2013 SRT VIPER
"I want the new Viper to be a more forgiving car to drive and accessible to more people. We've never had stability control on a high-performance car, which is about to happen on the new car." ~ Ralph Gilles
Its back! After a whole year of suspense in 2011, Chrysler Group have brought back the Snake, with even more Venom added to it. 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque from a front/mid-mounted 8.4-liter V10 and the best power-to-weight ratio of any Viper ever built. Price? a whooping $137,000. This is the 5th generation.
It has an all-new carbon fiber roof, decklid, and door panels aluminum has helped give the car an impressive drag coefficient of 0.364. That's Impressive!
The Viper has enjoyed a successful racing heritage that began in 1996 with the first Dodge Viper racing entry, the original GTS-R, which earned five international GT championships and the 1997-1999 FIA GT championships. It also posted an amazing overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2000 - the first for a production-based American car.
The first of this street car from SRT is thus intended for the 2013 Viper's return to the American Le Mans Series in 2012, fielding a two-car team driven by Dominik Farnbacher, Marc Goossens, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Kuno Wittmer. For the gaming buddies, SRT has worked with the Forza Motorsport 4 crew to make sure the 2013 SRT Viper is available as DLC.
The Viper's interior has also faced a new touch with seats from Sabelt the guys who also supply Ferrari with their seats and a seven-inch LCD screen directly in front of the driver, the seating position is 20 mm lower for more room and enhanced performance-driving ergonomics. Seat travel is extended by 90 mm overall, which enables expanded seating options from a more rearward positioned bulkhead. Chrysler's stellar 8.4-inch Uconnect Media Center and a Harmon Kardon sound system.
The Viper has received a new exhaust system with cast aluminum with sill-mounted exhaust bezels but most impressive is the LED taillamps that integrate stop-and-turn illumination in one element.
SPECIFICATIONS: 2013 SRT Viper
|Curb weight||est 3300 lb|
|Weight dist w/ driver||49/51|
|Track f/r||62.9 in./61.0 in.|
|Trunk space||14.7 cu. ft.|
|Suspension f/r||upper & lower A-arms, coil spring, (elec. adj. on GTS) tube shocks, anti-roll bar|
|Wheels||Forged aluminum; 18 x 10.5 f, 19 x 13 r|
|Tires||Pirelli P Zero; 295/30ZR-18 f, 355/30ZR-19 r|
|Brakes||14.0-in. vented rotors w/4-piston Brembo calipers|
|Engine||8.4-liter ohv V-10|
|Horsepower||640 bhp @ 6150 rpm|
|Torque||600 lb-ft @ 4950 rpm|
|Top speed||est 206 mph|
SRT Viper will be built in the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, MI (late 2012)