2013 Dodge Viper to Debut at 2012 New York International Auto Show

Ever since the Dodge Viper went on hiatus after the 2010 model year, we’ve been aching for its return. Driving the Viper was just such a visceral, exciting experience. According SRT chief’s latest column in Viper magazine (and confirmed by our sources at Dodge), we won’t have to wait much longer because the 2013 Viper is set to return at the New York International Auto Show in April.

SRT President and CEO Ralph Gilles was tight-lipped in his Viper column about what we can expect in America’s other supercar. What we do know however is that the 2013 Dodge Viper will be a whole different beast than the previous itineration. For starters, the 2013 Viper will come standard with now government-mandated traction control – a feature conspicuously absent on previous Vipers. We also know the 2013 Viper will be built on a platform shared with a sports car from Fiat’s umbrella – likely an Alfa Romeo platform. Powertrain rumors have been varied, with everything from a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 from the Challenger, to an all-new, bigger-than-ever 8.7-liter V-10.

While all these questions look like they’ll be answered in April when the 2013 Viper debuts, we want to know what exactly you want out of the next Viper? Should it still be a killer, or is a more docile Viper acceptable? Should the Viper get a new V-10, or is a high-horsepower Hemi V-8 acceptable?

Source: Viper Club of America

I'd like to see around 700hp and a little less weight somewhere near 3200 lbs. Traction control and a good performance stability control, 19, 20 inch wheels, larger cross drilled brake rotors. They should find a way to eliminate wheel hop. My car was really bad until i put on a set of drag radials. I think they roll hoops should actually be funtional and not just for looks. Interior should have a good radio/nav and a much better set of speakers than the current alpine set up. While I'm at it cruise control would be nice too. lol.
The new 8.7 V10 better have at least 700HP. The new 8.4 off-road crate has 750HP, so I would hope they match that. In a world with 650HP factory mustangs, Dodge should do an end-all 800HP with 11:1 compression. If it came with 700HP, I would consider it. If it came with 800HP, I would buy it because it would then beat the $400K Aventador at every track. The ACR is the fastest street-legal production track car in the world right now. I hope the 8.7 makes it even kill the one-offs like the Atom. I think that even a Veyron won't touch it on a road course track because of the power to weight ratio.
Curtis V
Yes, bring on the 8.7 liter beast. I own the Ram Srt10 with the 8.3 liter and before i jump out there and get that munster i'll be prepared to drive it. Thank to Fiat for keeping the Dream Alive and Still kicking the Veyrons butt!! (Road and Track Sept. 2007)
Viper fuel economy-Come On!. The old Viper had a 600+hp, 8.4L V10 and still got 22 mpg on the highway-what more could you want.
The new viper must be fast! Have the same excellent styling as before, but more modern. It MUST be more civilized to drive, yet me more powerful than the last version, WITH better fuel economy. It has to be less than 100,000 and it MUST be the worlds fastest super car that bests the most expensive super cars. A Hemi V10 would be wonderful!! But a supercharged 426 Hemi would be acceptable! I NEED ONE IN YELLOW!!!!
The new viper should have a big powerplant, a V10(maybe it's time for a v12) it should be loud, manual and very thirsty as always. Keep the sticker price below 90K. Also should not have a cheap stereo and air conditioning system.
The musts are V10, 6 speed only, traction controll off switch, classic viper styling. Anything else will not be a viper and not worth making. It has held the production Nurburgring record twice and is one of the cheapest super cars in the world.

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