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Chrysler Reopening Viper Plant

Will produce next-generation Dodge sports car.

by on Dec.13, 2011

An older Dodge Viper rolls off the line at the Conner Ave. plant before it closed in 2010.

The Dodge Viper will return to production late next year – and it will roll off the same small Detroit assembly line that built the original “snake” sports car.

A release going out later today will confirm the long-anticipated revival of the distinctive, low-volume sports car, with Ralph Gilles, CEO of Chrysler’s SRT Brand and Motorsports revealing, “The next generation Viper will make its return to the product lineup in late 2012 as a 2013 model.”

The sports car, in turn, will be produced at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, on Detroit’s east side, a specially designed facility able to handle the largely hand-built Viper.

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“We’re extremely excited that our ultimate American sports car will continue to live on and be produced exclusively here in the Motor City,” added Gilles.

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