The 2013 SRT Viper

2013 SRT Viper official pricing announced - starting $15k less than the Corvette ZR1

The Chrysler Group has announced the pricing for the 2013 SRT Viper and the 2013 SRT Viper GTS with a starting price for the “base model” SRT Viper of $97,395 while the higher performance SRT Viper GTS carries a starting price of $120,395 – neither of which includes the $1,995 destination fee.

The 2013 SRT Viper is a whole new breed of supercar from the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 that came before it with more power, new high tech gadgetry to boost performance and an interior trim that is more proper of a car in the supercar class. While the older Vipers were all about going fast – questionably at the expense of luxury and comfort – the 2013 SRT Viper and Viper GTS are intended to offer better performance but also a more engaging driving experience. However, that power, technology and comfort comes with a cost.

The 2013 SRT Viper (shown on the right in yellow) begins with the new all aluminum 8.4L V10 engine, packing 640 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque carries a starting price of $97,395 plus the destination fee of $1,995 for a base price of $99,390. Aside from the retuned suspension and the 640 horsepower drivetrain, the 2013 SRT Viper packs a sleek new exterior and the refined interior while still offering what Chrysler calls “a blend of extreme performance and deliberate preservation of what has become the iconic DNA of the Viper”. In short, the basic SRT Viper packs a similar (yet higher performance) driving experience as the original Viper. However, this does not include the dual mode suspension system that should help make the new Viper one of the best handling supercars in all the world.

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