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2013 SRT Viper summary: The Chrysler "Dodge" 2013 SRT Viper 2-passenger coupe includes an 8.4-liter 640-horsepower naturally aspirated 20-valve front-engine rear wheel drive V-10 connected to a 6-speed manual electronic 1-4 skip-shift transmission. The Viper is assembled in Motor City, USA (Detroit, Michigan). The Chrysler SRT Viper design team talks about their goals with the new Viper in this presentation.
When searching for information on the 2103 SRT Viper, realize that one of the more popular web search results will be the 2013 SRT Viper GTS in the Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360 video game developed by Turn 10 Studios, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios. There is also the 2013 SRT Viper GTS in the GTA IV (Grand Theft Auto IV) video game seen here crash testing, and finally another popular game with the new 2013 SRT Viper is NFS (Need for Speed) Shift 2 Unleashed.
Chrysler Group LLC is marketing the 2013, and up, Viper as the "SRT" Viper, whereas earlier models were commonly referred to as Chrysler or Dodge Vipers, according to what side of the pond you're on. Simply put, the new 2013 Viper is not a Dodge anymore, it's an SRT, a Chrysler SRT, a Chrysler SRT Viper to be exact. The 300 SRT8 is also a Chrysler; a Chrysler Chrysler actually. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a Chrysler Jeep. The Challenger and Charger SRT's are still Chrysler Dodge. Chrysler SRT works with many changing identities including FIAT and MOPAR. SRT (Street and Racing Technology) is the performance division of Chrysler (Also, view a Viper timeline video of the Vipers leading up to the current 5th generation model: the fifth gen Viper starts with the 2013 SRT model year sports-car described here.