According to Chrysler chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne in an interview on Detroit radio WJR-AM, Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was "speechless" after getting a close look at the 2013 SRT Viper.

According to Chrysler chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne in an interview on Detroit radio WJR-AM, Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was "speechless" after getting a close look at the 2013 SRT Viper.

"I had the chairman of Ferrari down here for the board meeting last week and he had a chance to look at the car, and he was speechless. I mean, for Ferrari to admit that the car is a unique vehicle is a hell of a compliment to the work that's gone on here. So I'm delighted. I mean, so far, knock on wood, we're doing well."

Marchionne did not specifically mention di Montezemolo's name, only the person's title, his reference of "speechless" ca have a positive or negative connotation.

Ferrari and Chrysler are both owned by parent company Fiat.

The all-new second generation Viper was revelaed last month at the New York Auto Show under the newly created performance orientated Chrysler brand SRT. The Viper features an all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 engine which produces 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS) and 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque.

Production gets underway at Chrysler's Connor Avenue assembly plant in Detroit later this year.

 

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Ferrari boss Montezemolo 'Speechless' over 2013 SRT Viper - Marchione