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The new 2013 Viper from SRT marks the return of the snake after a two-year hiatus, and the very first production Viper rolled off the assembly line on December 5, 2013 at the brand’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant.
As of today, SRT Performance dealerships are now taking orders for the 2013 SRT Viper.
Generally, cars are slightly more expensive in Canada then they are in the United States, but contrary to the trend, the SRT Viper GTS actually costs $400 less if you purchase it north of the border.
The all new SRT Viper was revealed today at the 2012 New York Auto Show, along with an announcement from Chrysler that a race focused GTS-R will be returning to the American Le Mans racing series in 2012.
The GTS-R will be a non-street legal Viper, and will be backed by an SRT factory team in the Le Mans series. “Racing has been a significant part of the illustrious history of Viper not only with wins on the track, but also in the continued development of the street cars – and our new 2013 SRT Viper models are proof of those lessons learned,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of SRT.
In the picture, what appears to be a carbon fiber hood scoop is shown, although the shot is so close-up and indistinct it could almost be anything off of the newest generation American supercar.
The teaser was released on the DriveSRT facebook page, and is getting a lot of attention. The detailed shot has ignited a guessing game as to what the picture is showing, with some fans saying its a hood scoop, a rear differential cooling vent, a carbon fiber cupholder, and even a carbon fiber exhaust tip.
Think you know what it is? Let us know in the comments section below.
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.