RIP Dodge Viper: Connor Avenue factory closes Aug 31, 2017

This is it, there will be no last minute reprieve, no knight in shining armor, no fairytale ending. The Dodge Viper is going away, never to be replaced.

Credit: Richard Prince / Dodge

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

The Connor Avenue factory, America’s smallest automobile plant, will close on August 31, 2017 with the Dodge Viper, its sole output, unable to meet safety regulations which come into effect on September 1, 2017.

Fiat Chrysler employs around 80 people at the factory to hand build the Viper. They will be offered jobs at other locations.

Goodbye V10 fire breathing snake.

Source: Automotive News



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News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.