For the ‘05 - 06 FGT, thank...Viper?


KennethClay

GT Owner
Oct 15, 2012
496
New York
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,220
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Interesting. I knew Chris Theodore played an important role in the development of our '05-06 GT's, but if this article is accurate (and who am I to doubt it?), he was more vital than I realized. Big thanks to Chris Theodore!!
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
My interest in MOPAR starts and ends with the 1970 Cuda' so it was a struggle to get thru the Viper story, but it does get better once you get past that.
 

Kayvan

GT Owner
Jul 13, 2006
4,743
It’s a truly revealing account of true Managment genius and talent v. Gimmickry

Having a halo car is now accepted dogma for leading brands.

From VW / Audi R8 all the way to FORD GT.

Companies who embraced its value-add have evolutionary models (NGT) and recapture brand DNA; the
Companies that used it as a marketing gimmick, devolved and lost that value (Viper).

True visionaries create value; rest just squander / discontinue, be it Vipers or Volts.

Bravo to Chris Theodore; esp for changing co’s to get it done.
 
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