Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SRT Viper Not Coming to Europe

SRT Viper Not Coming to Europe

Chrysler has announced that it has no plans whatsoever to sell its all-new SRT Viper in Europe. They argue that the reason behind this is their exclusive concentration on the US market, despite the fact that the Viper would raise several very interested eyebrows on the Old Continent.

We say the Viper's outrageously-large displacement 8.4-liter V10 engine is also cause for concern, and while it does comply with the strictest of emissions regulations, perhaps it would be very difficult to certify for use on European roads - again, this is just speculation.

This all means that they will allow Chevrolet to sell the Corvette free of fuss, from 2014 onward.

Its base price of $97,395 would have undoubtedly gone up considerably, pushing it closer to $130,000 - $140,000 once it reaches European shores. It is still a very attractive performance package for the price, and it would keep up with Ferraris costing twice as much, with the 640 hp and 814 Nm the driver has at his or her disposal.

Perhaps they will change their mind in years to come, if the Corvette, which will even be made in right-hand drive form in around two-years' time.

News Source: autoevolution

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