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2013 SRT Viper

Published July 8, 2012

Anytime the top-speed of a car tops 200 MPH, or hits 206 MPH to be exact, you know you’ve got a serious machine. 2013 is looking to be a year of intense supercar competition, as the new Camaro’s and Corvette’s keep getting better and faster every year. Don’t be fooled though, Chrystler has full intentions of keeping its Viper line up top of every list, and man, it sure didn’t disappoint this time with the 2013 SRT Viper. There’s a deadly 8.4L V10 engine stacked inside its hood that can push up to 640 horsepower as well as 600lb-ft of torque, pure power at its best.

They were able to make some significant improvements to the car compared to its older models. This year, the SRT is featured at 100lbs lighter than last year, including a new ultra light intake system, as well as new-age pistons that are measured to be twice as strong as previous pistons used on the SRT. In terms of speed, you’re talking about topping 200 miles per hour in this baby. It can hit 60MPH within 3.5 seconds, and with a new six speed transmission with improved gears and tighter ratios, Viper promises to bring improved performance to drivers. This year’s version is only available with the six speed manual transmission package, and not an automatic one like they’ve sold in the past.

When you purchase a hundred thousand dollar car, you’re going to expect “top of the line” everything, and Dodge made sure you get it. It comes with Z-Rated tires with improved cold/ice traction, better grip, and smoother steering all coming from world class tires. It also comes in a “Track Package”, which comes with what they called ‘soft tuned’ racing tires, with its main promise to highly improve track performance and control at high speeds. Furthermore, this year Viper released a GTS version of the SRT, which offers a dynamic conversion between optimized track performance for one day, and a daily driver through the city on another. Dodge also features an even more advanced exterior created for improved aerodynamics and lighter weight.

Viper’s interiors have always been above its class for how small the car is, and this year is no exception. Its touch screen monitor features a full analog tachometer to give the drivers feedback and information on their performance. You can program it to show the speed, RPMs, and other valuable information right on the multimedia display. Its refined to allow you to reach anywhere in the car with the least possible distractions and the most comfort.

In a world of competing supercars, Viper needed to take a step forward from their lackluster 2012 model of the SRT, and they sure dude. The 2013 SRT Viper is a true combination of track power and everyday luxury put into one big, lean, and angry machine.

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Calvin Escobar
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The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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