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Old 09-20-2001, 20:08   #1 (permalink)
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340kw Viper here next year

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ARRANGEMENTS are proceeding which are almost certain to put the jaw-dropping Chrysler Viper on sale in Australia late next year. Although the low-slung, V10-powered coupe is built only in left-hand drive, it is one of two cars for which Chrysler Australia managing director, Judith Wheeler, has received official approval from its United States' head office in Michigan to convert into right-hand drive in Australia. "We submitted separate business cases to the (Chrysler) Corporation for the Viper and the Sebring convertible and both have been approved," Ms Wheeler said.
"We've done our sums carefully and we're satisfied that this is a viable venture provided it is done properly.
"The next step is to choose a company here which can make the (right-hand drive) conversions to the high quality standards we would require." Chrysler Australia has narrowed its choice down to three conversion companies and aims to set a timetable of production to put both cars on sale here late next year. Prices and specifications won't be determined until closer to the on-sale date but expect the 340kW Viper to go on sale here in its premium, high-performance form. Ms Wheeler dismissed the Ford Mustang - which is converted to right-hand drive by Tickford Vehicle Engineering in Melbourne - as the Viper's logical competitor.
"It (the Viper) is a highly aspirational product; I think it would appeal more to the type of customer who wants the performance level of a Porsche or a BMW M3," Ms Wheeler said. And to maintain the Viper's exclusivity, Chrysler would aim at selling less than 100 a year, offered through only a handful of specially appointed dealers.
"That's for obvious reasons; there are only a certain number of dealers who would have the resources and capability of selling this type of car at this price.
"Also there are servicing considerations - the specialised service tools for the Viper costs around US$20,000 a set."
Ms Wheeler scotched media reports that Chrysler's light pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles - the Dakota, Durango and Dodge RAM - were also under consideration for right-hand drive conversion in Australia. However, she admitted to keeping a close eye on how well sales of the newly released Ford F-series proceed.
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Hmm, is that Laminge I see wandering off to the bank managers office?? :D
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Hmm, is that Laminge I see wandering off to the bank managers office?? :D
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Vipers rule. any idea how much theyd be sellin for? I couldnt see them selling for much less than 150k.
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I remember there being a 'Viper Supercars' site, with an Australian importer who had a couple of RHD coverted Vipers for sale. One was a yellow, '97 RT10 for $250K. The other was the blue with white racing stripes GTS, which did not have a price, but 'please call' which more or less translates to 'if you must ask, you can't afford it'.

A Viper GTS is alerady $90K US, so thats $180K AUD already solely on exchange rates. Minus US margins, add freight, RHD conversion, ADR compliance, etc and you're probably looking at a $200K+ car. RT10 would be a bit cheaper, but still very pricey. Would be cheaper to freight over a Viper V10 crate motor and slap it into a Charger. :D
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Venom S: I read in frodays car bit in the herald sun that the Viper will be sold for 200k. I dont know where you got 90k for Viper in the states I was told tehy were closer to 70k. Maybe if one of our USA members reads this they could tell us?
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