Iconic Dodge model could make use of Fiat-Chrysler tie-up
13 August 2009

The next-generation Dodge Viper is set to be powered by a Ferrari V10 engine.

Dodge parent company Chrysler has been taken over by Fiat and CEO Sergio Marchionne is said to be keen on sharing platforms and powertrains across different brands.

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Marchionne believes the Viper is Dodge’s “halo” car, which transmits the firm’s brand values and offers tremendous marketing potential.

The Viper’s current aluminium V10 engine was co-developed between Chrysler and Lamborghini. Ferrari is currently developing a new range of engines, with Ferrari and Maserati set to benefit from new V8 units and Dodge making use of the new V10.

A few months ago, Chrysler had been trying to sell Dodge amid falling sales but it was taken off the market when no serious bidder emerged.

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