Chrysler automotive giant, based in North America, is already working on a new generation of the famous “over-seas” supercar, the Dodge Viper, and recent reports indicate that the vehicle will be powered by a new 8.7 liter V10 engine, which will definitely place it over the muscle car “segment”.
According to recent rumors which hit the automotive media these past days, the replacement for the popular Dodge Viper will get a new 8.7 liter V10 unit, and even if we don’t have any official details about it, it’s expected to generate over 600 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque or 560 lb-ft.
The new generation of the Dodge Viper is expected to enter production later in 2012, after the supercar will be officially presented at the next year’s Detroit Auto Show. Besides the North American event, it seems that the new Dodge Viper will debut in November during a Miami charity event called “Rides and Smiles”.
Sadly this is all we know about the new Dodge Viper but as a reminder the fourth generation of the American supercar, the Phase II SRT-10, was being powered by an 8.4 liter V10 engine which was developing 600 horsepower at 6.000 rom and 760 Nm of torque (560 lb-ft) at 5.600 rpm, mated to a six speed manual transmission.