Chrysler prepared a new, high-impact exterior paint color for the 2014 SRT Viper and will bring it next week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Dubbed “Stryker Green”, the new color is actually an evolution of the iconic Snakeskin Green exterior color that first made its debut back in 2008.
The new Stryker Green color features enhanced green and yellow pigments and a "liquid mercury" appearance and might be the perfect choice for those who want to take their SRT Viper to the next level of exclusivity. Still, the Stryker Green color is not the only surprise that Chrysler is preparing it for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, as the American carmaker is also bringing the Grand Touring (GT) special package for the 2014 SRT Viper.
New package features standard Nappa leather seats, five-mode Electronic Stability Control and the two-mode Bilstein DampTronic Select suspension. Still, the Grand Touring (GT) option package will be limited to the new Stryker Green and Venom Black exterior colors. Stryker Green exterior color will be available starting in February on the Viper GTS price class, and the SRT price class with the new GT package.
The new Viper models come with a new timeless exterior that combines modern execution and groundbreaking refinement. For the first time, the SRT Viper features a new carbon-fiber hood, roof and decklid as well as aluminum door panels. These allowed the SRT Viper to shed weight, enhance its stability at high speeds and achieve a low coefficient of drag value of 0.364 Cd.
As intended, the redesigned Viper badge – dubbed as "Stryker" by the Viper Club of America – is centrally positioned on the forward-hinged bonnet. This bonnet allows generous access to the powerful V-10 mill that has been specifically tuned by SRT for the Viper. The latest iteration of the Viper adopts the classical low-stance and the cab rearward proportions typical of the model. The 2013 Viper also features the dramatic fender "gills," a classical Viper design cue that allows heat to exit the engine compartment.
For the 2013 model year, the Viper models reinterpret the traditional "double-bubble" roof configuration, which means the driver and passengers enjoy ample headroom. This roof configuration allowed for a low frontal area, providing more room for helmets during competitive driving. The front end is marked by dual-function, bi-xenon projector headlamps as complemented by white light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps and LED turn signals – forming the so-called "snake eye."