October 25, 2007
Chrysler launches production of new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
2008 Dodge Viper SRT10. Click image to enlarge
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler has 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.
Unlike most manufacturing plants, which use robots, 48 workers assemble each Viper at 26 work stations. Each vehicle remains stationary for up to 49 minutes at each work area while any adjustments are made, which eliminates traditional repair stations. The engine is built in the plant by nine workers, while all modules are shipped from other locations, and stamping, casting and welding take place off-site, with body panels arriving already painted.
“The 2008 Dodge Viper continues to be an icon for not only the Dodge brand but the company,” said Frank Ewasyshyn, Executive Vice-President, Manufacturing. “Compared to our other manufacturing facilities, this is a very labour-intensive plant, but to build the Dodge Viper any other way wouldn’t be right. This small craft shop allows us to produce a true American legend.”