Mid engine Viper? - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
Other Cars Non-Corvette Content, Daily Drivers, Winter Beaters, Work Trucks, Tow Vehicles, for sale

Mid engine Viper?

Old 11-16-2018, 06:10 PM
  #1  
03BlkZ
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
03BlkZ's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: Hewitt TX
Posts: 745
Thanked 45 Times in 30 Posts
Default Mid engine Viper?

Probably old news but looks like Dodge is going mid engine with the viper. If it true hopefully the C8 will fair well against it.

https://speedsociety.com/mid-engine-...e-all-thought/
03BlkZ is offline  
Old 11-16-2018, 06:26 PM
  #2  
Sub Driver
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2015
Posts: 566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 213 Times in 134 Posts
Default

This was a story that came out back in May and actually FCA said it was false and there were no plans for the viper. I dont see why people make articles like this without even doing 2 mins of research. Hopefully it will come back though.
Sub Driver is offline  
Old 11-16-2018, 08:12 PM
  #3  
Yarbie
CF Senior Member
 
Yarbie's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2016
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 85 Times in 68 Posts
Default

The Viper has been a huge money loser for Dodge, its toast.
Yarbie is offline  
Old 11-16-2018, 08:32 PM
  #4  
K.I.T.T.
CF Senior Member
 
K.I.T.T.'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Posts: 1,670
Thanked 543 Times in 299 Posts
Default

I'm going disagree that the Viper is toast. It just needs an opportunity of timing and investment. FCA has been in a position, that I agree...if it happens it'll likely be years from now. Considering FCA's connection to Ferrari though, I theorized the moment that it was announced the Viper was dying that this was going to be a death like the 4th gen Camaro. FCA has to get their footing, they have to re-establish direction and then you WILL see the Viper re-emerge, and I think it'll re-emerge with a big dose of Ferrari DNA similar to the Gallardo/R8/Huracan sharing.

Last edited by K.I.T.T.; 11-16-2018 at 08:33 PM.
K.I.T.T. is offline  
Old 11-16-2018, 09:56 PM
  #5  
keagan
CF Senior Member
 
keagan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,593
Thanked 262 Times in 177 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by K.I.T.T. View Post
I'm going disagree that the Viper is toast. It just needs an opportunity of timing and investment. FCA has been in a position, that I agree...if it happens it'll likely be years from now. Considering FCA's connection to Ferrari though, I theorized the moment that it was announced the Viper was dying that this was going to be a death like the 4th gen Camaro. FCA has to get their footing, they have to re-establish direction and then you WILL see the Viper re-emerge, and I think it'll re-emerge with a big dose of Ferrari DNA similar to the Gallardo/R8/Huracan sharing.
While I do agree, how many re-do’s does FCA, Chrysler, Dodge, SRT, FIAT, Ram, whatever it is they are call needs to get the message? They just need to look at the Corvette to see why it’s still ticking.
keagan is offline  
Old 11-17-2018, 03:40 PM
  #6  
1985 Corvette
CF Senior Member
 
1985 Corvette's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2004
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 4,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by keagan View Post


While I do agree, how many re-do’s does FCA, Chrysler, Dodge, SRT, FIAT, Ram, whatever it is they are call needs to get the message? They just need to look at the Corvette to see why it’s still ticking.
K.I.T.T. may have a point. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I strongly believe the Viper was a victim of its own marketing gimmicks. The bad attitude and in your face persona worked great in the 90s, but it did not transfer well into the new millennium. The moment Ralph Gilles said Randy Pobst was "afraid" of the Viper was the moment to me where I said, "Okay, there is a such thing as the car being too much of a bad *** for its own good." The cars just sat. For the prices they wanted for them, people in that pay band didn't want to be seen in a car with a reputation that the person driving it is over compensating.

