Full details of the 2013 SRT Viper were unveiled at the New York Motor Show in April, but release dates and pricing were, and still are, to be released.
In the meantime though, SRT have released a photo of a new prototype, which they say has “passed its dry-track stability control testing with flying colours”. The photo carries significance because it is the first time we’ve seen the famous stripes running from front to back on the new car. Although the pre-production unit on display in New York looked fantastic in metallic candy apple red, it was missing a little something and SRT seemed to have answer many silent prayers.
As a refresher, the 2013 SRT Viper will be available in two trim levels, standard or GTS, and will be powered by a 8.4-litre V10 producing 470 kW and 813 Nm of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated engine in the world. The 2013 SRT Viper gets a re-engineered version of the Tremec 6-speed manual found in the previous generation Viper. Many areas of the chassis have been redesigned; not only to increase rigidity, but also to reduce weight by nearly 45 kg. Standard equipment includes electronic traction and stability control, four-channel ABS and 352 mm disc brakes with four-piston Brembo aluminum calipers all around.