2013 SRT® Viper – The Return of the Snake
Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) brand’s flagship performance machine returns with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts
- Two new models include SRT® Viper and SRT Viper GTS
- All-aluminum, mid-engine 8.4-liter V-10 delivers an estimated 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world
- Chassis enhancements bring 50 percent improvement in torsional stiffness
- Triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper best power-to-weight ratio
- Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and new 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
- All-new, innovative interior designs set new standards with premium materials, new technologies and superior craftsmanship
- All-new carbon-fiber and aluminum skin is sculpted for high-speed stability and a slippery .364 drag coefficient (Cd)
- Timeless exterior design incorporates iconic Viper styling cues with a contemporary execution
April 4, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The all-new 2013 SRT® Viper was unveiled to the world today at the New York International Auto Show, marking its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.The fifth generation of the iconic two-seat, American-built supercar has been deliberately evolved to incorporate superior craftsmanship, a host of new technologies and ergonomic improvements while respecting its visceral legacy of outright performance.“After a gut-wrenching period of uncertainty, the Street and Racing Technology brand team is extremely proud that our hand-built in Detroit, flagship supercar is back and ready to take on the performance car world,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “Beyond being the flagship for the new SRT brand, the launch of the 2013 Viper proves that we simply would not let the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die. Willed to live on by a very special group of performance enthusiasts inside the company and across Viper Nation, this SRT team under our new leadership was challenged to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to create a world-class supercar that would showcase the very best we have to offer.”
Nissan’s 2013 Altima replacement has leaked ahead of the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Their bread-and-butter replacement boasts what they claim is a segment-beating 38mpg highway rating from a warmed-over 2.5L 4-cylinder engine (the 3.5L VQ V6 returns unchanged). Most importantly, the interior is thoroughly refreshed. Take a gander at the full release below, along with a couple more photos.
Porsche will be bringing their second-generation Cayenne diesel to the U.S. for the first time for 2013. It will debut at New York alongside the already-revealed 2013 Boxster. Why does it matter? 240hp and 406 lb-ft, that’s why. No EPA figures yet. Full release below. Read More
SSL and TTAC are headed to the New York Auto Show this week to bring you all the latest show news. Derek has already posted some great preview information over at TTAC, and we’ll do your best to keep you apprised of any late additions, changes and rumors as we enter the final few days before the media preview.
Stay tuned for all the latest info, including the debut of the 2013 SRT Viper, a long-time SSL favorite. Follow us at @SpeedSportLife for live coverage and check out TTAC for your up-to-the-minute model introductions. As always, we’ll have a wrap-up gallery here at SSL by the end of the week.
New York marks the end of auto show season, but we’ll be here all year to bring you all the latest reviews, racing news and industry developments, including some exciting road and track tests in April and May. Stay tuned, readers. 2012 is just getting started.
In case you missed it on Facebook last night, here is the 2013 SRT Viper teaser that DriveSRT shared with fans last night around Midnight. SRT says this is the only glimpse we’ll get of the 2013 SRT Viper before it gets unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show in April. There isn’t a lot to see here but from the teaser you can tell they’ve definitely tried to keep it true to form. This is the most anticipated car of the 2012 auto show season here at S:S:L and Byron Hurd will be on the ground to get up close and personal.