It’s the end of the road for a sports car icon—the final Dodge Viper will be produced this coming August.
When the Viper is officially defanged, it will have been 25 years since the original Viper began production in 1992 as a brutal, sometimes downright scary, sports car from Dodge. Autoline Daily reports the official date Viper will exit production is August 16, 2017.
Dodge ensured the Viper will end on a high note after 25 years with a handful of special edition models such as the 1:28 Edition ACR, GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, VooDoo II Edition ACR, Snakeskin Edition GTC and a Dealer Edition for select Dodge dealers.
The Viper’s death came with the recent UAW contract renewal between the union and FCA. In the agreement, FCA will shut down the Conner Avenue assembly plant. The Dodge Viper is the only vehicle built at the plant, which used to also be home to the Plymouth Prowler. It also represents the only sports car actually built in Detroit, Michigan.
FCA forecasts around 500 Vipers will be sold this year before the vehicle exits production and the Conner assembly plant closes its doors for good.