2023 Dodge Viper: Everything We Know So Far
2023 Dodge Viper: Everything We Know So Far – Sad days for Dodge fans when the Viper is officially discontinued. We’re still not sure exactly why it was stopped. Some say that’s because the side curtain airbags that are now needed cannot be integrated into the current model and would be too expensive to implement a redesign.
Dodge has been a fan of running models to death – more than 10 years in the case of Challenger and Charger – so not all that surprising. Others speculate that it’s just a scheme to make money – once it’s stopped they can run a bunch of overpriced special edition models and make some extra cheddar (they did,) sell some memorabilia (they did,) wait a few years, and then bring the sign back.
2023 Dodge Viper
Regardless of the real reason, it’s 2020 and we still don’t have a new sixth-generation Dodge Viper. A new rendering, however, shows us what can happen.
We hope the new Viper will use a spaceframe with independent front and rear suspension. A long hood with an engine tucked behind the front axle, a Viper staple will remain. Learning from unfortunate fifth-generation product planning mistakes, Dodge will offer convertibles from scratch; coupe came a few years after launch.
Aluminum and carbon fiber will multiply, keeping the mass as low as possible because vipers tend to lose a little grunt, at least to begin with.
Before Sergio Marchionne took to the skies, he shot down the possibility of a Dodge Viper making a comeback. Maybe it’s a cover-up, maybe it’s not. Anyway, it’s 2020, and we still don’t have a new Dodge Viper. It makes us wonder: What does the 2023 Dodge Viper look like?
Dodge Viper Engine
By 2023 we hope the Dodge Viper will make the transition to a mid-engined, near-supercar that could take on the all-new Chevy C8 Corvette and the new Ford GT. And, that’s what this rendering shows. Of course, it’s based on a fifth-generation Viper, but if you’ve noticed the Viper over the years, it’s never really changed that much – every generation is more like a facelift than another.
That’s also why rendering this mid-engine makes so much sense. Vipers will be able to competently compete against the C8 Corvette and Ford GT, and it would look really cool to do so. And, who knows, if those shouting “schemes” are right, there’s still a chance that we could see vipers making a comeback in the next few years. How does the 2023 Mid-Engined Dodge Viper sound to you? Sounds good to us.
Dodge Viper Concept
Detroit’s January 2019 auto show will be the 30th anniversary of viper’s Concept debut. It would be a fitting tribute to the next Viper to go public later, although we don’t expect to see him on the road until the end of 2020 as a 2022 or 2023 model.
Borrowing machines from elsewhere in the FCA ranks will probably have a big impact on base prices. In contrast to starting the low six, the new Viper can expand its appeal a bit by starting below $90,000.