In the beginning of this year Dodge came out and told us that after 18 years our beloved big-bore V10 snake, the Viper, was going to meet its demise. Fans of the car cried and pouted as Chrysler seemed to think it was a good idea to kill off its only sports car. Then a wonderful thing happened as rumors started swirling around that the big snake was not dead but in fact only on a short vacation as Dodge announced that it would be back as a 2012 model. Well apparently there has already been a showing of the new model and from what I understand it was conducted under some pretty tight security with industry insiders having to go through metal detectors just to catch a glimpse.
So far we know that the car looks very similar to the Generation 2 Viper (1996-2002) as the cars front end is much rounder with a fuller look and feel. We’ve also heard that the V10 will return with direct injection, but we’re not sure how that is going to work. One thing we do know is that the above artwork is supposedly the new Viper’s new logo, which is fine in our book as the old one looked like an upside down Daffy Duck.