The purpose-built, non-street legal and competition-ready SRT Viper GTS-R also was revealed as part of the Chrysler Group's announcement that a factory-backed SRT Viper Racing team will return to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2012.
2013 SRT Viper - The Return of the Snake
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 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 superior 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
The all-new 2013 SRT® Viper was unveiled to the world today at the New
York International Auto Show, marking its highly anticipated return to the
high-performance sports car market.
The fifth generation of the iconic two-seat, American-built supercar has
been deliberately evolved to incorporate superior craftsmanship, a host of
new technologies and ergonomic improvements while respecting its visceral
legacy of outright performance.
"After a gut-wrenching period of uncertainty, the Street and Racing
Technology brand team is extremely proud that our hand-built in Detroit,
flagship supercar is back and ready to take on the performance car world,"
said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO -- Street and Racing Technology Brand
and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "Beyond being the flagship for the new
SRT brand, the launch of the 2013 Viper proves that we simply would not let
the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die. Willed to live on by a very
special group of performance enthusiasts inside the company and across
Viper Nation, this SRT team under our new leadership was challenged to not
just continue the legendary Viper, but to create a world-class supercar
that would showcase the very best we have to offer."
2013 SRT Viper Reveal Highlights
Highlights of the 2013 SRT Viper reveal from the 2012 New York
International Auto Show with Ralph Gilles, President & CEO, SRT Brand and
2013 SRT Viper GTS-R (Forza Motorsport 4 Edition)
The street legal 2013 SRT Viper unveiled to the world at the 2012 New York
International Auto Show isn't the only high-performance snake making a
triumphant return in 2012.
The purpose-built, non-street legal and competition-ready SRT Viper GTS-R
also was revealed as part of the Chrysler Group's announcement that a
factory-backed SRT Viper Racing team will return to the American Le Mans
Series (ALMS) in 2012.
"Racing has been a significant part of the illustrious history of Viper not
only with wins on the track, but also in the continued development of the
street cars - and our new 2013 SRT Viper models are proof of those lessons
learned," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO - Street and Racing
Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "Now with our new
team and the launch of the GTS-R, we're excited and proud to begin writing
more chapters in the racing history of the Viper later this summer."
SRT Motorsports has partnered with Riley Technologies, based in
Mooresville, N.C., on the design-and-build process of the new SRT Viper
Two identical SRT Viper GTS-Rs will compete in the production-based GT
class in the series. Four drivers currently are signed to drive including
Dominik Farnbacher, from Ansbach, Germany; Marc Goossens from Geel,
Belgium; Ryan Hunter-Reay from Dallas and Kuno Wittmer from Montreal.
Additional driver and team announcements will be forthcoming.
Both Viper GTS-Rs will race on the proven Michelin GT tires extending the
successful technical partnership.
Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series, hails the
SRT Viper's return to the Series as one of 2012's top announcements.
"I don't think it's possible to overstate the significance of the SRT Viper
returning to the top level of professional sports car racing," Atherton
said. "The Chrysler Group has a long, storied and very successful history
of competing with the American Le Mans Series. The fact that they're coming
back concurrently with the introduction of the new production car and doing
it simultaneously, we would be hard-pressed to come up with a better-case
scenario. What a great way for SRT Viper to come back to racing."
All ALMS teams compete in the prestigious MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge.
Entering its fourth season, the program objectively ranks the competing
cars in terms of their environmental footprint, their energy efficiency and
speed on the racetrack. A separate, season-long award is given by the U.S.
Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and SAE
International, acknowledging the vehicle manufacturer and its technology
contribution to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of
racing. The scoring system for the program was developed by series
officials and the U.S. Department of Energy, and it is based on a
combination of on-track performance and energy consumption. The LMP and GT
teams that win MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge championship will earn an entry
to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"We often say it's clean, fast and efficient," Bob Larsen, president of
Obotech and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy, said. "There's
a lot of science that goes into the actual scoring, a very thorough and
technically rigorous way to factor in the environmental footprint. We look
at each car's average speed and the distance that they travel and we adjust
their amount of fuel that they would have had to burn in order to go as
fast and as far as the leader, and that gives us an equitable basis for
comparing the performance of the vehicles."
