Some wild rumors have been flying about the new Viper. They probably aren't true, but they would be cool.
Amid a seemingly endless stream of reports about one manufacturer after another offering smaller and smaller engines, this one seems a bit out of place. The report comes from the Chrysler fans at Allpar, and it alleges that the 2013 Viper will have an 8.7-liter V10, presumably related to the 8.4-liter 'plant in the outgoing model. While it is true that Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge, has gone on record saying that the Viper would keep its V10, he did not specify a displacement.
Although perhaps more important is to remember that Allpar in no way indicated who it was that gave them this information. They did seem awfully sure of it, and the Viper has always been an unapologetic sort of car, but we think this will have to be one of those things that we'll believe when we see it. If it does turn out to be true, this will be the biggest engine ever put into any Chrysler passenger car. That sounds pretty cool, and hey, it might even happen, although probably not.