We now have a few more details from the man charged with overseeing its design, Chrysler’s chief of design and CEO of the Dodge brand, Ralph Gilles.
Speaking with Automotive News, Gilles described the new Viper as “drop-dead beautiful” and capable of luring customers of Porsche and the Chevrolet Corvette.
He went on to reveal that its styling is inspired by a “naked woman on the beach,” which you can take as meaning it will have plenty of voluptuous curves and the utmost attention to detail.
This latter element will be key in the car successfully competing with its intended targets at Porsche though sales levels won’t be too high. The 2013 Dodge Viper has to be profitable but sales volumes aren’t a priority, Gilles explained.
The final tidbit of info Gilles revealed was that the new Viper will also be sold in Europe in small numbers.
[Automotive News, sub req’d]