By Patrick Rall
This week’s Mopar Muscle Thursday feature video takes a look at the 2013 SRT Viper GTS on a short autocross course driven by yours truly. This video was captured at the Chrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds during a new product testing day and while this video is fairly brief, it provides a great chance to hear the new Viper roar as it effortlessly slips through the tight turns of this short autocross course.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS shown in action here is fitted with the Track Package for optimal handling and the course was laid out in a manner that allowed us to launch in 1st gear and after the 2nd gear shift, no other gear changes were needed until we got back to the starting area. At times, it might not seem like this Viper is going all that fast due to the lack of any slipping or sliding but with speeds reaching near the 100mph mark at times – this video is a glowing example of just how well this car handles itself at those speeds. Carving through these turns at speeds that hovered in the range of 60-70 miles per hour was literally effortlessly and with more practice, I’m sure that the new Viper will offer handling limits well beyond what I experienced here.
In any case, check out the video below of the fully loaded 2013 SRT Viper GTS with me behind the wheel on the Chrysler test autocross course and make sure that your speakers are cranked up to hear the V10 roar!