Well, it looks like the secret is out now: we now have a pretty good look at the all-new 2013 SRT Viper due to new leaked images of a Hot Wheels model of the car.
Thanks to the folks at the Viper Club of America forum, we now have clear images of the die-cast 1:64-scale model of the 2013 SRT Viper. It seems that Chrysler has had some difficulty as of late keeping the lid on images of the new Viper from hitting the internet as of late: along with its own sanctioned teaser photos, the aforementioned Hot Wheels model was scooped last month, and the car was also spied on the road wearing somewhat revealing camouflage.
We can see from the scale model that the 2013 SRT Viper's look will very much be evolutionary. It has the same long-hood, short-tail proportions of its predecessors and also continues to wear teardrop-shaped side windows. The Viper's double-bubble roof also makes a return here. Projector headlights clearly decked out with arching LED eyebrows and a gaping, low air intake gives the nose an aggressive stance.
For the first time, we get a good look at the Viper's rear fascia. While a value-priced 1/64th scale die-cast model doesn’t allow for much intricacy, the die-cast car doesn't show much intricacy, expect to see wide, triangular-shaped taillights that remind us of the Lamborghini Aventador. A wide hexagonal space for the license plate appears ready to receive tags from both the U.S. as well as Europe.
Expect to see the 2013 SRT Viper to produce 650 hp from an 8.7-liter V-10 engine that will, of course, send power exclusively to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. A sophisticated, tech-heavy interior is also slated for the new Viper, including a full-LCD gauge cluster.
The 2013 SRT Viper is slated to make its official debut next month at the New York Auto Show, at which point we'll be sure to discover all the details on Chrysler's reincarnated supercar.
Source: Viper Club of America