New Dodge SRT Viper successfully stole the attention in the 2012 New York Motor Show event. American car became an icon of performance, lightness, more power and features with a premium interior by bringing the basis material of the SRT Chrysler Group, Ferrari and Maserati.
SRT Leader Ralph Gilles said it was using the basis of a Ferrari or Maserati to develop new Viper. However, SRT Viper had difficulty finding accuracy of proportional to the weight of a car that uses mild steel. With this structure, could be said this supercar design and weights is 50 percent more rigid than the previous version. Partly because fo the application of magnesium in every curve of order.
After production stopped in 2010, there were reports that the Viper would not be resurrected, which the group later dismissed. Nevertheless, for a while its future was shaky, a fact acknowledged by the company’s executives.
“Beyond being the flagship for the new SRT brand, the launch of the 2013 Viper proves that we simply would not let the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die”, said SRT boss Ralph Gilles. “Willed to live on by a very special group of performance enthusiasts inside the company and across Viper Nation, this SRT team under our new leadership was challenged to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to create a world-class supercar that would showcase the very best we have to offer.”
New Dodge SRT Viper using V10 engines with 8.4 liter capacity. The engine weights is 13 kilograms lighter than the previous version. The peak power could reach 631 horsepower at 6150 RPM engine speed. These notes are up 59 horsepower and high torque of 600 lb ft at 4950 RPM. This torque figures makes the SRT engine with the highest power and torque in the world.
Whole body of the car was designed using carbon fiber. Its weight is able to shrink 32 percent from the previous version. Superformed aluminum materials used for doors and door frames. Dodge SRT Viper has been designed and developed in Detroit and will be built at the Conner Assembly Plant factory. External design that characterizes including side exhaust and lights maintained snake eyes.
Dodge SRT Viper using Pirelli tires that are booked in advance, with a size of355mm on the rear tires and front tires sized 295mm. Viper is equipped with acceleration control and other electronic aids like traction control and ESP fourstage system, but can be disabled.
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