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Chrysler orders school to crush rare, $250K Viper


Some students are starting a petition to try to save a $250,000 car from being crushed.

South Puget Sound Community College's automotive school has been ordered to crush a rare Dodge Viper within two weeks.

Chrysler donated the pre-production Dodge Viper SRT, but said the non-street legal vehicle needs to be destroyed because two other donated cars around the country were taken out on the street and crashed, making the Chrysler’s parent company, Fiat, liable for millions.

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The company has it written in its donation contracts that it can order that the cars need to be destroyed.

According to the News Tribune, the 1992 Viper has no emissions controls or speed limiters. It features a makeshift hard-top, making it a one-of-a-kind vehicle because the company did not make a production hardtop until 1996.

The car can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

Car companies regularly donate such cars or other unsellable or damaged vehicles to schools for students’ training purposes.

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