In one of our previous articles we have already discussed Dodge's plans to end production of their long-running Viper program in 2017. The automaker confirmed it and now some more details on the reasons that determined such a decision are subject of the brand's numerous fans.
It turns out that the deciding factor to cancel the Viper was due to the lack of ability to comply with federal safety standard that requires all new vehicles to be equipped with side curtain airbags. The production of the Dodge Viper is being halted due in part to the fact that the Viper cannot fit side curtain airbags.
It comes without saying that fans of the Viper are certainly upset with the demise of the car, but according to the brand's representatives they may not have to wait long for a new Viper to surface. Some reliable sources have already begun hinting that a new Viper could be in the works which will be ready for all future safety requirements.