The 2013 SRT Viper sports car has finally unveiled, and it’s gorgeous!


The moment you all have been waiting for. After all the teaser and spy photos, we give you the new 2013 SRT Viper sports car! The new sports car looks beyond everything we had expected and imagined. It had erased all our doubts of what the new Viper will be like.

In the teaser and spy photos, we had skepticism of how the new 2013 SRT Viper sports car would look like, but from this unveiling, the new design and refinements make 2013 SRT Viper a true sports car to be contend with. All we can say is that the new design got soul of what a sports car should be like. This is a man’s sports car, from front to back.

The 2013 SRT Viper got totally redesigned from the front to back and inside out. Everything that was considered archaic had been redesigned. Outside the exterior front, we see new double-reversed air vents to help cool the engine bay while providing maximum down-force at high speeds. New headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights give the 2013 SRT Viper a unique look, but best of all about the front fascia is a more defined and aerodynamic bottom air scoop, which gives the SRT Viper a more luxurious and aggressive demeanor. We like!

So what’s under the hood in the new 2013 SRT Viper sports car? It is equipped with an updated 8.4-liter V-10 engine producing 640 horsepower at 6,150 rpm and 600 lb-ft of torque at 4,950 rpm. Now that is an awful lot of torque from a naturally aspirated sports car. The engine is mated to the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, which has been improved with a shorter throw shifter, closer gear ratios and a final drive ratio that has been shortened to 3.55 from 3.07. To transfer power to the payment, a new set of Pirelli P Zero Z-rated tires are commissioned for the high-power task, with massive 355 sizes in back and 295 up front.

The new 2013 SRT Viper is not just about big horsepower like its predecessor, which to some can be a painful ride with its stiff suspension and clutch. But in the new 2013 SRT Viper, it features a less stiffer chassis with more a comfortable and better ride handling. In addition, a stability and traction control system with the ability to turn off on a fly, is in place to help you through the twists and turns at high speeds. And for the first time ever, it gets cruise control as standard.

Besides the gorgeous design of the exterior, the new 2013 SRT Viper gets a new interior treatment as well. When compared to the old Viper’s interior, it is like day and night. The new interior is a whole lot more luxurious and modern. If you were blind folded and led to the interior of the SRT Viper, and opened your eyes, you would think that you’re inside a Ferrari supercar. Well, it is sort of, because the seats are from the same supplier used by Ferrari. But anyway, there is a seven-inch LCD screen directly in front of the driver that basically provides almost every vital information about the car. In a sense, the SRT Viper’s LCD mimics some of the features found on the LCD instrument panel of the Lexus LFA.

For entertainment, the SRT Viper is equipped with the new Chrysler’s 8.4-inch Uconnect Media Center, which consists a Harmon Kardon sound system. All and all, besides the gorgeous look, the new 2013 SRT Viper is leaner, more agile, and tamed. And we wouldn’t want it any other way. It took a long time for the 2013 SRT Viper to come out, but it came out just right. (4/5/2012)

Update: 10/1/2012

Chrysler is releasing details on the luxury and performance packages for the latest 2013 SRT Viper supercar, and it promises that you will have about 150,000 ways to build your very own unique Viper. There will be two versions available for the 2013 SRT Viper: the standard Viper and Viper GTS. But in terms of its styling, both versions are offered with eight wheel styles, eight exterior colors, two body stripe options available in four colors and five interior color combinations.

The luxury and performance packages available for the 2013 Viper SRT include: two available Harman Kardon surround sound audio systems, optional Nappa leather seats with Alcantara inserts, the $3,500 Track Package ( bigger brakes and a stiffer suspension system), the $2,500 Grand Touring Package (navigation, satellite/HD radio, cup holder, and backup camera), and the $7,500 GTS Laguna Interior Package with premium leather and Alcantara throughout the cabin. Or you can opt for the $15,500 GTS Launch Edition Package that comes with everything under the sun.

Update: 11/21/2012

The 2013 SRT Viper is available for order today. It is available in two versions: the base version is priced at $97,395 and the well-equipped GTS at $120,395. Both prices do not include a $1,995 destination charge. Performance wise, the Viper can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, and a top speed of 206 mph.

  • Katnap

    Damn fine car. So how much is it?