2013 SRT Viper
The Dodge Viper legacy lives on. 2013 SRT Viper is the new name of the new V10 monster introduced at NY Auto Show. Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology Brand said to the press: “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”
Offered in two forms: a regular hardtop and GTS coupe, the fifth generation is lighter by some 100 lbs than its predecessor with the hood, roof, hatch, and door sills beeing now carbon fiber. The doors are aluminum, while the fenders and bumpers are reinforced plastic. It also features a better wight distribution and updated rear suspension and a 8.4-liter V10 engine under the hood. The new Viper V10 engine can produce 640 hp and torque a monster 600 lb-ft. It has the most torque of any naturally aspirated engine in a street legal production car. The viper have a new, ultra-high flow and lightweight composite intake manifold, high-strength forged pistons, sodium-filled exhaust valves, new catalysts to reduce back pressure and an aluminum flywheel that reduces reciprocating losses. Stability control is now mandated by law, so for the first time ever, it’s standard on the Viper.
The interior is also revamped including high quality materials and stitching everywhere and a pair of Sabelt racing seats with lightweight Kevlar/Fiberglass shells.\ for the driver and passenger. The leather, the designers say, is of the same quality demanded by Bentley and Lamborghini and the center console and shifter have been lowered an inch for comfort and ease of shifting. Great news for tall people too: the seat travel is now greater (about 90mm) allowing them to drive the new 2013 Viper model too.
As allways since 1995, the 2013 SRT Viper will be hand assembled in Detroit. The base price is estimated around $95,000
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