The rebirth of the famous Dodge Viper could happen next year, as per the latest rumors. The new model should be called, 2022 Dodge Viper, and it will introduce more aggressive styling than ever. Since the fifth-gen Viper’s production ended in 2017, we heard plenty of rumors regarding the new model.
However, thanks to a new batch of renderings, we can see how this model could look like. We also got some information about its engine, suggesting that the lighter V8 will replace the powerful V10. However, don’t worry because the V8 engine will not sacrifice power. The current V10 model is pushing a mind-bending 550 horsepower, and the V8 engine will keep that.
2022 Dodge Viper Design
The new renderings reveal a very futuristic styling on the upcoming 2022 Dodge Viper. Generally speaking, this model looks like no others sport cars. It features an aggressive appearance and similar lines as the Ford GT. As before, the Viper will use the same spaceframe with independent suspensions on the front and rear. A long hood is also present, with a large U opening for extra engine cooling.
However, at this point, there is no information will Dodge make this variant also as a convertible or only a coupe. By the way, it will most likely use more Aluminum and carbon fiber materials to keeping mass as low as possible.
There is no information at this moment about the cabin of the new 2022 Dodge Viper. Morever, looking at this model from the outside, we think that Viper will gains a complete redesign inside. As a result, we should expect more high-quality materials, comfortable seats and plenty of new technology. Likewise, the same layout will remain, offering room for two passengers.
In addition, Dodge will likely to add some of the new screens and even more standard equipment. We expect at least a leather-wrapped steering wheel, configurable digital gauge cluster, Uconnect 4, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, and a 6-speaker audio setup.
2022 Dodge Viper Deploys a New V8 Powertrain
Reportedly, some drastic changes will happen under the hood of the 2022 Dodge Viper. First of all, the mighty 8,4-liter V10 engine will be replaced with a lighter V8 variant. However, according to many experts, the smaller engine will not be sacrificed in terms of power. That means it should continue to produce the same output of 550 horses as the bigger one.
This engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission sending power via rear-wheel drive only. The other rumor indicates that the next Dodge Viper might get the same engine as the Charger SRT Hellcat. If that happens, expect at least around 800 horses from a supercharged V8 engine.
Release Date, Price
Generally speaking, we don’t expect to see the new 2022 Dodge Viper on the road until 2022. Many believe that this sporty car will be introduced at the end of this year, while sales could start in the first quartal of the next one.
Dropping the V10 engine and replacing it with the new V8 might have a massive impact on the base price. From some rumors, the new 2022 Viper could start under $120,000.