"To be an active part in celebrating the 25,000th Dodge Viper to roll off the assembly line is an extraordinary honor and one Iâ€™ll remember for the rest of my life. To be honest with you, I feel like a young child anticipating a special Christmas gift."
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch drives it home
Today Dodge reached a new production milestone, the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant manufactured the 25,000th Dodge Viper. Proud new owner of the milestone 2008 Viper SRT10 is NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who drives the No2 Miller Lite Dodge.
“To be an active part in celebrating the 25,000th Dodge Viper to roll off the assembly line is an extraordinary honor and one I’ll remember for the rest of my life.” said Kurt Busch at the ceremony after Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli presented him with the keys to his new 600 hp ride.
The Dodge Viper made its world debut at the 1989 at Detroit's North American International Auto Show as a concept car and went into production in 1992.
“Reaching this milestone is quite an achievement considering the Dodge Viper SRT10 is a hand-built performance vehicle,” said Nardelli. “This unique manufacturing facility has allowed us to produce a true American legend.”
The Dodge Viper SRT10 goes through 26 work station when built. A 705-foot-long assembly line needs 48 workers to assemble the sports car while 8 craftsmen build the 8.4 liter SRT V-10 engine on a 24-station adjacent circular assembly line.