The last American supercar has been discontinued last year, but latest reports suggest it might come back already in a couple of years. According to reliable insiders, the new version is on the table and should come as 2020 Dodge Viper Roadster. At the moment, there are two scenarios for the new generation. It could come either with a completely new platform or borrow some Italian blood, to use the same architecture as the Maserati Alfieri and Alfa Romeo 6C. In any case, the new model seems like a certain thing.
- Completely redesigned
- Excellent performances
- Lots of power
- Not so practical for everyday ride
- Might be quite expensive
The most intriguing thing about the new upcoming new generation is that it looks like we are about to see a new, roadster body style. The new 2020 Dodge Viper Roadster could get a completely new platform, characterized by a massive use of aluminum and other lightweight materials, which will definitely save lots of pounds. So, the new model should be faster, despite the rumors about the new engine that won’t feature as big amount of power as before.
According to another scenario, we won’t be seeing a completely new platform. Count on the one that underprints Maserati Alfieri and Alfa Romeo 6C. Same sources suggest a completely new engine as well.
You would probably agree that it seems too early to make some more precise prediction about this aspect of the car. Still, we could speculate about those most general things. Of course, there is no doubt that the new 2020 Dodge Viper Roadster will come in a familiar layout. Still, expect to see a more up-to-date dashboard design, with more style and better materials in general. Of course, tech updates are another certain thing.
2020 Dodge Viper Roadster Engine
If we can judge on latest reports, the new 2020 Dodge Viper Roadster will come a little bit different than before. It looks that the legendary V10 engine won’t be in use anymore. Instead of that, we will see a new V8 unit, probably tuned to somewhere around 550 horsepower. It may have less power than the famous 8.4-liter V10, but the significant weight reduction would make the things much better. Also, expect to see hi-output versions, most likely with a familiar 707-hp 6.2-liter unit, the same that powers Challenger Hellcat. On the other side, some reports suggest new roadster could get a new 7.0-liter unit, which the company designs for the new Ram Rebel.
2020 Dodge Viper Roadster Release Date and Price
We can hear two kinds of stories these days. According to them, the new model will come either in 2020 or within 2022. More details about the launch date and price should be known in the future.