SRT Viper Roadster confirmed image

The North American based automaker has recently announced its plans to introduce a convertible version of the brand new SRT Viper.

After stepping forward and saying that all the initial 800 units of the 2013 SRT Viper have already been sold out, the carmaker is ending up in our news once again, this time with a more important statement. According to the car manufacturer, the SRT Viper will get a drop-top version, which will be named the Roadster. This will compete with the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, which will be unveiled in Geneva, next month. The announcement has been made by Ralph Gilles, during an interview.

As a quick reminder, the 2013 SRT Viper’s official starting price has been set at 97,395 USD, without the 1,995 USD destination charge, while for the 2013 SRT Viper GTS, future owners will have to pay at least 120,395 USD before being able to take their new rides home. 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