The throaty exhaust note of the Dodge Viper’s mighty V-10 engine will be roaring around the city of Detroit this weekend, as more than 550 loyal Viper enthusiasts head to the home of the Viper for a special Open House event.
Dodge and SRT are combining to host this gathering on what marks the 20th anniversary of the first Viper homecoming in Auburn Hills in 1994. Attendees will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at where and how their hand-crafted vehicles are built and then get the chance to put the cars through their paces.
“With its 640-horsepower hand-built aluminum V-10 and hand-crafted body comprised of carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel, the Viper is a one-of-a-kind American exotic vehicle that is designed to reward each owner with pure performance and a high level of exclusivity,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands, Chrysler Group LLC.
Over the course of the weekend attendees will have a chance to tour the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (CAAP) in Detroit in which their cars were hand-built, visit the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, MI and also head out the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, MI, to drive their Vipers on the test track.
Viper owners are also helping the local Detroit community by bringing canned food items to the Conner Assembly Plant to benefit Operation Get-Down, a local crisis center supported by Conner Avenue Assembly Plant that provides homeless and transitional housing facilities for the Detroit area.