The Viper has enjoyed a successful racing heritage that began in 1996 with
the first Dodge Viper racing entry, the original GTS-R, which earned five
international GT championships and the 1997-1999 FIA GT championships. It
also posted an amazing overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2000
- the first for a production-based American car.
Viper finished one-two at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in GTS class in three
consecutive years - 1998-2000 - and also captured GTS class, and driver's
championships in the American Le Mans Series in 1999 along with the Series
class, manufacturer's and driver's championships in 2000.
The Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, introduced in 2003, delivered the next
chapter of that history with its coupe-shaped carbon/Kevlar body and a
track-ready chassis, based on the Dodge Viper SRT10. The Viper Competition
Coupe continued the on-track prowess by capturing the 2004 SCCA Speed World
Challenge GT title, championships in Formula D Drifting series in 2004 and
2006 and the British GT Championship in 2007 and 2008.
In 2010, the Dodge Viper Cup Series was founded using the limited-edition
Dodge Viper ACR-X spec series cars. In 2012, now in its third year, the
series has been renamed the SRT Viper Cup Series.
NEW 2013 SRT Viper Unveiled (Video)
The stunning new 2013 SRT Viper was unveiled this morning at the New York
Auto Show to a record media crowd. The styling of the car has both legacy
design language and a definite Italian influence. The interior has been
designed and manufactured by the same company as Ferrari. This new Viper is
a natural eveolution.
2013 SRT Viper GTS - Driving - Engine Sound - Rev !!
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2013 SRT Viper Exterior Design
The form follows function school of automobile design will be celebrating
the new 2013 SRT Viper. When every exterior element must be equally
functional and striking, the collaboration between engineers and designers
reaches its highest level.
Inside the 2013 SRT Viper Powertrain
One mandatory hallmark of the SRT lineup is having an "Awe-Inspiring
Powertrain." The 2013 SRT Viper goes one better, delivering more torque
than any naturally aspirated sports car in the world. The science of
transferring the torque to the pavement is what Viper engineers do best.
2013 SRT Viper First Live Exhaust Note
The new Dodge Viper leaves the show floor at the New York International
Auto Show on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. See if you can hear the Exhaust.
More New York Auto Show Coverage
Dodge Viper Lap Record at Nürburgring : 7'12"13 (Motorsport)
Une rumeur annonçait que la Dodge Viper ACR avait battu le record de la
Lexus LFA (7'14"64) sur la Nordschleife en 7'12"13. Aujourd'hui, la firme
américaine confirme, vidéo à la clé.
Pour rappel, la Viper ACR est une véritable voiture de course échappée
des circuits avec son V10 de 612ch et 77,3 mk de couple, ses 1 533 kg et
surtout ses suspensions et son aileron réglable. A l'occasion de ce
record, l'équipe de SRT a très légèrement modifié la sportive
utilisée. Le cinquième rapport a été raccourci (0,80 au lieu de 0 74)
tandis que l'aileron a été redessiné pour améliorer l'aérodynamique.
Le pilote de GT Dominik Farnbacher était aux commandes de la Viper ACR qui
a réalisé le record le 14 septembre dernier. Quant à Ralph Gilles,
président de SRT et de la division sport auto du groupe Chrysler, il s'est
dit extrêmement fier de ce temps.
La Viper ACR devient ainsi la quatrième auto la plus rapide sur le
Nürburgring, juste derrière l'impressionnante Gumpert Apollo Sport
(7'11"57). Le meilleur chrono est toujours la propriété de la barquette
anglaise Radical SR8 LM avec 6'48.
La bagarre continue...