SEMA Spotlight: the 2013 SRT Viper
The 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas offered many show-goers a
chance to meet the 2013 SRT Viper for the first time – both in the form of the
Viper GTS Launch Edition and a “base model” 2013 Viper modified by Mopar.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition (shown above) was displayed in the
Pirelli tire booth, celebrating the partnership between the SRT high performance
brand and the well known tire company in developing the extreme performance
tires found on the standard production 2013 Viper. Only 150 copies of this special Viper GTS Launch
Edition will be made and with those Vipers becoming instant collectables –
these are cars that we aren’t likely to see sitting in traffic. This means that for many people, the 2012
SEMA Show offered the only chance to see the new special edition Viper GTS in
More importantly, the massive indoor Mopar display played
home to a 2013 Viper “base model” that has been modified by Mopar with items
that are either currently available or they could soon be coming to the Mopar Performance
catalog if there is enough interest from owners. First off, Mopar began with a bright yellow
entry level 2013 Viper, adding the lightweight wheels from the Track Pack
wearing a unique HyperBlack paint, a red tow hook and a set of carbon fiber dive
planes. Out back, Mopar has added a
carbon fiber rear spoiler which adds more downforce while also…well…looking pretty
Inside, the Moparized 2013 SRT Viper wears an aluminum pedal
kit, brushed aluminum sill guards, an aluminum shift know, a Katzkin leather
interior package, six point race harnesses and a carbon fiber bulkhead cover
compete with a built-in mount for a GoPro video camera. Also, furthering the improved performance of
the 2013 Viper, Mopar has added a carbon fiber x brace that lightens the car
without compromising chassis rigidity along with a performance spring package.
The high performance springs and lightweight chassis brace
applied by Mopar to the 2013 SRT Viper help to improving handling and
drivability while the exterior changes improve aerodynamics and lighten up the
car further. Best of all, these minor
changes add to the aggressive look of the new Mopar supercar – making the new
Viper even more awesome.
I would certainly expect to see all of these items for the
2013 SRT Viper available from Mopar in the near future…probably shortly after
the new Viper enters production later this month.
Click here to head into the DodgeForum.com Viper section to discuss the awesome new 2013 SRT Viper.