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View Poll Results: Should SRT build a lower cost, lower performance Viper to battle the base Corvette?
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Default Question of the Week: Should SRT build a lower cost, lower performance Viper?

It is often talked about but should the Chrysler Group have SRT build a lower cost, lower performance Viper to battle the base Corvette?

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Default Should Viper make a base model to compete against the vette

My personal view is that the viper is way above the vette, more classified against the names of super cars.

The appreciation of the car is much greater then the corvette's..

Therefore he car should be kept the way it is and should be for the real buyers and drivers.
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Nah, thats what the challenger/charger is for. I like the rare nature of the Viper, makes it waaay more exciting to see when ya do!
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Unless they did a fair amount of work to make a Hemi powered Viper far superior from the Charger and Challenger I don't see the point in it...
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leave the viper up there to play with the big boy super cars.. Take a challenger and put your work and time into making that a vette player..
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I think they should lighten the Chally so it can play with the Vettes better.
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No. Well, yes. What I mean is, there is no reason for the Viper to be $100k+, nor should a new pickup cost $60k, nor should a Challenger RT be $35-40k. On that front, I'd love a $55k Viper, which would mean a $20k Challenger SRT8. That would be awesome!

The Viper is the measuring stick for the Corvette (so much so, that GM recently unveiled their 2014 Viper Stingray..); when it can beat the Viper, it's a big deal.
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They don't need a lesser viper. They need a vast de-blubbering of their current offerings. The challenger is too slow and cheap to play with the vette, and too fat to toy with the mustang. I've also wondered why they haven't offered a smaller v8 like the 4.7. Maybe there are no advantages to the 4.7 except for saving a pocketful of per unit cost, and a few ounces of weight.
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When cutting costs of a machine like this parts become cheap and inefficient. It may cost less at first and parts maybe cheap, but that is key cheap parts more time and money in shop. When u take a perfectly good car and change it fails to come again.... no offense look what happen to the falcon..they did mod changes and reduced the horse power and then it drifted off to the way side.... if they would put the new big horn hemi in a redesigned falcon now that would bring it back....
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They don't need a lesser viper. They need a vast de-blubbering of their current offerings. The challenger is too slow and cheap to play with the vette, and too fat to toy with the mustang. I've also wondered why they haven't offered a smaller v8 like the 4.7. Maybe there are no advantages to the 4.7 except for saving a pocketful of per unit cost, and a few ounces of weight.
There are rumors of a Pentastar based V8 that will be around 4.8L, also a smaller v6.
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For the wow factor, I would say no. Like mentioned above, seeing a viper is rare and classified as a super car.

However, from a business point, I would say yes. GM has a few different setups and pricing for the vette and it is sold all day long. Because they do this on a car with a huge margin, it allows them to sell the other models cheaper. Dodge could actually offer the dart for $14k and get the RT chally and charger closer to $30k allowing more of the income challenged to get them.

Now the viper still doesn't have the reputation that the vette has, but if dodge put together an ad campaign like they did the ram over the last couple years, I think it could be done.

Think about it, you see a Hemi viper. You think cool. Then you see the SRT Hemi viper and get wowed, then comes the full on carbon fiber SRT V10 that costs $140k and you snap your neck on a double take because they are so rare.

It could be done.
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No, I think the cuda will cover that base well, lighter weight, better handling, and more power then the challenger. Can't wait for the release of the new beast!
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