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 |  Jul 14 2013, 2:32 PM

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This week’s installment of ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’ includes three iconic American sports cars – one from each of the Big Three.

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 |  Jun 20 2013, 1:42 PM

The SRT Viper GT3-R is collaboration between Chrysler Group’s

For those interested in more than shredding tires against asphalt out on the public roads, Chrysler’s SRT performance division has launched a Le Mans-grade spec race car to the masses… for $459,000.

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 |  May 29 2013, 8:02 AM

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A custom one-off 2013 SRT Viper GTS is crossing the auction block in the near future with its proceeds benefiting the Sons of Italy Foundation.

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 |  May 08 2013, 2:01 PM

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The SRT Viper GTS-R race car returned to the American Le Mans race series last year, and the brand is releasing a series of mini documentaries highlighting the car’s first and second season back on the track.

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 |  Apr 30 2013, 12:07 PM

2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe

You may have heard that the Dodge Viper is a car that wants to kill you, but in at least two cases that might actually be true.

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 |  Apr 16 2013, 7:31 AM

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The first thing anyone notices about a car is its paint color, which is why it’s so important for a new brand like SRT to get it right.

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 |  Apr 10 2013, 7:31 AM

2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition

When SRT first revealed the more expensive Viper GTS model, the American automaker expected that it would only get a handful of orders. Turns out they were a bit on the pessimistic side.

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 |  Mar 27 2013, 6:13 PM

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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.

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 |  Mar 18 2013, 3:51 PM

2014 SRT Viper TA (Time Attack)

SRT’s only product – the Viper – is getting a middle-of-the-road value bundle meant to improve performance.

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 |  Feb 25 2013, 8:01 AM

It appears that a track-focused Viper ACR is under development for the new fourth-generation car and could debut sometime next year.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 12:35 PM

Chrysler is announcing today that it will add 4,278 Dodge Vipers ranging from the 2003 to 2004 model year to a previous recall affecting the Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 5:45 PM

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 2013 SRT Viper is almost certain to be offered as a convertible. Despite that, SRT brand boss Ralph Gilles is still playing coy.

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 |  Feb 04 2013, 3:44 PM

Chrysler’s exclusive attitude about which dealers will be allowed to sell the SRT Viper doesn’t seem to have thinned the lineup for certification much. In fact, the roster is almost full.

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 |  Feb 01 2013, 2:32 PM

Two factory backed SRT Viper GTS-Rs will be competing at this year’s 24 hours of Le Mans, marking the return of the brand to the iconic French race.

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 |  Jan 28 2013, 8:13 AM

Chrysler has announced that it has no plans to sell the SRT Viper in Europe, including in Europe where parent-company Fiat resides. 

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 |  Jan 21 2013, 11:39 AM

With all the hype around the 2013 SRT Viper, it might be surprising how little coverage the car’s delayed arrival is getting.

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 2:18 PM

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.

 |  Dec 19 2012, 6:45 PM

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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 |  Dec 18 2012, 6:45 PM

He still isn’t the “director of excitement,” but SRT CEO Ralph Gilles has a pretty cool job.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 1:01 PM

It’s a spectacular mix of old and new: the 2013 SRT Viper is back with more power and sex appeal than ever.

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 |  Nov 12 2012, 7:01 PM

As of today, SRT Performance dealerships are now taking orders for the 2013 SRT Viper. 

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 7:35 AM

Shoehorning a Viper V10 engine with 650 hp into the engine bay of the Dodge Charger is something that belongs at the 2012 SEMA Show. And that’s exactly what the Dodge Charger Juiced concept is.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 1:48 PM

Few drivers on a power hunt would find fault with Dodge’s gas-chugging 6.4-liter SRT8, but the cars at the SEMA Show rarely concern “most” drivers and this is no exception.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 1:04 PM

A pleasant surprise greeted us in the Mopar booth at the 2012 SEMA Show; an SRT Viper modified by none other than famed Italian tuning house, Abarth.

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