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After a three-year vacation from the market, the Dodge SRT Viper returns for 2013 with all of the things that made the original car memorable. It’s in-your-face styling has been updated, but not significantly changed, and a modernized V-10 still lurks under its lengthy expanse of hood.

Thanks to federal regulations requiring features like electronic stability control and traction control, the 2013 Viper is more forgiving of errors than the car it replaces. That’s not to say it’s been defanged, since owners still have the ability to turn off stability control completely, should they feel the urge to tempt fate or raise their insurance rates. If the previous generation of Viper was the automotive equivalent of a meat cleaver, the 2013 Dodge SRT Viper is a razor-honed and polished meat cleaver, fitted with a carbon fiber handle.

The improvements to the new car are noticeable, inside and out. There’s more attention to detail, and an obvious step up in fit and...
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UPDATEVivid Racing SRT Viper Heads To SEMA With Plenty Of Carbon Fiber

Vivid Racing's SRT Viper should make quite an impression at the 2013 SEMA show. Read Update

UPDATESRT Drivers Look Back At Viper's Return To Le Mans: Video

Here's what the drivers learned from this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Read Update

UPDATESRT Viper GT3-R Ready For Race Day, Priced From $459,000

You can now order a special race-ready version of the 2013 SRT Viper. Read Update

UPDATE2013 SRT Viper Hits The Drag Strip: Video

A 2013 SRT Viper recently covered the quarter mile in 11.1 seconds at 127.4 mph. Read Update

UPDATE2013 SRT Viper GTS-R At Sebring Winter Test: Gallery

The 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R will again contend the American Le Mans Series before heading to the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours in France. Read Update

UPDATEWatch The 2013 SRT Viper Being Built: Video

Production of the 2013 SRT Viper can be seen taking place at Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly plant. Read Update

UPDATE2013 SRT Viper #001 Rolls Off Conner Avenue Assembly Line: Video

The 2013 SRT Viper has officially entered production. The rest of the supercar world is on notice--at least when it comes to lap times. Read Update

UPDATE2013 SRT Viper: Best Car To Buy 2013 Nominee

The 2013 SRT Viper is up for our Best Car To Buy award, but can its on-track performance outweigh its slightly crude road manners? Read Update

 
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