Chrysler Delivers First 2013 SRT Viper image

Today, doctor January 11th, Chrysler delivered to a customer the first 2013 SRT Viper at its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.

The ceremony was attended by CEO Sergio Marchionne, SRT Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles and the Conner Avenue Assembly plant employees. The customer, who is the first owner of a 2013 SRT Stryker red Viper, is Scott Thomas, 40, from Oklahoma City.

“Viper is Chrysler. If there is a car that defines what we are as a carmaker out there to people who are into carmaking, this is the car,” said Sergio Marchionne during the ceremony.

The Viper was introduced in 1992 as the Dodge Viper, a high-performance sports car sold through 2010, when Chrysler was forced to stop production due to its financial crisis. Production of the new 2013 Viper started on December 5th, 2012, and shipments are due to begin in February. The vehicle now features an all-aluminum body and a 8.4-liter V10 engine which offers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. The base price for this jaw-dropping car is $99,390.

Chrysler announced at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas that the 2013 SRT Viper is among the first Chrysler vehicles to feature a dealer-activated navigation system, and the automaker will also offer Uconnect Access trials.