Despite speculation of late, Sergio Marchionne appears to have dashed any hopes that the Dodge Viper will return.
"Viper cannot stand by itself," the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO said June 1 in Italy, while laying out the company's plans for the next five years.
But then Marchionne sounded for a hot second like he might be considering a way to save the supercar, which ended production last year.
"We need to share the architecture," he said. "And we can't put a European turbo engine in it — it has to have a distinctly American engine."
So maybe a way can be found?
"But it can't stand alone," he continued. "I think it was a great old car. I would love to have it, but it's not in the plan, if that's what you're asking."