If you parked a gen 2 GTS next to a C7, the GTS is going to get more attention all day. It's hard to argue any Corvette having the ability to command the initial attention a Viper can. The Corvette throughout the years has had enough styling to keep it exciting while they polished everything about the car. The Viper stuck to a formula so hard it just couldn't change because then it wouldn't be Viper. I miss the car but unless they make it a broader appealing car, it's more money down the drain for the company trying to make it. I think they should just keep the fork stuck in it at this point. It's beyond a remarkable car but it has pigeon holed itself so hard at this point.
1985 Corvette is offline  
Old 11-17-2018, 09:28 PM
  #7  
hawkgfr
CF Senior Member
 
hawkgfr's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 8,053
Thanked 49 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Yarbie View Post
The Viper has been a huge money loser for Dodge, its toast.
Bullshit....you sound like the typical fanboi that attributes sales with superiority.....it conquered everything it set out to do which was beat everything in sight..In fact the racing body had to legislate rules changes so others could win again.


Also you can track the showroom car for more than two laps and it won't go into limp mode...Oh and no orange peel and real painted stripes.


Mustang guys are always yapping how it beats Camaro and Challenger in sales...The McDonalds cheeseburger has been the best selling burger of all time for decades....its a shitty hamburger....

Last edited by hawkgfr; 11-18-2018 at 11:37 PM.
hawkgfr is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 08:14 AM
  #8  
NytmereZ
CF Senior Member
 
NytmereZ's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 1999
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 4,657
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by hawkgfr View Post
Bullshit....you sound like the typical fanboi that attributes sales with superiority.....it conquered everything it set out to do which was beat everything in sight..In fact the racing body had to legislate it so others could win again.


Also you can track the showroom car for more than two laps and it won't go into limp mode...Oh and no orange peel and real painted stripes.


Mustang guys are always yapping how it beats Camaro and Challenger in sales...The McDonalds cheeseburger has been the best selling g burger of all time for decades....its a shitty hamburger....
I couldn’t have said it better, LOL!
NytmereZ is offline  
Old 11-19-2018, 11:57 AM
  #9  
Lavender
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,455
Thanked 78 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by hawkgfr View Post
Bullshit....you sound like the typical fanboi that attributes sales with superiority.....it conquered everything it set out to do which was beat everything in sight..In fact the racing body had to legislate rules changes so others could win again.


Also you can track the showroom car for more than two laps and it won't go into limp mode...Oh and no orange peel and real painted stripes.


Mustang guys are always yapping how it beats Camaro and Challenger in sales...The McDonalds cheeseburger has been the best selling burger of all time for decades....its a shitty hamburger....
Yeah and what happened to it? O yeah I forgot...couldnt sell worth a damn and got canceled.
Lavender is offline  
Old 11-19-2018, 11:29 PM
  #10  
hawkgfr
CF Senior Member
 
hawkgfr's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 8,053
Thanked 49 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Lavender View Post
Yeah and what happened to it? O yeah I forgot...couldnt sell worth a damn and got canceled.
oooohhh big comeback dude...I'm crushed. Lemme guess you've had several Mustangs.

hawkgfr is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 03:03 AM
  #11  
Mopar Jimmy
CF Senior Member
 
Mopar Jimmy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2001
Location: Elmhurst, IL (West Suburb of Chicago) & Home of MEGA Horsepower
Posts: 25,597
Thanked 141 Times in 117 Posts
St. Jude Donor '06
Default

Originally Posted by NytmereZ View Post


I couldn’t have said it better, LOL!

Last edited by Mopar Jimmy; 01-03-2019 at 03:04 AM.
Mopar Jimmy is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 05:28 PM
  #12  
NytmereZ
CF Senior Member
 
NytmereZ's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 1999
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 4,657
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mopar Jimmy View Post
‘How is that V12 Viper Of yours doing ?



NytmereZ is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 08:58 PM
  #13  
Mopar Jimmy
CF Senior Member
 
Mopar Jimmy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2001
Location: Elmhurst, IL (West Suburb of Chicago) & Home of MEGA Horsepower
Posts: 25,597
Thanked 141 Times in 117 Posts
St. Jude Donor '06
Default

Originally Posted by NytmereZ View Post


‘How is that V12 Viper Of yours doing ?



Mopar Jimmy is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Mid engine Viper?


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: