The 2013 SRT Viper has been revealed. Click here for all the official details.
The 2013 SRT Viper (formerly the 2013 Dodge Viper) is one of the most anticipated cars of the year, if not the decade. A few weeks ago, we got the first tantalizing teaser via DriveSRT’s Facebook page
, revealing just a little of the car’s front-end and in the process confirming that designers aren’t mucking around with the Viper’s DNA too much. Today, we get another teaser, though it's much less descriptive of the overall design.
Some of the visible details in the first teaser revealed a twin-hump roof design, possibly incorporated to aid aerodynamics, as well as a centrally-mounted intake on the hood, and a wide, hunkered-down stance. The new teaser looks like an air duct of some sort, trimmed in carbon fiber.
Not much else is known about the car except that it will get a new Stryker logo
and feature a newly-designed V-10 engine and will no longer carry the “Dodge” name in its title, hence the new 2013 SRT Viper moniker. SRT, which stands for Street and Racing Technology, is the go-fast division of the Chrysler group and is responsible for some scintillating performance machines like the Chrysler 300 SRT8
and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Note, the name isn’t the only major change being made. The previous Viper was known for its brutish driving dynamics, and that separated it from other performance models. With the new generation, SRT is looking to cast a wider net for potential buyers. You can take this as meaning that there will be more driver aids
, including advanced stability and traction control systems. You may recall Chrysler revealed last April that SRT was spotted testing the Viper in snowy conditions
The 2013 SRT Viper will be making its official world debut this April at the 2012 New York Auto Show before landing in showrooms towards the end of the year. However, unless you’re a loyal and dedicated long-term member of the Viper Club of America, you won’t be eligible
for the first batch of cars produced.
And you could be in for a long wait to get your hands on this new generation of American muscle. SRT is expecting first-year demand to far outstrip its ability to build a few thousand Vipers. Even 1994’s production quantity of 3,083 units (a record for the Viper) may not satisfy pent-up demand for the new 2013 model.