2013 SRT Viper Announcement

Brian Ekberg
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The highlight of today’s New York International Auto Show has been the official unveiling of the 2013 SRT Viper, the revival of the beloved supercar model line. Revealed during today’s press conference at NYAS, the Viper will feature the same aggressive styling Viper fans have come to expect, but honed and sharpened to a modern edge.

 

The announcement of the SRT Viper is fantastic news for fans of this true-blue American supercar and there’s more good news to boot: The Viper will be coming to Forza Motorsport 4 this summer. This downloadable content will include both a drivable version of the SRT Viper as well as a Viper Autovista experience which, in true Autovista fashion, is designed to give you a stunning view of this incredible machine, as well as insight into its history and production. As with the rest of the cars in Forza Motorsport 4’s Autovista mode, you’ll be able to explore and interact with the car using either Kinect or your Xbox 360 controller. The Viper Pack will surely be a fantastic chance for Viper fans to interact with this incredible automobile ahead of its release. 

 

 

Some highlights of the 2013 SRT Viper:

 

 

  • Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) brand's flagship performance machine returns with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts
  • Two new models include SRT® Viper and SRT Viper GTS
  • All-aluminum, mid-engine 8.4-liter V-10 delivers an estimated 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world
  • Chassis enhancements bring 50 percent improvement in torsional stiffness
  • Triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper's best power-to-weight ratio
  • Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and new 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • All-new, innovative interior designs set new standards with premium materials, new technologies and unmatched craftsmanship
  • All-new carbon-fiber and aluminum skin is sculpted for high-speed stability and a slippery .364 drag coefficient (Cd)
  • Timeless exterior design incorporates iconic Viper styling cues with a contemporary execution

 

 

The first generation of Viper was tested way back in 1989 and debuted in 1992 as the RT/10 Roadster. Over the years, the Viper has gone through multiple iterations, ending in 2010 when the last Gen 4 Viper rolled off the assembly line. 

 

In addition to debuting the new Viper, SRT announced that it will be returning to the American Le Mans Series and debuted its competition-ready SRT Viper GTS-R, sporting a Forza Motorsport-themed livery. The car will make its race debut later in the 2012 ALMS season.

 

The 2013 Viper will be available for download in Forza Motosport 4 this summer. In the meantime, check out the above video and these screenshots of the car in action:

 

2013 SRT Viper

 

2013 SRT Viper

 

2013 SRT Viper

 

2013 SRT Viper

 

2013 SRT Viper
 
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