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So a more svelte coupe based on the same platform on a Challenger replacement makes sense. Another inevitable move is FCA dumping the V10 that has been the Viper’s engine blueprint ever since it hit dealers. That’s not all-bad, considering Chrysler’s 707-horsepower Hellcat engine. It is more compact than the long V10 and makes more power than the 645-hp V10.
In short, the Viper could live on, but the exclusive platform just doesn’t make financial sense. Hopefully we see a more common-man Viper, that costs significantly less thanks to sharing platforms and engines with existing products.