The Dodge Viper’s discontinuation lefts fans across the U.S. saddened to see the V10 sports car vanish. However, almost four years after its cancellation, brand-new Vipers continue to sell across the country. In an unusual twist, this supercar killer is outselling one brand-new model. According to CarBuzz, the discontinued Dodge managed to sell more brand-new units than the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
4 Brand-new Dodge Viper models found new homes in 2020
If you haven’t kept up with our recent Dodge Viper sales coverage, it may shock you to learn that four of these sports cars sold in 2020. Keep in mind this is almost four years after production ended. As a result, the vehicles that are selling currently are old-stock that have been sitting in dealerships for various years. Regardless, hungry buyers keep sourcing these cars despite none being advertised online for sale.
This Dodge Viper trend isn’t even a brand-new thing. In fact, 2019 saw the sale of five brand-new Vipers. According to CarSalesBase, 2018 was an even better year for the discontinued beast with 19 cars sold. However, as cars continue to sell and inventory continues to dwindle, there likely aren’t many of these cars left available.
Despite this, CarBuzz reports that the Dodge Viper continues outselling other discontinued models and even a brand-new one.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E simply couldn’t keep up
While this Dodge Viper story may be a bit tongue and cheek, there is no denying that 2020 was a tough year for the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This is because the first batch of electric SUVs was set to arrive sometime toward the end of 2020. The exact trim levels would include the Select for $42,895, the Premium for $47,000, and the California Route 1 for $49,800.
Despite this projected timeline, CarBuzz reports that the electrified Mustang couldn’t keep up with the Dodge Viper. This is because Ford reportedly managed to sell just three of these SUVs in 2020. Keep in mind; this isn’t that there aren’t enough sales for the model; these are the ones they’ve been able to deliver. Regardless, more brand-new Dodge Viper deliveries took place in 2020 than ones for the brand-new Mach-E.
What other models did the Viper outsell?
In fact, sales for the Dodge Viper were so strong; they managed to eclipse the sales of a discontinued hatchback. That’s right, a recent report by Motor1 shows that Honda managed to sell just one brand-new CR-Z in 2020. While this may not compete with the V10-powered Viper, it is undoubtedly a cheaper pill to swallow than the expensive sports car.
However, the Dodge Viper can’t win all of the sales battles, and it lost to members of the FCA family. This is because CarBuzz reports that Dodge managed to sell seven brand-new Dart models despite its cancellation in 2016. Additionally, nine brand-new Chrysler 200 sedans found new homes in 2020. Additionally, Jeep managed to sell three brand-new Patriot SUVs during the same timespan. However, the best-selling discontinued FCA car was without a doubt the Alfa Romeo, which managed to shift along 99 units.
While these amusing sales figures are fun to read through, supplies for these models must be dwindling rapidly. As a result, it won’t be long until these almost-forgotten models completely vanish.