I’m always had a fondness for the Viper going back to when it originally debuted. I would go so far as to say it’s one of my favorite sports/muscle cars, but there’s a lot to like with any Viper model. It’s hard to deny the appeal of the gigantic V10 engine. When Dodge discontinued the Viper, I was glad to see the Viper come back for 2013 as an SRT model.
SRT will offer the two models in 2013, the 2013 Viper and the 2013 SRT Viper GTS. The difference between the two cars is the same as it always been, the normal Viper has the removable top while the GTS is a coupe. Both have the same 8.4-liter V10 engine producing a whopping 640 HP and 600 pound-foot of torque.
The massive all aluminum 8.4-liter engine produces the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world. Along with all that power, SRT also reduce the weight of the 2013 Viper models by triple digit numbers to give the new Viper the best power to weight ratio the car has ever boasted. SRT notes that orders are expected to open in mid-November and pricing has now been unveiled.
The 2013 SRT Viper will carry an MSRP of $97,395 excluding a $1995 destination charge. The 2013 SRT Viper GTS will carry an MSRP of $120,395 plus the same $1995 destination charge. The GTS version gets two-mode active suspension for better performance on the track.