By Patrick Rall
The 2013 SRT Viper isn’t expected to hit the streets in full
force until later this year but starting today, gamers can drive the new Viper
GTS in the virtual world of Forza Motorsport 4. The 2013 SRT Viper Pack was announced for Forza 4 when the new Viper
debuted back in April and the arrival in FM4 dealerships was teased by the
Drive SRT Facebook page earlier this week.
Finally, after a couple months of lusting over the Viper in screenshots
from the upcoming game Forza Horizon – the 2013 Viper GTS has come to Forza 4.
While some had expected that the 2013 SRT Viper Pack for
Forza 4 would include more than one vehicle, the downloadable content package
(DLC) launched today featuring the new Viper includes just one car – the 2013
Viper GTS. The pack excludes the entry
level 2013 Viper and the 2013 Viper GTS-R race car that will hit the American
LeMans Series later this year but one new Viper is better than no new Vipers
(sorry Gran Turismo 5 fans). Best of
all, the 2013 SRT Viper Pack is free although that only includes the download –
for in-game play you will have to fork out 95,000 Forza 4 credits to buy the
car in career mode.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS for Forza Motorsport 4 is an S Class vehicle
with a rating of 638. This rates it
slightly higher than the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (633) but in driving the new
Viper on FM4, it is superior over the ZR1.
The Viper GTS handles corners – both entering and exiting – far better
than the high end Corvette…and the ZR1 costs more in the game.
The pictures here of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS sporting the
metallic blue and white exterior design were taken by Midnight, who already has
a fleet of new Vipers on FM4 with varying levels of modification.
With any luck, the July installation of Monthly Rivals will
include a race for the 2013 SRT Viper.
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