Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 24, 2007 – Chrysler LLC today announced the manufacturing launch of the new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®, which is being built at the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. In a time when most manufacturing plants utilize hundreds of state-of-the-art robots to assemble vehicles, a unique plant in Detroit is producing hand-built performance vehicles.
At the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, workers called “Craftspersons” hand-build the new Dodge Viper SRT10 and all-new 600-horsepower 8.4-liter SRT V-10 engine. Utilizing 26 work stations on a 705-foot-long assembly line, 48 hand-picked UAW workers assemble each vehicle. Each vehicle remains stationary for up to 49 minutes per work area as the Craftspersons make any necessary adjustments. This process eliminates traditional repair stations with all procedures verified by Craftsperson team members.
The first 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe coming off the line in the picture below will be given away on October 31st as part of a Viper Club of America Raffle that is available Viper club members only. The car will have gold stripes applied and could be the official “FSU” Viper with it’s Garnet and Gold color scheme.