2013 SRT Viper
At the 2012 New York Auto Show, Dodge, and its kick-ass in-house tuning arm SRT, decided to unveil the new 2013 SRT Viper. After taking a few years off, the Viper is back and more bad-ass than ever. The new Viper has an updated design that still harkens back to the original back in the early nineties. The new carbon fiber roof, hood and decklid and aluminum doors make the car very light. This allows the 640 horse, 600 ft-lb of torque, 8.4 liter aluminum V10 to deliver a power to weight ratio in the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari F12 Berlinetta territory. This is one fast snake.
The Viper has always been a bare-bones car. No traction control, terrible seats, crappy interior and very little creature comforts. This new one changes all that. Dodge is sourcing the new Viper’s seats from the same company that provides the buckets for Ferrari. The interior is nicer too. Outside, the Viper has LED headlights and taillights that make it look even meaner. Far better that BMW’s Angel Eye headlights.
I’m sure it’ll be a blast to drive, even if it now comes with traction control. Hey Dodge, I’m ready when you are. This is Detroit’s opening salvo in the new super car war. Europe, I see your Aventador, F12 Berlinetta and V12 Vantage, and raise you a bad-ass snake. Next hand, the 2014 ‘Vette…