan-based Prefix Corporation. Dodge might reveal the sports coupe in its production-ready form at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The new Viper will also mark the company’s 30th anniversary since the launch of the original model in 1989. Moreover, the new model will be lighter in weight than its predecessor.
Under the hood, the new-generation Viper will be powered by a V8 engine that is expected to generate around 542bhp of power and will be offered as a replacement to the existing 8.4-litre V-10 engine that generates 631bhp of power. More details about the vehicle will be known in the days to come.