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2013 SRT Viper Base Coupe

2013 SRT Viper Review

(0 Stars)  It’s back.

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New For 2013
After a two-year hiatus, the Viper returns for 2013. The all-new car is now branded SRT rather than Dodge.
The rear tires span 28 inches on the new SRT Viper, and every inch is needed. How else would you keep something with 640 hp stuck to the pavement? This is the fifth generation of the Viper, and it’s as instantly recognizable as its predecessors. What’s not as recognizable is the name before “Viper,” because this is the first product to be branded an SRT (Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology division), not a Dodge. Both the Viper and the Viper GTS will be hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit the Viper’s home since 1995. The only transmission is a Tremec six-speed manual. The Viper GTS has a two-mode active suspension that should enhance track performance. Each Viper gets a different Uconnect Media Center. Chrysler claims that an all-new carbon-fiber hood, roof, and deck lid, along with aluminum door panels, help the car shed some weight, but even the lightest SRT Viper variant is heavier than the first-ever Viper. However, with 640 hp, 600 lb-ft of torque, and a low drag coefficient, this latest Viper should still go like stink in a straight line. And when equipped with the optional SRT Track Package that features soft-compound tires, hyper-black lightweight aluminum wheels, and two-piece vented brake rotors, the Viper should go like stink through the twisties, too.

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2013 Viper Base Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 8.4L V 10 OHV and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline
Multi-point fuel injection
16.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 640 hp @ 6,150 rpm; 600 ft lb of torque @ 4,950 rpm

'13 SRT Base Coupe Reviews

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'13 SRT Base Coupe Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Power Windows
Vehicle Information Center
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Auto Day/Night Mirror
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
HID Headlights
Limited Slip Differential
Passenger Air Bag
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
Satellite Radio
Sport Suspension
Blue Tooth Compatible
GPS/Satellite Communication
Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
Engine Oil Cooler
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