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