According to the publication, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is currently working on a plan to use a V10 engine derivative of Ferrari's next generation V8 in the iconic Amercian sports machine.
It's a bold move, but one that could not only help Fiat to cut costs, but to also re-launch the Viper as Chrysler's hero car.
the initial plans indicate the new engine family would be based around a 90 degree, modular V8. The Ferrari version would use a flat-plane crank layout, with Maserati adopting a more conventional cross-plane crank. Staying true to its American roots, the Viper version would gain two-cylinders and employ a pushrod setup.
There is no word yet on when the final decision will be made but if it does come to fruition, we would expect a Fiat-powered Viper within a few years.