2013 SRT Viper Designed to be a Convertible: CEO Says

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.

Gilles wrote through his Twitter account today that “nothing is confirmed” about a soft-top version. He also said the chassis is “more than capable” in the same tweet.

The comment came after a story on Ward’s Auto was published discussing Chrysler’s halo car coming as a convertible.

“The car was designed to be a convertible,” he said to Ward’s Auto. “Under the skin is a convertible chassis. It’s already there – the stiffness is there. It’s extremely easy should that come, but we’re not in any rush.”

Despite not being in a rush, he also said SRT won’t wait as long as Dodge did in 2003 when it took four years for the Viper to come as a hard top after debuting as a convertible. Viper fans likely know that until now, the product cycle came in the opposite order.

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[Source: Ward’s Auto]

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