Fiat Chrysler has resumed taking new orders for the 2017 Dodge Viper after closing the order books for the V10 sportscar in September.
Due to a parts shortage at its Conner Avenue Assembly plant, FCA ceased taking orders for the 2017 model year Viper ACR and the standard Viper on September 27th and October 7th, respectively.
According to Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis, Viper production became backlogged due to a headlight shortage. Orders for the ACR were temporarily ceased due to a shortage of the massive carbon fiber rear wing.
“We didn’t know if we were going to have enough parts to build all the cars that people ordered,” Kuniskis told The Detroit News.
“The demand for ACR is off the charts — way more than we ever expected. We are close to opening it back up now that we know how many more we can build.”
Dodge announced earlier this year that 2017 would be the last production year for the Viper. Kuniskis reiterated this fact to The Detroit News and said that despite the heavy demand for the car, production won’t continue into 2018.