By Patrick Rall
Less than two weeks after a grainy image surfaced on the
internet of what allegedly showed the Hot Wheels version of the 2013 SRT Viper,
the internet gods have presented us with what could be our first look at the
new Viper in metal – again courtesy of the folks at Hot Wheels.
The car in the image is believed to be the 2013 SRT Viper
and while the car shown here is dark red and the previous Hot Wheels artwork
showed a bright red car, the black and white stripes are similar and there is
an SRT logo on the roof of the car shown here.
By all accounts, we have to believe that this is the Hot Wheels version
of the 2013 SRT Viper but is this really what the production version headed to
the New York Auto Show will look like?
The car above looks a great deal like a 1996-2002 Dodge
Viper GTS Coupe with a new front end and a lightly refreshed rear end. The front end still features a familiar overall
shape but a new leading portion of the hood, a reformed front fascia and some
new headlights are what distinguish this Viper the most from the 2nd
generation Dodge Vipers.