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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Dodge Viper production to end in 2017 with five heritage editions
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Dodge Viper production to end in 2017 with five heritage editions

American car maker Dodge has confirmed it will stop producing its Viper supercar in a year’s time, also celebrating the nameplate’s 25th anniversary. To commemorate the final year of the ‘snake’ and its 25th anniversary, the company has revealed five special editions that also pay tribute to some of the Viper’s most iconic offerings of years past...


Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest
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Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...


Fiat Chrysler boss says new Viper possible, talks about Alfa Romeo and Ferrari - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss says new Viper possible, talks about Alfa Romeo and Ferrari - report

In a press conference at the 2016 Detroit auto show, the outspoken Fiat Chrysler boss talked about the company's future product plans now that he's given up hope of forcing a merger with GM or another major automaker. Regarding the Dodge Viper, which is likely to be go out of production in 2017, Automobile magazine reports that Marchionne believes that "there is a possibility that a new version of the Viper may surface"...


VLF Automotive Force 1: Dodge Viper-based V10 muscle car revealed in Detroit
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VLF Automotive Force 1: Dodge Viper-based V10 muscle car revealed in Detroit

The VLF Force 1 revealed today is the first bespoke supercar from the company calling itself “America’s newest, smallest and priciest OEM”. Touted as the “only American supercar without excuses”, the VLF Force 1 is a Dodge Viper-based muscle car with an 8.4-litre V10 engine shoehorned into a carbon-fibre body penned by former Aston Martin and BMW designer, turned entrepreneur, Henrik Fisker...


Dodge Viper to end production in 2017 - report
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Dodge Viper to end production in 2017 - report

The Dodge Viper looks like it will end its production run in 2017, if reports about Fiat Chrysler's latest union contract prove to be true. Automobile News has published some select details that it believes are in the latest contract between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the United Auto Workers (UAW). The Viper is currently hand built at the company's Conner Avenue plant in Detroit...


Dodge Viper ACR unveiled
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Dodge Viper ACR unveiled

The latest track-ready, but street-legal, Dodge Viper ACR has been unveiled prior to going on sale in North America from the third quarter of 2015. Under that long bonnet beats a hand-built 8.4-litre V10 engine that delivers 481kW of power and 813Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission...


Dodge Viper GTC available in over 25 million customisation combinations
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Dodge Viper GTC available in over 25 million customisation combinations

The new-for-2015 Dodge Viper GTC variant can be customised by its future owner (almost) to their heart's content. Among the options available to GTC buyers are 8000 exterior colours and 24,000 custom stripes. There's also 10 different alloy wheels to choose from, as well as six aero packages and a host of other standalone options...


Dodge Viper slashed by up to $30k in bid to stir treacle-slow sales
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Dodge Viper slashed by up to $30k in bid to stir treacle-slow sales

It is not a car that sells here in Australia, but the hand-built Dodge SRT Viper muscle car is nevertheless one that gets local pulses racing even from afar. The same story applies in its home market of the United States, however romantic appeal does not always translate to strong sales, especially if the price is not right...


Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has 527kW supercharged Hemi V8
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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has 527kW supercharged Hemi V8

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has blown its North American muscle car rivals into the weeds following the announcement of the astonishing full details of its hugely powerful V8 engine.  With 527kW of power and 880Nm of torque on tap from its supercharged — a brand-first — 6...


SRT Viper Review
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SRT Viper Review

We drive the hard core 2014 SRT Viper from LA to Las Vegas - via Death Valley.


Dealers must pay US$25,000 to sell SRT Viper
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Dealers must pay US$25,000 to sell SRT Viper

Chrysler dealers in the US will be charged a one-off fee of US$25,000 ($24,180) to sell the all-new SRT Viper when production starts in November. The one-time payment covers all necessary tools, training, technology programs and specific showroom elements that reflect the SRT brand...


SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition marks the return of the snake
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SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition marks the return of the snake

The unveiling of the limited edition 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition at this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California symbolises one very special thing: the snake is back. Chrysler Group's all-new high-performance arm, SRT (Street and Racing Technology), is celebrating the introduction of the fifth-generation Viper with a limited run of unique launch models in the lead-up to the start of full-scale production in the final quarter of 2012...


New SRT Viper snake logo revealed
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New SRT Viper snake logo revealed

Chrysler performance subdivision SRT has revealed the updated snake badge that will adorn the all-new Viper supercar. Known as ‘Stryker’, the new serpent logo becomes the third in the Viper family, following ‘Sneaky Pete’, who lived from 1992 to 2002, and ‘Fangs’, who held pride of place from 2003 to 2010...


2013 Dodge SRT Viper teaser image released
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2013 Dodge SRT Viper teaser image released

  Few cars fit the motto of “No replacement for displacement” so perfectly as did the thunderous 8.4-litre V10-powered Dodge Viper. That tradition looks set to continue with the 2013 Viper, though it is most likely to settle for  a retuned V10 of the same displacement rather than the 8.7-litre unit that has been thrown around the rumour mill for some time...


2013 SRT Viper coming late 2012 to drop Dodge name
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2013 SRT Viper coming late 2012 to drop Dodge name

The all-new Viper will become the first vehicle to be produced exclusively by Chrysler sub-brand SRT. The 2013 SRT Viper will drop the famous Dodge branding when it hits North American showrooms before the end of next year. SRT brand and motorsports CEO Ralph Gilles confirmed the rebranding as he announced the impending re-opening of the ‘Snake Pit’ – Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, which was home to Viper production between 1995 and 2010...


2013 Dodge Viper spy shots
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2013 Dodge Viper spy shots

Dodge has been spotted testing the upcoming 2013 Dodge Viper in Death Valley in the US. It may look like the old Viper from the outside, but Dodge is simply testing new running gear and engine cooling systems using the old body as a disguise. While the rest of the motoring world is going for more fuel-efficient options and downsizing their engines, the good old Dodge Viper isn't really interested in taking part in any of that...


2013 Dodge Viper production confirmed
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2013 Dodge Viper production confirmed

Chrysler Group has confirmed it will produce an all-new 2013 Dodge Viper, scheduled to hit the road in mid-2012. The announcement comes exactly five months after the last vehicle of the previous generation halo car rolled off the Conner Avenue production line. Dodge President, CEO and head of design, Ralph Giles, said the Chrysler board had given the Viper the all clear, and development was on track and already well underway...


Final Dodge Viper rolls off the Snake Pit production line
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Final Dodge Viper rolls off the Snake Pit production line

The end of an automotive era was reached on Thursday by Chrysler Group in the US with the final Dodge Viper rolling off the Detroit production line. Employees at the Conner Avenue assembly plant, known as the Snake Pit, gathered at the end of the line as the vehicle was collected by its owners – Viper enthusiasts D’Ann Rauh and her husband, Wayne, from Texas...


Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Revealed
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Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Revealed

Dodge has revealed its newest special edition of the Viper SRT10, the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X. This is a turn-key race car that is not street legal and is due to make its debut mid 2010. Based on the street legal Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) with the safety of the Viper Competition Coupe, the Viper ACR-X is equipped with a SRT developed 8...