SRT Viper 2013 model debuts without Dodge badge
Chrysler has officially pulled the wraps off the 2013 Viper, except that they’ve decided to drop the “Dodge” name and turn “SRT” into a separate brand. So the SRT Viper, as it will be known, is out, boasting 640 hp and 813 Nm of torque from a front-midship naturally-aspirated 8.4-litre V10.
The 2013 SRT Viper also boasts a weight-to-power ratio of 2.23 kg per horsepower, besting other modern sports car such as the Lamborghini Aventador and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
A big X-brace up front helps the new platform with a 50% increase in rigidity over the last Viper. The 2013 Viper is fitted with stability control, fully defeatable, along with Pirelli P-Zero Z-rated tyres that were designed specifically for the Viper, 295-width up front and a ridiculous 355-width in the back. Three different wheels will be available, with five or six spokes in polished, matte-black or gloss-black finishes, along with special lightweight wheels available as part of the SRT Track Package.
Two models will be available, namely the standard SRT and the GTS. The GTS adds features such as a two-mode active suspension and interior luxuries.
Inside, the Viper comes with seats from Sabelt, suppliers for Ferrari, and a customisable 7-inch LCD screen within the gauges. Chrysler’s 8.4-inch Uconnect Media Center is also included, as is a Harmon Kardon sound system. Even cruise control and power windows are standard.
To establish SRT’s racing credentials, the Viper will return to the American Le Mans Series in 2012 with a two-car team. The car will even appear in the Forza Motorsport 4 video game.