2013 Dodge Viper Rumored To Get Huge 8.7-Liter V-10 Power Plant

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The Dodge Viper was always about doing things the American way. It was big, loud, brash, and it would kill you in a heartbeat if you so much as forgot that for a second. One of the keys to the Viper’s lunacy was its V-10. Like a Corvette without its V-8, what’s a Viper without a V-10? While we’ve heard conflicting reports on what exactly would be powering the 2013 Viper when it returns at the end of the year, the latest rumor pegs a brand new 8.7-liter V-10 as the power plant of choice.

According to the Mopar-obsessed scene over at Allpar, an inside source at Chrysler reportedly told them that the2013 Dodge Viper would be powered by an 8.7-liter V-10, making it the largest engine Chrysler has ever used in a production car. As many of you already know, the last Viper was powered by a slightly less-massive 8.4-liter V-10 that produced 600-hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.

The other rumored engine for the next-gen Viper we heard from a higher-up at Chrysler, who mentioned something about a 6.4-liter 500-plus-hp and 500-plus-lb-ft of torque from a Hemi V-8. With so little set in stone on such a hotly anticipated ride, we’re sure the rumor mill will keep churning until the 2013 Viper is finally unveiled.

What do you think will be under the hood of the next Viper? More importantly, what do you want to see power the next Viper?

Source: Allpar

Zalce
the viper is still going to use a V10 thats either the same size or the 8.7L as mention, if its the 8.7L then well see 700hp since the ACR-X already gets 650hp from the last gen 8.4L, the whole idea of a supercharged V-8 is the dumbest thing ive heard the V-10 and its size is what always set the viper apart from any other FR supercar if it is removed then itll kill the car, as for the body so far it looks amazing and i love the old GTS air duct
Mike
I think they will use the 6.4 but supercharge it making around 690 hp
Chris
Mopar just released a 512 cubic inch V10 create engine making 800 Hp, so maybe a tuned down one for a streetlegal version? Around 700 HP?
Alex
Both the engines you mentioned. In the form of a Dodge Viper SRT10 and Dodge Viper R/T, respectively. That is also what I would like to see.

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