Monday, April 9, 2012

Unveiled: 2013 SRT Viper; ZR1 Killer?

Dodge SRT just unveiled the 2013 Viper at The New York Auto Show, and it was the highlight of the entire event.  Now the world hasn't seen a Viper from Dodge/SRT since the summer of 2010, and they have been working their tails off on this new model, and have honestly done an amazing job!

It's not the usual "brand new car," when they only moderately change up the front fascia; with the 2013 SRT Viper, they redesigned the car inside and out.

The new Viper is stunning.  The classic Viper-esque body style is still seen throughout the car, with much improved changes throughout the body, making it look like a more refined, stylized, futuristic, and do I dare say, luxurious Viper?

Ok, now lets talk about the numbers.  640 HP, 600 lb-ft. of torque, produced from a naturally aspirated 8.4 liter V10.  While it's not the most horsepower we've ever seen in a production vehicle, it is still a staggeringly amount of power all sent to those massive rear wheels.

The chassis was also updated with a stronger X-brace to make the car's rigidity 50% stronger than older Vipers in the past.  Traction and stability control were also added to help the driver keep this massively powerful car on the road.

Everything about this new Viper is looking very promising.  Will the new Viper beat out the monstrous Corvette ZR1?  Will it be any competition to the Ferrari 458, or the Aventador?   We'll just have to wait and see; can't wait!

Check out this video that Dodge just released, it's not very exciting, but it does show off the amazing design of the 2013 SRT Viper.  Enjoy!

source: autoblog/motortrend


  1. What a marvellous machine! It looks stunning, and it is far more head turning than the ZR1. I do not think it will be a proper match for the Aventador, but frankly, who cares? The Viper is all about lunacy, and the 8.4l is just about enough to confirm that it has been kept in place.

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