The 2013 SRT Viper GTS

The GTS is back - introducing the 2013 SRT Viper & Viper GTS (video)

The automotive world has known for ages now that the 2012 New York International Auto Show would introduce the world to the next generation of the fabled Dodge Viper-turned SRT Viper but when the press conference ended just a few minutes ago, the world was not introduced to one but rather three new versions of the gorgeous 2013 SRT Viper – the standard Viper, the Viper GTS and the new Viper GTS-R race car.

The rebirth of an American legend
SRT brand CEO and President Ralph Gilles began the presentation by walking the media in attendance and the millions watching around the world through the reinvented supercar, pointing out special aspects of the 2013 SRT Viper like the low curb weight of just 3,354lbs (100lbs lighter than the 2010 Viper) and the output of the 8.4L V10 engine – now producing 640 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque. A new frame featuring an x-brace, magnesium supports and loads of high strength steel, the 2013 SRT Viper chassis is 50% stiffer than the 2010 models which, when combined with the low curb weight and the increase in power should allow the 2013 Viper to stake its claim as one of the best performing cars in the world. Most importantly, Gilles stressed that the 2013 SRT Viper was designed in Auburn Hills and it will be built at the Detroit Connor Avenue – accentuating the authenticity of this truly American supercar.

“The SRT Viper model is meant to offer a perfect blend of extreme performance and a deliberate preservation of what has become the iconic DNA of the Viper,” Gilles added. “We strove to deliver a supercar that continues to bring the driver as close as possible to the machine.”

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