The Chrysler Group LLC automotive giant is planning to reveal its next Dodge Viper generation at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.
According to the Viper magazine, Ralph Gilles, the SRT CEO has announced that the 2013 Dodge Viper will be officially presented at the New York International Auto Show in April, and the sports car won’t hit the Detroit Motor Show as it was expected. It seems that the American based automaker has done some serious research for their new Viper generation, after going to Porsche owners and other high-end supercar owners to ask them what is wrong with the Viper and why don’t they like it, so we might see some significant improves for the new model.
Even if there’s no official word yet on what will power the 2013 Dodge Viper, rumors say that the new generation of the popular sports car will get an 8.7 liter V10 unit which is expected to develop a total output of over 600 horsepower and a peak torque of 760 Nm (560 lb-ft). The new generation of the Dodge Viper will enter production in 2012 and it will be sold as a 2013 model year.
Sadly this is all we know about the new Dodge Viper but as a reminder the fourth generation of the American supercar, the Phase II SRT-10, was being powered by an 8.4 liter V10 engine which was developing 600 horsepower at 6.000 rom and 760 Nm of torque (560 lb-ft) at 5.600 rpm, mated to a six speed manual transmission.