Dodge Viper Will Return

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We really don’t miss the Dodge Viper. Chrysler killed its supercar during its bankruptcy and reorganization under Fiat, but today, it released photographic proof that the next-generation Viper is undergoing testing and will be a reality in 2012.

The last Viper was so unappealing to some — yet loved by others — in part because it was an unrefined brute with an abundance of horsepower and not much else.

The next Viper promises to be more advanced as Chrysler touts it will have “stability control tuning for the first time.”

You may be looking at the image above and thinking, “Gee, that looks like the old Viper,” but the development team is using the existing chassis to test the new engine and other parts before being fitted to a new body.

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David Thomas

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