Dodge Viper Gets a CGI Facelift Five Years After Production Ended

Back in 2017, Dodge sounded the death knell for the Viper, and with dealers still having a bunch of them on their lots, it pretty much became a zombie car, with FCA (now Stellantis) selling several brand-new units annually for the following years.
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And since they found new homes for new Vipers long after production ended, why not give the muscly sports car a facelift too? Hold your horses, because they haven’t revived it, as it is all about CGI, as we said in the title.

Shared on Instagram a couple of hours ago by spdesignsest, the renderings portray the Dodge Viper, from the final year of assembly, with minimal modifications. A side-by-side comparison with the real thing reveals that the rendering artist gave it a new bumper at the front, with more aggressive side air intakes, additional LED strips, and a cleaner-looking diffuser attached to it. The headlights were also revised.

Blink and you will definitely miss the modifications at the rear, as they are just as discreet as the ones at the front, comprising a new bumper with bigger trim on the outer edges. The diffuser has been updated too, but only a bit and the taillights are all-new, and they sort of have a McLaren-ish vibe to them. There are new side skirts as well, and a trunk lid spoiler that appears to be on the more aggressive side, but other than that, everything else carries over unchanged.

The same would go for the engine, too, a V10 with 8.4 liters in displacement, hooked up to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission that directs the thrust to the rear wheels. The power unit is good for up to 650 horses, enabling a supercar-rivaling 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph) sprint in just 3.5 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322+ kph), unattainable on public roads, unless you live in Germany, close to a no-speed-limit section of the Autobahn.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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