The most iconic superstar in its fraternity, the handcrafted sports car, Dodge Viper, which carried a massive 8.4 liter V10 engine and drove like a thirsty vamp, will no longer be produced after August 31st 2017, as confirmed by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, on an official notice.
The car has been hand assembled for the past 25 years, at a facility at Detroit that will also be sealed for good. Although the end is nigh, the reason has not been made official, but according to the carbuzz.com, it is being believed that the car doesn’t fit in the new occupant-ejection airbag requirements. As avoidable as it might sound, it is difficult, apparently, for the makers to fit airbags into the small pit of the car and thus, selling Dodge Viper will be deemed illegal after 2017, unless the manufacturers make the design radically different.
However, the orders placed through the “one of one program”, will be built till the 31st of August for people who wish to own this one of a kind, soon-to-be historic piece.