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Next Dodge Viper To Draw Inspiration From Naked Women

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On: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:56AM | By: Chris Weiss

Next Dodge Viper To Draw Inspiration From Naked Women

Dodge dealers have already seen it, and according to Dodge chief Ralph Gilles, what they were seeing was inspired by an NSFW scene. Gilles commented last week that the next-gen Dodge Viper, which will launch next summer, drew aesthetic inspiration from a "naked woman on the beach." The Viper was always a curvy, attractive beast, so pulling inspiration from the few curves more attractive than it seems to be a natural direction to take in redesigning the icon.

Unfortunately, Dodge has yet to release any public photos demonstrating how the hips, cheeks, and breasts of a beach-bound female translate into Chrysler's next V10-powered halo, so for now, we're left to imagine how that transformation will take place. But I have trouble believing that it could possibly be a bad.

While the general public has yet to get a look at what Dodge has done to the Viper, Dodge did show the model at a dealer's conference in Orlando in September. At the time, reports indicated that the new Viper has a more aggressive look and upmarket interior.

When Gilles confirmed the 2013 Viper last month, he said of the design: "The Viper cabin is very rearward and the hood is very long. Few cars in the industry are designed with those proportions anymore."

Gilles also clarified that the new Viper will not use a Ferrari engine. The Dodge chief had once alluded to a partnership with the Prancing Horse for Viper development, but clarified last week that the engine will be all Dodge.

What that engine will look like is still unknown. The last-gen Viper used a 640-hp 8.4-liter V10, but Gilles has said that no part of the Viper will be untouched in the next iteration. So we expect the engine to get a little tuning, if not a full overhaul. Past speculation has indicated that Dodge may use a pressure-charged version of its 6.4-liter HEMI V8.


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