Jay Leno falls in love with the 2013 SRT Viper [Video]
Jay Leno has a garage full of over 100 cars and the same number of motorcycles in his collection. But he has a special place in his heart for the Viper. In this weeks edition of Jay Leno’s Garage, he gets to talk to the Director of Marketing and the Head of Design at SRT, and they brought along the original SRT Viper GTS that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show.
Leno has been a fan of the Viper for twenty years and owns one of the first 1993 Dodge Viper models that was produced. The car is an icon with its 400 horsepower engine and unique design. He also owns a Blue 1996 Dodge Viper coupe with white racing stripes. It’s no secret that Leno loves cars, but you can tell from the 12 minute video below that the television host and comedian has a special love for the Viper.
Leno talks with SRT design chief and SRT head of marketing
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS that has been featured on the cover of thousands of magazine’s and on the internet was brought to Jay Leno’s Garage for the show. Beth Paretta, who is the Director of Marketing and Operations SRT, and Mark Trostle, Head of Design SRT brought the car for Leno to inspect.
Leno has a hard time containing his enthusiasm for the SRT Viper GTS and who could blame him. The supercar as Leno points out, is about a third of the cost of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, yet it has all the power and technology of the world’s fastest supercars. The 2013 SRT Viper comes with a 8.4-liter V-10 engine pumping out 640 horsepower and 600 lb. ft. of torque to propel it down the track. The car is light and weights in at just under 3300 pounds.