Next-gen Viper won’t use Ferrari tech

Next-gen Viper

With the dust still settling on the Fiat and Chrysler alliance rumours remain plentiful. One of the most interesting is that Ferrari will get on board in the development of the next generation Viper.

Dodge brand chief Ralph Gilles recently confirmed that while the next generation Viper may benefit from Maranello’s knowledge and experience, no platforms or technology will be shared between the two companies.

Gilles had previously fueled speculation with this statement “When we have partners across the ocean who are known as the best sports-car makers in the world, the future opportunities are huge.”

In a later news conference, Gilles backed down a notch.

“They really know sports cars. We just want some advice,” Gilles said. “Ferrari is Ferrari, Viper is Viper. Please don’t go there.”

The current generation Viper is due to be retired in mid 2010, and a replacement is not expected until later in 2012.

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