Call it what you want and remember it how you will, but SRT is recognizing the Plymouth Prowler as a significant forefather to much of its current line.
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As of today, SRT Performance dealerships are now taking orders for the 2013 SRT Viper.
We hit the show floor with our cameras to give you all a first look, but now SRT has released its own collection of videos that they’ve most certainly been holding tightly for a very long time. When SRT sought out to create its fifth-generation Viper, they naturally wanted to build the best Viper yet. The following videos detail what the engineering and design team went through and clearly they are proud of what they accomplished.
The 8.4L V10-powered Viper packs 640-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque and we can’t wait to experience it firsthand.
Check out all the videos on the all-new SRT Viper below:
The SRT Viper debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this week and has become the new, hot, and trending topic since then. As with any vehicle debut, there’s mixed emotions and opinions about it, but overall the reception on the SRT Viper is that it’s a success.
But for most automotive enthusiasts, the new SRT Viper will be an unobtainable vehicle and many will never have the opportunity to drive one. That is unless you own an Xbox 360 and a copy of Forza Motorsport 4. The 2013 SRT Viper will be hitting the virtual racing world long before it will even hit the streets of America.
It is believed that the SRT Viper will be added as a downloadable content (DLC) sometime this summer, well ahead of the Viper’s 2013 sale date. Powered by an 8.4L V10 powerplant with 640-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, the new SRT Viper also features a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.
Watch a video of the 2013 SRT Viper in action in Forza Motorsport 4 after the break.
The most highly anticipated reveal of the 2012 NY Auto Show did not disappoint. Sure it’s has a remarkably similar 8.4-liter V10 engine with 640 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, but that’s hardly something to complain about.
The rest of the all-new Viper is wildly new, however, with some rather Ferrari-inspired styling (the red paint doesn’t hurt), as well as premium interior components. The car also weighs 100 lbs less thanks to carbon fiber hood, roof and trunk, not to mention carbon fiber racing seats.
GALLERY: 2013 SRT Viper
To learn more about the new SRT Viper and to get a closer look watch the video below:
As we wait with bated breath to see if the SRT Viper will get another teaser image leak, we can also look forward to the actual reveal at the upcoming 2012 New York Auto Show, which SRT will broadcast live online.
The debut is planned for April 4, when we will be in New York live to report the event. Since most people don’t have press passes, SRT decided to do the public a solid and broadcast the unveil for everyone to see.
Just think — in a week’s time shenanigans like the Hot Wheels leak of the SRT Viper will be irrelevant as we get a look at the actual car. For now, join us in watching the Facebook page which might release a teaser later tonight if enough people care to “like” it, though given the rate those clicks are accumulating, it seems unlikely.
We’re all anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2013 SRT Viper by Dodge, scheduled to debut in April at the New York International Auto Show. Until then, all that SRT (or Dodge) has done is tease us with images of the upcoming model. Toy maker Hot Wheels may, however, have just accidentally revealed the new Viper.
Hot Wheels released a list of thumbnail preview images of its upcoming toy cars and mixed in all of it was what they titled as a ’13 Viper. And while skeptics might believe that they took a little liberty in determining the design of their toy car, Hot Wheels has a reputation of generating very accurate models.
It is without a doubt what many would envision the next-generation Viper to look like – aggressive, sleek body lines, without abandoning the traditional and infamous shape of the Viper model. Either way, it’s the best that we can get and it will be rather interesting just how accurate this model toy car image is to the real thing.
DriveSRT posted a sign on their Facebook fan page last week saying they would release a teaser of the 2013 SRT Viper if the number of “likes” they got exceeded 10,000 before February 1.
Needless to say, it did so without much difficulty. We published an article last Friday talking about the fan page. The Viper’s return is sure to be one of the more exciting things to happen this year. We’re extremely eager to see how the 8.4-liter, 600 hp V-10 we saw in 2010 has evolved. Dodge cars are seeing some serious changes, like the 2013 Dart, under new owner Fiat.
It’s been a good thing: according to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler is expected to report its first annual net profit since 1997 at $600 million. That said, we’re curious to see how much of the raw America spirit the Viper maintains.
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
GALLERY: SRT Viper Teaser
If there’s really such a thing as car porn, then DriveSRT is the fluffer. They’re offering to release a teaser video of the 2013 SRT Viper if their Facebook fan page gets 10,000 hits before February 1.
Enthusiasts are aware, but in case you somehow missed it, Dodge discontinued the Viper in 2010 because of money problems to much hissing by the automotive community.
While any information on the iconic car is a titillating promise, we’re starting to feel a little teased. As of publication, their page had well over 10,000 “Likes” and that number grew larger every time we tapped the refresh button.
The 2013 Viper is one of the more exciting releases slated for this year and we’re feeling as impatient as a high school senior on prom night. The page says they are “racing towards 10,000 fans” and that they will unlock something that will hint at the lines before the official unveiling in April.
We’re not sure if they mean that this “unlocking” will happen on February 1, or if they’re just taking their sweet time on giving up the goods. Your best bet is to check the page frequently, though we’ll be doing the same and letting everyone know as soon as we get a glimpse.
Now that it’s confirmed that Dodge is producing the 2013 Viper at its Conner Avenue plant, Chrysler corp decided to shake things up by announcing the new Viper will be known as the “2013 SRT Viper” and not as the “2013 Dodge Viper”.
That’s right, after a brief hiatus of production, Dodge decided to drop its own namesake from the American muscle car. And this isn’t really the first time they’ve attempted such, as Chrysler has made previous efforts to spin off the Viper to its own standalone car brand.
It all makes sense given the notoriety behind the Viper, and Dodge’s focus on looking more economical and fuel efficient for Chrysler to leave the V10 super car of its portfolio. Either way, we don’t think anyone really cares what it’s called so long as it’s still a Viper – the more interesting thing is whether or not Dodge has more SRT models in the work.
The Conner Avenue Assembly Plant has been sitting idle since production on Dodge’s Viper ended back in July of 2010. But with the next generation Viper on the horizon as a 2013 model, Chrysler not only reopens a plant giving much-needed jobs, but America’s ultimate sports car will live on being produced exclusively in Motor City.
Current Chrysler hourly employees who previous worked at Conner will have the first opportunity to return, while the balance of the positions will be filled by hourly employees volunteering to transfer to the Conner plant. Chrysler Group will also begin transforming the Conner plant by integrating World Class Manufacturing (WCM), a system focused on reducing waste and continually making improvements towards quality and productivity.