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    • A new Gen VI Dodge Viper coming for 2021 but without V10 power?

      Sorry, a Viper without a V10 is not a Viper. A Porsche 911 without an engine in the back is not a 911. There are certain iconic elements to sports cars that simply make those cars what they are. Just look at the debate over if the upcoming mid-engine Corvette is really a Corvette.


      Who knows what will happen but Car and Driver is reporting a new Viper will hit the streets in 2021 without V10 power. Frankly, the news of a new Viper is great in of itself as many outlets reported the Gen V was the last Viper.

      There is no official confirmation of anything reported but this is concerning:

      Sorry, 10-pack fans, the Viper is downsizing. Chrysler is (finally) developing an aluminum-block V-8 to replace the aging iron-block anchor it calls Hemi. We’re guessing that a naturally aspirated V-8 will be the new Viper’s first engine. Taking a page from the Corvette team, Dodge SRT will likely offer the Viper in multiple performance levels. Think 550 horsepower to start and a supercharged 700-plus-hp variant (essentially a second-gen Hellcat engine) coming a year or two later. And if we know anything about the engineers at SRT, you’d better believe there will be a hard-core road racer in the works designed to challenge Porsche’s GT cars and Chevy’s upper-register Corvettes on the racetrack. A manual transmission will make it stand out against the increasingly automatic-only competition.
      RWD? Check. Naturally aspirated engine? Check. Manual transmission? Check. V10? Nope.

      Maybe this is an overreaction as a world with a new Viper is better than a world without one but a high revving V10 with some major displacement sounds far more interesting than a new V8 shared with other FCA automobiles.

      Give it a V10. Keep it a Viper. Keep it unique. It's not a hard recipe to follow.

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      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Aluminum Hellcat powered AWD Viper with an automatic transmission coming to a dealer near you!
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Aluminum Hellcat powered AWD Viper with an automatic transmission coming to a dealer near you!
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        They might go forced induction but if they do automatic and awd...
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        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They might go forced induction but if they do automatic and awd it will be the best car ever!
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      1. AWSAWS's Avatar
        AWSAWS -
        Get Yamaha to do a super lightweight V10 like they did in the Lexus LFA and turbocharge it if you must but keep the V10. That engine can redline in 0.6 seconds. Yes it cost a fortune but they must be able to do something similar cheaper many years later. V10s are Iconic engines. Although a Viper to me is about a massive displacement V10.
      1. Aces's Avatar
        Aces -
        At least it isn't a TTV6.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by AWSAWS Click here to enlarge
        Get Yamaha to do a super lightweight V10 like they did in the Lexus LFA and turbocharge it if you must but keep the V10. That engine can redline in 0.6 seconds. Yes it cost a fortune but they must be able to do something similar cheaper many years later. V10s are Iconic engines. Although a Viper to me is about a massive displacement V10.
        No.

        500+ cubes or don't bother.