Throwback Thursday: Final Dodge Viper Made in August
The Dodge Viper is a much-beloved sports car, but eventually, even good things must come to an end. The final Dodge Viper was made at the Detroit, Michigan plant, and it’s just as epic as ever, according to RoadandTrack.com writer Mate Petrany.
The Dodge Viper first debuted in 1992, and has gone through five jaw-dropping generations. The modern Viper we know came into the market in 2013, impressing sports-car lovers and Dodge fans alike. Its style and power endured until 2017. Unfortunately, because it’s a mostly handmade car, Vipers eventually became too expensive to make, hence their swan song.
The Viper certainly went out with a bang, recently setting a record for the fastest manual transmission lap at the Nurburgring. Behind the wheel, Dominik Farnbacher whipped the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR around the track and broke the record at 7:03.45.
While they (probably) won’t be doing any track racing, the very last Vipers will still turn plenty of heads. Since the last batch of Vipers made were all custom orders, the final Viper sold boasted the spirit of individuality, with bright yellow exterior and bold black racing stripes.
The very last Viper made was a crimson-colored piece of history, heading over Dodge’s heritage collection where it will stay as a piece of history.
Goodbye, Viper. We at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will miss you!