(autoinsidernews) - While the new 600-hp 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 is the king-of-the-hill right now, General Motors will reclaim the position if Vice Chairman Bob Lutz has his way, reports Trend.
When asked about production plans for the super Corvette known as the Blue Devil, Lutz replied, As you all know, it is not our policy to discuss future product programs. HoweverвЂ¦, he added, it is very important for Corvette to be the most powerful, most capable, best handling sports car in the United States.
Lutz acknowledged that a recent competitor had surpassed the Corvette Z06 in terms of horsepower, but the Corvette vehicle line executive will not take that lying down.
The Blue Devil Corvette вЂ" or Devil Ray, Stingray or SS вЂ" has been rumored for over a year, and in May 2006, GM's head of performance cars Tom Wallace confirmed development. Speculation has pegged its horsepower at about 650-hp.
Looks like the Dodge Viper SRT10 won't be the king-of-the-hill for long.