The 2013 SRT Viper won’t make its official debut for a few months yet, but it seems it’ll be uncovered one teaser photo at a time. SRT has given us another glimpse of the next Viper, to be revealed in full at the New York Auto Show in the first week of April.
What we can tell you is that the photo shows part of a 2013 SRT Viper, some carbon fiber, an opening, and red sheetmetal. Everything else, however, is up to your imagination. This could very well be a scoop mounted on the B-pillar, but it could also be a hood extractor, a brake cooling duct, or a roof scoop, depending on which way you turn your head and look at the shot.
One thing that’s important to remember is that SRT’s design philosophy with the Viper has insisted any exterior components added to a car must be functional. Translation: if we’re looking at a cooling duct, it’s actually going to cool something. If it’s an intake, the air passing through it will actually go somewhere. If it’s an aerodynamic appendage, it actually has to provide downforce or reduce the vehicle’s drag.
Scoops aside, the 2013 SRT Viper will bow in April, where we anticipate it’ll feature a six-speed manual transmission, an 8.7-liter V-10 engine, and about 650 horsepower. Topping it all off will be a new Viper badge, nicknamed Stryker.
Let us know what you think this Viper mystery feature is — vent, scoop, extractor, whatever — in the comments section below and stay tuned for when SRT gives us the answer in a few weeks’ time.
Source: SRT via Facebook