Chevrolet’s Corvette won the first battle
of a war that we’re sure will ensue for many years to come, and that’s the track lap time feud between the bowtie-badged sports car and the new Viper from the SRT camp.
SRT has since retaliated with its 2014 Viper TA
, where the TA stands for, you guessed it, Time Attack.
No extra power is offered on this model, though it gets some uprated suspension, a lighter curb weight and a host of extras.
The car is based on the standard Viper and not the better-equipped GTS
. In designing it, engineers revised the suspension settings to refocus the Viper specifically for track duty, using a blend of components from the GTS and the SRT portfolio.
Beyond the performance upgrades, the rest of the TA kit is essentially aesthetic, with black anodized brake calipers wearing a Crusher Orange Viper logo, a matching Crusher Orange paint job for the exterior, and matte black Sidewinder II wheels.
With no additional power onboard, the Viper’s 8.4-liter V-10 delivers its standard 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
No performance numbers have been released, though we should know them once production of the car gets underway at the Viper’s Conner Avenue Assembly plant in the third quarter of this year.
Sadly, only 33 examples of this beauty will be built.
For our complete coverage on the latest SRT Viper, click here
, and for more from the 2013 New York Auto Show, click here