2013 Dodge Viper SRT Steals New York Auto ShowBy: Richard Stalker - April 4, 2012
We knew it was coming, what we didn’t know is how much the Dodge Viper still had the ability to take our breaths away.
The massive 8.4-liter V10 motor sends a 640 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic is not available. Unlike previous Vipers, this time around the power is tempered by traction and stability control, with a steering wheel-mounted launch control feature, but it can all be turned off for drivers looking for ultimate thrills.
The interior has also gotten an upgrade with LCD displays and and infotainment center, but it will be interesting to see if they have dealt with the “oven from hell” problem that the cabin of the old Vipers suffered. It use to get so hot that a lot of owners couldn’t drive it during the summer. It was also extremely loud!
To top it off, SRT also announced that it will be campaigning the new Viper in the American Le Mans Series! Maybe we can bring back some glory to American muscle cars that Mustangs and Corvettes cant offer.