SRT Viper Breaks Cover
With all the debuts at the New York Auto Show, the new SRT Viper was the one everyone was looking forward to. Right away you notice the newly refined exterior, which is still raw, but harkens back more to the original Viper. But no one was worried about how it would look, but what would be powering it.
Recent federal safety mandates, emission controls, and general market pansiness threatened to strip the Viper of its fangs (warning: more tortured snake puns ahead). However, even with traction control and all the other necessities, the Viper still looks like it will be a ludicrous drive. How ludicrous? About 650hp worth from a V-10 motor. Yup, the Viper is back.
Plus, their going back to racing too. Welcome back Viper, it’s been too long.
Posted in: Auto Show, Cars, Dodge, New Cars, Racing, Sports Cars, SRT
Tags: 2013 Viper, Auto Show, Dodge Viper, New viper, New York Auto Show, SRT Viper, Viper Debut, Viper V-10
2013 SRT Viper Teased
When we added the Viper to our “20 Cars for 2012 List” piece, not much was known about the car. Not much needed to be known. It’s a Viper; that alone is worthy of anticipation. However, to satiate our need for a bit more information, Chrysler has given us a teaser image of the new snake’s face.
As you can tell, not much can be gleaned from this picture either. But, we do know that behind those glaring headlights will, probably, lie a larger V-10 engine. We also know that this Viper will be under the “SRT” brand, not Dodge. Finally, the Viper will have traction control for the first time ever, as mandated by federal law. Traction control aside, the Viper will probably keep its fangs and be just as raw a driving experience as ever. Expect more information and tortured snake puns as the Viper comes closer to being revealed.
Posted in: Chrysler, Dodge, New Cars, Photos, Sports Cars, SRT
Tags: 2013 Viper, Dodge Viper, New viper, SRT Viper, SRT-10, SRT-10 Viper, Viper spy shots, Viper traction control
11th Dodge Viper Owner Invitational 2010 gallery at Bullz-Eye
The Eleventh Viper Owner Invitational (VOI) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah from September 30th to October 3rd, 2010. If you love Vipers this is as close to heaven as you’ll get! Our friends were kind enough to let us take a look at the weekend events and many of the out of this world Dodge Vipers. The main theme behind this Utah gathering is to celebrate the passion and unbridled enthusiasm of Viper Nation and it’s hosted by Viper Club of America. The turnout was strong with more than 350 Vipers, 750 guests, and a special SRT performance driving experience with the Challenger SRT8 and Charger SRT8 on an autocross course.
The Bullz-Eye Blog has a full gallery of images from this years Viper Owner Invitational. They’ve also got a few pics of the challenge event and the special appearance by the SRT8 Dodge Challenger. Enjoy the photos! Also, be sure to check out Lemon Free if you’re looking for a Dodge Viper for sale.
Posted in: Cars, Photos, Racing
Tags: challenger srt8, charger srt8, Dodge Viper, dodge viper pics, srt, srt8, viper, viper owner invitational, viper pics, viper srt8, vipers
Dodge Viper to get a Final Edition
Everything must come to an end and the end is now here for the Dodge Viper as we know it. Chrysler will run 50 of the 2010 Viper SRT10 Final Editions. It was a great run and the Viper will always be remembered as one Bad SOB. (P.S. Bring the Viper back in 2012!)
From the Detroit News:
Chrysler Group LLC is preparing to start production of yet another limited run. This time it is the 2010 Viper SRT10 Final Edition; 50 will be made, each with numbered dash plaques.
The Final Editions will be built in three body types: 20 coupes, 18 roadsters and 12 ACR (American Club Racer) models, all marked by a black center stripe traced in red and unique side sill badges and floor mats. Red accents continue inside, in the stitching, on gauges and the center stack.
Read the full article here.
Chrysler will keep the Dodge Viper alive
The new Chrysler is off to a fast start as it decides to reverse a decision to kill off or sell the Dodge Viper nameplate.
Chrysler Group LLC announced today that production will continue for the legendary Dodge Viper SRT10.
Originally slated to cease production in December 2009, the Chrysler Group Conner Avenue Assembly Plant — the exclusive home of Dodge Viper production since 1995 — will continue to build the V-10 powered sports car. Chrysler Group is no longer pursuing a sale of the Viper business assets.
“The Dodge Viper has successfully captured the hearts and imagination of performance enthusiasts around the globe,” said Mike Accavitti, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Brand. “We’re extremely proud that the ultimate American-built sports car with its world-class performance will live on as the iconic image leader for the Dodge brand.”
Hopefully this decision bodes well for the new company. The Dodge Viper is an impressive performance vehicle, and the new Chrysler needs signature vehicles for branding purposes.
Posted in: Cars, News, Sports Cars
Tags: Chrysler, Chrysler bankruptcy, Chrysler keeps Dodge Viper, Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, Dodge, Dodge Viper, Dodge Viper XRT10, Mike Accavitti, performance cars, supercar performance, V-10 powered sports car