The new 2013 Dodge Viper has been spotted being tested on several occasions with the front end heavily disguised. The new Viper is said to be an all new car with development assistance from within the Fiat alliance (including Ferrari). Some rumours suggest that it will share the Maserati M139 platform used for the Quattroporte, Gran Turismo and GranCabrio. Others say it will have its own bespoke chassis. One thing seems for certain – the Dodge Viper will be powerful. More powerful than ever before with an engine potentially enlarged to a massive 8.7 litre V10 – the largest Chrysler have ever put in a passenger car. The tuned powerplant will also need to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
The predicted launch date will be in the second half of 2012 as a 2013 model. The previous Dodge Viper SRT10 went out of production in 2010.
UPDATE: Chrysler’s SRT Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles has announced that the 2013 Viper will be introduced at the New York Auto Show in April 2012.