2013 SRT Viper to get convertible version image

Chrysler Group LLC is planning to introduce a convertible version of the 2013 SRT Viper which is expected to make its way onto the market later on this year.

Following the same path as its main competitor, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which has recently confirmed the debut of the 2014 Corvette Convertible during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Chrysler Group LLC is also planning to develop a drop-top version of its new-gen sports car, the SRT Viper. The announcement has been made by the Chrysler’s SRT performance division president, Ralph Gilles.

“The car was designed to be a convertible. Under the skin is a convertible chassis. It’s already there – the stiffness is there. It’s extremely easy should that come, but we’re not in any rush”, as Ralph Gilles told Ward’s Auto.

Details on the SRT Viper Convertible remain unknown for the moment and they might be announced over the following months, if the carmaker decides to unveil it. As a quick reminder, the 2013 SRT Viper is coming with an 8.4 liter V10 engine, producing 640 HP (477 kW) and 814 Nm of torque (600 lb-ft), mated to a six-speed manual transmission sending power to the rear-wheel drive. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is done in approximately 3 seconds and top speed stands at 331 km/h (206 mph).

Source: Ward’s Auto