2012 New York Auto Show
Now that the 2013 SRT Viper (no more Dodge Viper) has finally made its debut, here are the important details. It still has an 8.4-liter V10, but it now generates 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The other big number? 3,297. That's the Viper's curb weight when equipped with the optional Track Pack. Standard models will tip the scales at 3,354 pounds. Thank a multitude of carbon fiber and aluminum body panels for the bulk of the weight reduction, although the engine has been slimmed down by 28 pounds as well.
Its all-new frame is said to be 50 percent stiffer than before and it rides on a set of specially developed Pirelli tires that measure 355mm wide out back and 295mm in front. It has standard launch control and stability control, both of which can be fully turned off. An adjustable suspension will also be available.
There will be two versions this time around – a more aggressive, stripped-down base model and a loaded GTS. The GTS will get unique wheels, the adjustable suspension, a slightly different hood and leather interior trim. Both models will use seats developed by the same supplier used by Ferrari, so there's at least some Italian blood in this snake.