Last Dodge Viper rolls off Conner Ave assembly line

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Today is a sad day for all those who love V10 engines, manual transmissions and have $100,000 to spend on their next vehicle. Which is probably like two of you. The very last Dodge Viper has rolled off the Conner Ave assembly line in Detroit, Michigan. Vipers have been made at that location since 2013 when the latest generation was introduced. Though the Viper was fast as ever, sales were okay at best, hindered by the lack of an available automatic transmission. Now the Viper has “died” before, the model having gone on hiatus between 2010 and 2013. It’s possible that the Viper will return again, but it seems highly unlikely that it could retain the same large, naturally aspirated V10/manual transmission formula in this downsized V8 turbo age. The Viper was the last of its kind, a car that required talent from its driver and truly left you in charge of all critical functions.  RELATED TAGSDodgeViperCoupePerformanceSupercarSupercarsNew VehiclesPerformance VehiclesSupercarsAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleDetroitDodge ViperMichiganScience and TechnologyTechnologyUnited StatesVehicle Control See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Dodge Viper Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca center_img Trending Videos There are no immediate plans to bring the Viper back and its future is uncertain. Viper, you will be missed.  Trending in Canada advertisement ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Plan being formulated to Merge JCF and ISCF

first_imgPlan being formulated to Merge JCF and ISCF National SecurityApril 2, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has informed that a plan is being formulated to guide the implementation of the proposed merger of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF). “I’ve asked the Commissioner (of Police) to develop what would be a plan for merger, and that plan should address a number of things – what are the benefits, what are the costs, how the integration would in fact take place and all matters related to a smooth merger taking place,” he said. Mr. Bunting was addressing the 25th Annual General Conference of the ISCF Officers’ Association at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on Friday, March 30. The Minister explained that the merger was being considered as part of a larger vision to modernise the structures of policing and was not due to any concern for the professionalism of the ISCF or its leadership. “We are exploring that direction because we see it consistent with the long term direction that this administration has for the police and I ask you to keep an open mind to it,” he urged, pointing out that part of the mandate of the Commissioner in developing the plan was to consult with all who will be affected, should the merger take place. Mr. Bunting further pointed out that the JCF Act was an archaic 1867 piece of legislation which positioned the JCF “as a sort of para-military organisation”, but that the time has now come to establish a modern police authority, and in doing so, effect changes to the legislation governing the police. “We felt we needed a modern police authority and in the course of establishing this new police authority, eventually the legislation would replace many pieces of legislation that we now have,” he said. The Minister noted that this would involve “doing away with the JCF, the ISCF, the District Constables as coming under separate pieces of legislation and bring it under one governing statute”. The proposed merger also speaks to combining the two management structures of the force – the Police Services Commission and the Police Civilian Oversight Authority, as well as changing the name of the JCF to reflect a service oriented organisation rather than a force. Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington said that the merger could prove favourable as “whatever benefits that accrue to the JCF in terms of modernization, capacity building, leadership development and such the like will be available to all of us because we will all be members of the same organisation.” The merger was one of the recommendations coming out of the JCF Strategic Review that was aimed at improving the services delivered by the police. RelatedPlan being formulated to Merge JCF and ISCF RelatedPlan being formulated to Merge JCF and ISCF RelatedPlan being formulated to Merge JCF and ISCF By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Heavy work for PCN duo

first_imgThe crates, which ranged in weight from 1 to 17.6 tonnes, were loaded onto flatrack containers in Taiwan ready for shipment to the Port of Hamburg, where they were offloaded and transported overland to a production site in Immenhausen. Meanwhile PCN member in Iran, Aryamasir International Transport completed the transport of various industrial vehicles, including a tractor, forklift and a number of trucks, from Bandar Abbas to Turkmenistan.The cargo arrived in flatrack containers at the port of Bandar Abbas, where Aryamasir unloaded it onto lowbed trailers for the long overland journey to Turkmenbashi. www.gruber-logistics.comwww.aryamasir.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img

