2013 SRT Viper Banking On 90's Nostalgia

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2013 srt viper banking on 90 s nostalgia

A few days ago, I heard Nirvana’s “Come as you are” on a classic rock station. It’s hard to think of a grune song as qualifying for “classic” status, but we are creeping up on nearly 20 years of Nirvana. On the car front, there’s already been a re-issue of the Mustang 5.0, and now the Mopar folks are taking a similar path.

The 2013 SRT Viper looks a hell of a lot like the first Viper GTS Coupe, launched back in 1996. I doubt that this is a mere coincidence. The blue/white paint is basically the only thing separating this car from the standard Vipers. Somewhere deep inside, my inner 8 year old can barely contain himself.

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  • Rudiger Rudiger on Aug 18, 2012

    This is a bit off topic but I'm astonished that Chrysler still hasn't come out with a V8 (I refuse to call those engines 'Hemi') version of the Viper. It would come in around the price of the Corvette and, theoretically, significantly increase Viper sales. It just seems like the V10 novelty wore off long ago. Of course, if they're looking for retro, nineties' nostalgia, then the expensive V10 engine is definitely the way to go.

  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Aug 18, 2012

    The question we've all been dying to have answered is whether it's anywhere near as good as the new benchmark of all sports cars: the FR-S.

  • I_Like_Pie I_Like_Pie on Aug 18, 2012

    Wonder if this one seems to "want" to kill the driver like the first generation did? 70's 911 was a moderately more forgiving car than a 93 Viper

  • Billfrombuckhead Billfrombuckhead on Aug 20, 2012

    Wonder how bad it will beat the LFA around Nurbringring?