Although it was not officially confirmed, it appears that the SRT Viper is silently heading to Europe. For those who don’t know, Chrysler told us that the SRT Viper will not be available in Europe, but GeigerCars announced its plans to import a handful of models to Germany.
Priced at 139,900 euros, the Euro-spec SRT Vipers are way more expensive than the ones sold in the United States, which are priced at $97,395 or around 75,000 euros.
GeigerCars didn’t announce any plans to improve the performances of the car, which means that the SRT Vipers will be powered by the standard 8.4-liter V10 engine delivering 640 hp and 600 lb.-ft. of torque.
The big engine is bolted to the Tremec TR060 six-speed manual transmission, improved with shorter throw shifter closer gear ratios. With a total weight of 1,521 kg or 3,354 lbs, the SRT Viper is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in the low 3-second range and has a top speed of 331 km/h.
Finally, the wraps on the new 2013 SRT Viper were taken off at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Representing the fifth generation and latest evolution of the iconic two-seat American supercar, the 2013 SRT Viper is a result of superior craftsmanship, new technologies, ergonomic enhancements, and excellent performance.
Ralph Gilles, President and Chief Executive of Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports at Chrysler Group LLC, remarked that following a period of uncertainty, the Street and Racing Technology brand takes pride in the return of its flagship supercar. He added that aside from being the flagship of the new SRT brand, the 2013 SRT Viper is proof that Chrysler’s performance icon isn’t allowed to die.
He credited the continued survival of the Viper to a special group of performance enthusiasts within SRT and across Viper Nation. Gilles added that the SRT team didn’t just seek to continue the legend of the Viper, but also to come up with a world-class supercar that showcases what the SRT could best offer.
SRT Viper will greet the 2013 model year with two new versions – the SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS -- both set to be hand-built at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Both the SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS are provided with a new exterior which carbon fiber and aluminum surfaces feature elegantly integrated aerodynamically functional elements. The interior of these models makes use of premium materials with all touch points further refined. In addition, all material appointments and technologies in the cabin of both the SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS have been upgraded.