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Final Viper rolls of the line


The final current-generation Dodge Viper rolled off the assembly line on Thursday in Detroit

Clad in bronzed gold paint, the last Viper was customised for Viper owner D'Ann Rauh, who with her husband Wayne, owns more than 40 Vipers. This Viper also had a custom leather interior and dark graphite, five-spoke forged aluminum wheels. Viper race tracks have been airbrushed into the custom-painted copper stripes.

This final Viper signifies the end of production for the Dodge supercar, which launched in 1992 and was a pet-project of then Chrysler exec Bob Lutz.

More than 400 Viper owners and Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles were present at the Connor Avenue assembly plant, dubbed the “Snake Pit,” for the end.

Viper looked doomed after Chrysler tried to sell it last year, but under new guidance by Fiat, the supercar returned for an encore this year.

A new generation of Vipers is under investigation, a spokeswoman said.

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