Apr 9th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The 2013 Viper has been revealed and if you were worried that the Chrysler supercar would be a huge departure from the venomous snake we all first fell in love with in 1992, don’t. The 2013 Viper is instantly recognizable as the child of the Viper that first debuted 20 years ago. Unlike it’s now-legal-to-drink ancestor, the 2013 Viper won’t wear the Dodge name. Keeping with the theme of taking the Dodge name off of all of the desirable vehicles that started with Ram becoming its own brand, Chrysler has decided to give the Viper the nominal branding of SRT.
The 2013 SRT Viper will use a mid-engine 8.4-liter V10 engine (located in front of the driver’s compartment, unlike mid-engine rivals from Italy and Germany) that makes 640-hp and 600 lb.-ft of torque. Official weight figures aren’t available yet, but Chrysler claims the new Viper weighs 100 pounds less than the last model.
A new carbon fiber and aluminum body gives the 2013 Viper a drag coefficient of .364.
Stability control, ABS and traction control all combine to make the new 2013 SRT Viper much more non-professional-driver friendly. That means that if you hit the lottery, the Viper is now in legitimate competition with the Lamborghinis and Ferraris for cars you could hop into and drive today.
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