Dodge still sells new Viper models

Dodge still sells new Viper models

October 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the Dodge Viper being phased out after 2017, the American automaker is still selling new sports cars.

There was a notable gap in Dodge’s lineup when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles canceled production of the Viper from the 2017 model year. After all, where else can you get a powerful, rear-wheel drive, naturally aspirated sports car with a race-style space frame and ten cylinders under the hood?

And yet, while the Dodge Viper could be completely gone, dealers managed to sell two brand-new V10-powered units in the third quarter of 2020, making one wonder how many more unsold Vipers might be lurking in dealerships across the US. This pair is the first new Viper to be sold since the fourth quarter of last year.

An unsold Dodge Viper fleet is difficult to analyze, primarily because Dodge no longer allows customers to search the dealer network, leaving a plethora of third-party buying tools that paint an incomplete picture. Currently, these tools indicate that the fifth generation Viper is a popular commodity, with just four units up to 800km for sale on one site, priced between $ 189,983 and $ 215,900.

By comparison, in 2017, the all-new Dodge Viper GTC had a manufacturer’s MSRP of $ 95,895. If this dealership markup is typical, it may explain why there are still unsold Dodge Vipers on the market: customers are unable or unwilling to pay that amount.