New York 2012: 2013 SRT Viper; Real Pictures

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
new york 2012 2013 srt viper real pictures

8.4 liters. 10 cylinders. 640 horsepower. 600 lb-ft of torque. 3297 pounds. It’s still a Viper.

Here’s the long awaited 2013 SRT Viper. There is only one choice, a 6 speed manual transmission. Weight is down while power is up. Stability control and an 8.4 inch touch screen are concessions to comfort, but there will be a track version that loses another 57 pounds. Sounds like the right concept. Execution will be an entirely different matter.

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  • Daviel Daviel on Apr 04, 2012

    Hood's too long

  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Apr 04, 2012

    The Viper has always been a vulgar pig of a car, the thought that throwing horsepower at a problem somehow fixes it. And while you can throw a few aero kits on it and make it fast around a track and handle well, the street version of this thing will just kill you. And let's not forget what happens when some idiot puts this engine in a pickup truck.

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    • Alexdi Alexdi on Apr 04, 2012

      This is not accurate. Most of the folks who've tried the current-gen Viper have praised it for benign handling. It's no more or less likely to kill you than any other ludicrously-powered coupe.

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