Overime withstands Sakai’s pressure and finishes the opponent in the fifth…

first_imgThe first two rounds were more marked by Sakai. The Brazilian heavyweight, who for the first time in his career, won a place in the main fight of the UFC wrestling show [main event], operated at higher pressure and delivered more blows. However, in the course of the fight, it turned out that the number of blows is not always the determining factor – the effectiveness of the attacks and the ability to diversify his fighting style, which was much more successfully realized by Overim, proved to be more important.“Augusto is a tough guy. We knew he could take the shot, but I was ready for it. At the age of 40, we did it again,” admitted Overim after the victory. Alexei Oleinik, another heavyweight in the UFC, is the only two wrestlers who have won in four different decades. “I love to fight. This has been my passion for 23 years. Maybe I’ll be back in action at the end of the year, definitely at the beginning of next year, ” said Overim, who said earlier that he was focusing on his last career path after the title fight.The first to exacerbate the situation in the fight was Sakai, who with a combination of blows forced Overim to retreat to the octagonal fence, where the Brazilian started working in the clinic, kneeling. True, the Dutchman took all the opponent’s blows in melee without noticeable torment and kept his patience. Overima’s best moment at the start of the fight came after Sakai fired a strong shot from his opponent’s right hand, falling for a moment.Sakai continued his offensive in the second and third rounds. In a couple of episodes, Sakai worked like a punching bag on an opponent forced to the fence, but Overim continued to be patient, withstood the pressure, and also responded to the clinic with knee and elbow blows. Overall, Sakai looked better in his stance, so in the middle of the third round, Overim decided to change his strategy and knocked down his opponent on octagonal boards, starting to work on the ground floor.By the time the fight began to take place on the ground floor, the weight cups were firmly in favor of Overim. With brutal ground and pound [sitieni pa zemē guļošu pretinieku] the Dutchman opened several wounds on the opponent’s face and confidently controlled Sakai, not allowing the Brazilian to get back on his feet. In the fourth round of the clinic, Overim missed an excellent blow to Sakai with his elbow, which opened a heavily bleeding wound on the Dutch forehead, but Overim’s blood later fell on Sakai’s own face – the Brazilian was knocked to the ground again, where Overim continued to make blows.By the end of the fourth round, Sakai was already noticeably emptied in the final fifth round, while Overim was fresher. The veteran again transferred the fight to the ground floor, where after several unanswered blows, the judge intervened to stop the fight. For Overim, this was his second victory in a row, while Sakai experienced his first failure in five battles since joining the UFC.It should be noted that a great knockout was recorded in the show’s second main fight [co-main event]. Veteran Ovins Saint-Prover (25-14) hit Alonzo Menifield’s (9-2) jaw uncovered with his left hand in a melee, with Menifield falling forward on octagonal boards.” UFC Fight Night 176 “resultsC.The winnerThe loserMethodRound1.Alistair OvereemAugusto SakaiTKO (elbows and punches)5 (0:26)2.Ovince St. PreuxAlonzo MenifieldKO (punch)2 (4:07)3.Michel PereiraI want ImadaevTechnical sub. (rear-naked choke)3 (4:39)4.Andre MunizBartosz FabinskiSubmission (armbar)1 (2:42)5.Brian KelleherRay RodriguezSubmission (guillotine choke)1 (0:39)6.Viviane AraujoMontana De La RosaDecision (unanimous)3 (5:00)7.Hunter AzureCole SmithDecision (unanimous)3 (5:00)last_img read more

‘We’re chasing quantity, not quality’ – Chelsea fans explain ‘perfect’ targets

first_img1 Chelsea, as reports continue to suggest, might not be finished in the summer transfer window.Last week Danny Drinkwater was said to be a target, now Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley have allegedly firmly joined the Leicester City midfielder on the Blues’ wish list.So how have Chelsea fans reacted to such speculation with their title defence days away from beginning?See what a selection have had to say on social media below… Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley are wanted by Chelsea before the close of the summer transfer window last_img