The very first image of the all-new reborn 2013 Dodge Viper has just been posted on the official SRT Facebook page. Obviously it’s fairly hard to tell from the simplistic outline sketch exactly what the 2013 SRT Viper will look like. But what is clear is that the design will be evolutionary, and feature several of the distinctive styling cues from both previous generations of Viper. The double-bubble roof is making a welcome return, as is the hood-mounted central NACA duct, and the sinister slit-like headlights.
While the drivetrain remains a mystery, rumors are swirling of another V10, this time with a ludicrous displacement of 8.7 litres! But for now that’s just hearsay. It won’t be until the car is finally revealed at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April the true numbers will be known. One thing the 2013 Viper will have for sure is traction control – now a requirement by federal law. Previously the Viper’s lack of TC was one of its major flaws/selling points, depending on whether you like/dislike invisible electronic safety genies.
For now, the only other snippet of information on the 2013 SRT Viper is the possibility that, due to the Fiat/Chrysler merger, it may use a small number of Fiat-owned supercar technologies. Whether that means Alfa Romeo 8C, Maserati GranTurismo, or even Ferrari developed parts will make it into the next-generation Viper remains to be seen.