So, the Dodge Viper is lifeless. It’s mum or dad firm may make use of a little bit of necromancy and convey the mannequin again among the many dwelling in some unspecified time in the future, however, there aren’t any decisive plans for the time being. None that we all know of, at the very least.
Like so many different folks on the market, we might like to see a contemporary tackle the legendary sports activities automotive that constructed its fame as a lot on its efficiency as its tendency to kill its driver. As unhealthy as 2020 was, it did host just a few spectacular comebacks within the automotive world, with the three that come to thoughts being the Ford Bronco, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Land Rover Defender. So, who’s to say the Viper could not pull off an analogous feat in some unspecified time in the future?
Properly, undoubtedly not us. In actual fact, we have already talked about the potential for a revival, and we argued there was nonetheless time to make it the appropriate method: with a piston banger underneath that lengthy hood, ideally with no fewer than ten cylinders. We nonetheless stand behind the whole lot that is been mentioned, however we’re additionally right here to indicate you the choice.
The choice, in case it is not clear already, could be an electrical powertrain. Judging by the way in which issues go, it will not be lengthy earlier than EVs change into the norm and never the choice, however in the meanwhile, sending electrons to an electrical motor remains to be thought-about a departure from the established order.
An all-electric Viper sounds fairly counter-intuitive, notably for a corporation that is nonetheless lagging effectively behind on the electrification entrance. Then again, discuss making an entry. It is not precisely exceptional to kick issues off with a halo automotive, and the E Viper could be simply that.
Do not hearken to what Ferrari says; the efficiency is already there. You may have the Rimac C_Two electrical hypercar as proof (albeit a really costly one), after which there are Tesla’s sedans completely tearing it on the drag strip – at the very least when they do not come throughout a Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Yup, additionally an EV.
Are we saying the E-Viper goes to occur? No. Are we saying it’d occur? Nothing is off the desk however, most certainly, no. Are we saying on the off likelihood it did, it will appear like this rendering? Once more, no. The Viper was well-known for its curvy shapes, so this Tesla Cybertruck impersonation does not make any sense.
It might be sufficient of a shock giving the general public an electrical Viper; messing with its design as effectively could be including insult to harm. We doubt the FCA is that courageous – or some other firm, for that matter. In spite of everything, it is not like GM launched the Hummer EV in pink with an enormous flower decal on its hood.