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Battle of American supercars
This week’s installment of ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’ includes three iconic American sports cars – one from each of the Big Three.
You’d think it would be hard to miss the new 2014 SRT Viper Time Attack at the New York Auto Show. After all, it’s a bright orange American supercar. Perhaps it was the lack of a press conference or press release, or maybe it was the fact that it sat high on a pedestal and was out of reach; either way, it didn’t garner the attention it probably should have.
SRT’s only product – the Viper – is getting a middle-of-the-road value bundle meant to improve performance.
It appears that a track-focused Viper ACR is under development for the new fourth-generation car and could debut sometime next year.
With all the hype around the 2013 SRT Viper, it might be surprising how little coverage the car’s delayed arrival is getting.
Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend, but thankfully it wasn’t a fire-breather. The Mayans were flat-out wrong; their doomsday prophecy was about as accurate as Bernie Madoff’s promise of a sound investment opportunity.
Still, the year brought other significant stories. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland discovered a subatomic particle consistent with the legendary Higgs boson. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, passed away, and in a brutal political battle Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States.
Of course the automotive industry made its share of headlines throughout the year. Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 stories from the past 12 months.
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.
He still isn’t the “director of excitement,” but SRT CEO Ralph Gilles has a pretty cool job.
As of today, SRT Performance dealerships are now taking orders for the 2013 SRT Viper.