2013 SRT Viper not earmarked for Europe

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    2013 SRT Viper not earmarked for Europe

    2013 SRT Viper not earmarked for Europe
    Leftlane News
    January 29, 2013
    by Ronan Glon


    After weeks of rumors and speculation, a spokesperson for Chrysler has confirmed that the 2013 SRT Viper will not be sold in Europe.

    Chrysler's reasoning is a little vague but it appears that the automaker prefers to concentrate its resources on successfully launching the two-seater in the United States. Europe's highly-publicized economic woes, the eroded state of the new car market and an unfavorable exchange rate mean that launching a sports car whose base price lurks in the vicinity of $100,000 is a tough proposition for the company's top brass.

    Full article at link.
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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Since when isn't the Corvette going to be sold in Europe? I never saw that, the only thing I saw was no RHD.

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Then I guess without a RHD Corvette there is little hope for anything like this re-skin below to commemorate the Torana GTR-X...

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Of course the Corvette is global, for the majority of countries that arent arse backwards RHD.......

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    ^^ LOL ...

    what is the news on the MUstang? Will that be RHD? We know it will go to Europe. Will it go to the Isles and down under?

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Corvette convertible to be shown at Geneva March 5th...

    I believe the Corvette will be sold in europe and abroad..

    I don't know about viper but the corvette was designed to meet other countries standards..

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Here, the cheapest Corvette will sell for around 130,000 euro. That's $170,000+. Together with the fact that it will be thirsty (gasoline is twice a expensive as in the U.S.) and its residual value will be way lower than that of a similarly priced Porsche 911, you have to be an avid Corvette fan to buy a new one. Pricing situation may be slightly better in other European countries though. Still, I'd say "deglobalized" before it even hits the market.
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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    Here, the cheapest Corvette will sell for around 130,000 euro. That's $170,000+. Together with the fact that it will be thirsty (gasoline is twice a expensive as in the U.S.) and its residual value will be way lower than that of a similarly priced Porsche 911, you have to be an avid Corvette fan to buy a new one. Pricing situation may be slightly better in other European countries though. Still, I'd say "deglobalized" before it even hits the market.
    It will be as thirsty as any other sports car with 450 + HP..maybe even less. But people who buys cars with that much horsepower don't care much about fuel consumption. Only problem i see (on European market) is people not realizing that big displacement doesn't automatically means outrageous fuel consumption. So they might choose another sports car not even looking at Corvette.
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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    Here, the cheapest Corvette will sell for around 130,000 euro. That's $170,000+. Together with the fact that it will be thirsty (gasoline is twice a expensive as in the U.S.) and its residual value will be way lower than that of a similarly priced Porsche 911, you have to be an avid Corvette fan to buy a new one. Pricing situation may be slightly better in other European countries though. Still, I'd say "deglobalized" before it even hits the market.
    I doubt gas milage makes much of an impact to people with that kind of cash. The biggest issue is for GM to get the word out that the Vette has changed and doesn't have the low budget interior. Now that the Vette has a quality interior, what does a comparable Ferrari or Porsche have over it (assuming the Vette drives as good as it sounds like it will). Especially in the USA where the Vette has an immense price advantage over Ferrari/Porsche.

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    Re: 2013 SRT Viper not earmarked for Europe

    No RHD but Corvette will be xported. I'm not suprised by this move from SRT. I personally think it's smart, they have made a ton of changes to thier structure and need to get cash flow up asap.

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    It will be as thirsty as any other sports car with 450 + HP..maybe even less. But people who buys cars with that much horsepower don't care much about fuel consumption. Only problem i see (on European market) is people not realizing that big displacement doesn't automatically means outrageous fuel consumption. So they might choose another sports car not even looking at Corvette.
    The big cost of big cubes is when your registration fees are tied to engine size.

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    No RHD but Corvette will be xported. I'm not suprised by this move from SRT. I personally think it's smart, they have made a ton of changes to thier structure and need to get cash flow up asap.
    This. Considering that Vipers don't roll out of Connor Avenue at the same rate as a Ram 1500, there will only be a certain amount to be sold in the first place. Plus, all of the economic issues in Europe make a strong case for rejecting selling it there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinner View Post
    The big cost of big cubes is when your registration fees are tied to engine size.
    This is one of the reasons why small cars sold in the US now are designed mostly in Europe. The US is about to get a bigger taste of what Europeans have dealt with for decades.


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    Re: 2013 SRT Viper not earmarked for Europe

    What an archaic way of designating vehicles fuel efficiency based upon engine size!

    The Vette has so much tech packed into the 6.2.

    It will most likely be as or more efficient than an Audi RS4/C63 AMG, let alone the Audi R8 (sans diesel)/Lambo/Porsche/Ferrari/etc or any other exotic/hyper car.

    This is a trade barrier.

    I am tired of Europe and Japan putting restrictions on the amount of vehicles or types upon imported American autos.

    They sell whatever they want here in the American market and yet have protectionist policies against America.

    It is time for the American public to open their eyes and hurt the foreign car makers whose countries do not partake in fair trading practices.

    Since the American Gov't will not take action we as American consumers must be smarter with our wallets.

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    Re: No Global Corvette, No Global Viper...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinner View Post
    The big cost of big cubes is when your registration fees are tied to engine size.
    I've mentioned this in another topic..in my country it doesn't matter if you have 4.0 l or 7.0 l engine (if you have over 2,5 l there is very little differences between price of registration), registration fees are almost identical..i don't know how things are in other countries..

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    Re: 2013 SRT Viper not earmarked for Europe

    an 8.4L engine may have something to do with it

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