Chrysler has announced the official manufacturing launch of the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 at the assembly plant in Detroit. Each car will be individually hand built by 48 ‘Craftspersons’. “Compared to our other manufacturing facilities, this is a very labor-intensive plant, but to build the Dodge Viper any other way wouldn’t be right.” commented Frank Ewasyshyn, Executive Vice President – Manufacturing. “This small craft shop allows us to produce a true American legend.”
For 2008, Chrysler ups the ante with a new, 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that produces an astounding 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s an increase of 90 horse power over the previous model and with 0-to-60 performance in less than four seconds, the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 sets a new benchmark for the ultimate American muscle car.
The new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 will arrive in Dodge showrooms in North America this Autumn with a new level of customisation options, including five new exterior colors, four new interior color combinations and a new wheel design.