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The 2013 Dodge Viper could pack an 8.7 liter V10

The Chrysler Group has done a masterful job of keeping the 2013 Dodge Viper under wraps, with just a few spyshots and some teaser releases about upcoming technology but according to the Mopar aficionados at Allpar.com, when the 2013 Dodge Viper hits the streets next year it could pack a new 8.7 liter version of the V10 engine.

One of Allpar’s many unnamed sources with the Chrysler Group informed them that when the 2013 Dodge Viper is unveiled, it will pack a new version of the fabled Viper V10 that will measure 8.7 liters. With a cubic inch displacement around 530, the 2013 Viper could carry the biggest engine ever offered in a production vehicle from the Chrysler Group and based on the output of the previous 8.4L V10 engine of 71.42hp per liter, this engine would produce power in the range of 625 horsepower – if not a whole lot more.

Along with the news of a larger V10 in the 2013 Dodge Viper, SRT group CEO has already confirmed that the next generation Dodge supercar would include some driver aides previously unavailable on the Viper. The biggest competition for the Viper is the Corvette ZR1, which includes a high tech stability and traction control while the Viper has always had a reputation of being a beast to drive but with the 2013 Viper, we can expect items like an advanced stability and traction control system along with the possibility of an adjustable suspension system. The SRT group recently launched an adjustable suspension system on the 2012 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT8 along with the Chrysler 300C SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. The 2013 Viper will very likely include a similar-yet-more advanced system to build on the incredible driving dynamics of the previous Viper.

Even though the current Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR does not offer the high tech suspension system and driver’s aides that the Corvette ZR1 includes, this hasn’t stopped the Viper from claiming and reclaiming multiple track records around the world – most recently including the famed Nürburgring in Germany. Should the 2013 Dodge Viper receive a more advanced suspension system, a refined chassis design and an 8.7L V10 with power well north of 600hp, the Viper could set the bar for the entire global supercar industry.

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Chrysler’s SRT brand could offer supercharged 2013 models

Source: Allpar.com

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