By Patrick Rall
The Chrysler Group has issues a series of short videos
discussing many of the fine details of the 2013 SRT Viper that help make it so
incredible and today, we take a look at the first video in that series. This video is a broad overview of the new
Viper, brought to us with the help of Graham Henckel – the Chief Engineer for
the 2013 SRT Viper program.
While five minutes is nowhere near enough to really give a
full overview of the 2012 SRT Viper, Henckel touches on all of the most
important areas of design and engineering.
He addresses the fact that the designers did look at their new cousins
from Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo while in the early stages but in the long
run, the group made sure to capture the real look and spirit of the new
As the video goes on, Henckel discusses the lightweight
design of the 2013 SRT Viper thanks to the heavy use of carbon fiber for the
body and high strength steel in the chassis – as well as how this bolsters the
performance of the Viper. Finally, the
Viper program boss talks about the goal to build an amazing supercar that is
every bit as impressive on the track as it is on the street.
Anyways, without further delay, check out the first in the series
of the new 2013 SRT Viper videos!