April 4, 2012 12:34 PM
It’s been said there’s a broken heart for every light
on Broadway, and starting today in New York City, the 2013 SRT®
Viper is set to break the hearts of those wishing they could drive
off with the iconic hand-built supercar, as Viper marks Chrysler
Group’s return to the high-performance sports car
The all-new SRT® Viper was unveiled to the world today at the
New York International Auto Show, and this fifth generation Viper
has incorporated superior craftsmanship and a host of new
technologies while respecting the legacy the vehicle has earned
over the past 20 years.
“The Street and Racing Technology brand team is extremely
proud that our hand-built in Detroit, flagship supercar is back and
ready to take on the performance car world,” said Ralph
Gilles, President and CEO – Street and Racing Technology
Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “(Our SRT team)
was challenged to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to
create a world-class supercar that would showcase the very best we
have to offer.”
For the 2013 model year, two new models of the iconic supercar will
be hand built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit
– the home for Viper since 1995. Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper
GTS models offer new interior and exterior designs.
The vehicle’s heart and soul is its venerable, hand-assembled
8.4-liter all-aluminum, V-10 overhead-valve engine. The chassis
benefits from numerous enhancements – many learned through
racing efforts with Viper GTS-R and Competition Coupe models. And,
for the first time, all major interior surfaces are sewn and
wrapped with additional padding applied in comfort areas.
On the Viper GTS model, all surfaces are fully leather skinned, and
standard accent colors are applied to the seats, doors, center
console and stitching.
Power and beauty together under one roof, with the end result being
the production of a supercar that will break hearts while winning
new fans the world over.
Viper is back.