Chrysler LLC reported this morning that it might consider selling off the Dodge Viper. As quoted by Auto News, Chrysler explained that “This strategic review comes as the Company focuses on enhancing its core business and leveraging its assets.” Or, in other words, Chrysler LLC is up a fiduciary creek without a sales profit paddle. Obviously recognizing the similarity to GM’s earlier despicable cut-and-run behavior with their HUMMER line, Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli was quick to explain the new decision as merely an exploration of options. “We have been approached by third parties who are interested in exploring future possibilities for Viper,” he said. Nardelli further explained that while Chrysler as agreed to listen to what the aforementioned “third parties” have to say, they “…will do so keeping in mind the best interests of those who have shown tremendous support for the vehicle – including employees, suppliers, dealers, and a worldwide group of loyal Viper owners and enthusiasts.”
10 to 1 the “third parties” are foreign, and double or nothing it’s China.
[Source: Auto News]