According to Automotive News, Chrysler has slashed Viper production by a third and reassigned "scores" of employees due to slowing sales and a lack of demand. While this sounds dire, Chrysler will only build three less Vipers a day.

Few people would call the SRT Viper slow but they're probably not salesmen.

According to Automotive News, Chrysler has slashed Viper production by a third and reassigned "scores" of employees due to slowing sales and a lack of demand. While this sounds dire, Chrysler will only build three less Vipers a day.

Chrysler originally intended to limit Viper production to 2,000 units annually but the company has only sold 426 Vipers in the United States in the past eight months. Even more surprising is the fact that dealers have 565 unsold units in stock which equates to a 289-day supply.

Despite the slowing sales, SRT CEO Ralph Gilles remains optimistic about the Viper's future as sales will likely pick up when warmer weather arrives next spring. SRT employees will also begin visiting dealerships to allow potential customers to get behind the wheel of the sports car. As Gilles noted, "We really have to focus on putting butts in seats. A lot of people are unnecessarily intimidated by the car."

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