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Throwback Thursday: Final Dodge Viper Made in August

Final Dodge Viper

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!

Car and Driver Gets a 2017 Wrangler Sneak Peek

Wrangler sneak peek

The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic and legendary mainstay of the automobile market, and it will probably also have a place in the industry thanks to its niche appeal to a cult following. However, insiders question its ability to stay up to date due to an exterior design that increasingly relies on nostalgia, as well as fuel economy numbers that are slowly falling behind the competition. Hopefully, Car and Driver’s Wrangler sneak peek at the new 2017 model will clear up some concerns.

Longtime Jeep fans won’t have to fear the possibility of their beloved Wrangler conforming to more modern design cues, retaining the rugged body-on-frame construction they know and love. However, it does sport a lighter and stronger frame, and parts of the body are rumored to be made from aluminum for an even more dramatic weight loss.

A glimpse at the underside of the 2017 Wrangler unveiled more changes, such as a new suspension and new axles. Car and Driver didn’t get any information on the engine lineup, but they speculate that a diesel engine could eventually make its way under the Wrangler’s hood.

Overall, the Wrangler sneak peek gave us a shot at seeing some of the exterior differences present between the current and upcoming models of the famous nameplate. Whether or not these will make a difference in the specs remains to be seen.

Dodge SRT Teams Up With Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving

Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving

Dodge SRT and Bob Bondurant have announced a new partnership that should delight all of their customers.

Bob Bondurant, owner of the Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving, will switch his entire fleet of nearly 100 vehicles to include mostly Dodge Challengers, Chargers, and Vipers. His customers will be able to enjoy the latest Hellcats and even the mind-boggling Viper ACR on the track with a trained professional.

Furthermore, anyone who buys or leases a new SRT model will get a free one-day course at Bob Bondurant’s school, including professional instruction on the track. In addition to the fun they’re guaranteed to have, it’ll also be a good way for new SRT owners to get to grips with just how capable their new car can be, before getting too loose out on the street!

So if you somehow needed more incentive to get your hands on an SRT model at Sierra Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, there you have it!

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