According to the Detroit News reports that Chrysler officials confirmed the production of the 2013 Dodge Viper, which will hit dealer showrooms by the summer of 2012. In addition, Chrysler also confirmed that the 2013 Dodge Viper will not be based on the Alfa’s supercar like the rumors had suggested.
Dodge CEO, Ralph Gilles, said that the new Viper “is not based on anything else” and any similarity with the Alfa is unintentional. He also added,“Where the cabin is, relative to the wheels, is unique. The Viper cabin is very rearward and the hood is very long. Few cars in the industry are designed with those proportions anymore.” Ralph Gilles also reassured that “there won’t be a part of the car that’s untouched” and that the 2013 Viper will be “a more forgiving car to drive and accessible to more people”. Though he ended short of expressing whether or not the outdated 640 horsepower V10 will make it through the vehicle’s revival.
Whatever the case, the new 2013 will be more tamed and comfortable to drive than the previous generation, which was an unforgiving beast to drive. At this point, the number of cylinders and how much horsepower it will produce still remain a unknown.