Dodge SRT first showed off the snake logo that’ll adorn the hood of the fifth-generation Viper back in 2010, but now we’ve learned Chrysler has given the new logo its very own name: “Stryker.” Clearly, they never read many X-Men comics.
The new logo is the third in the Viper’s history, following the original emblem from 1992-2002 (which we now know was named “Sneaky Pete”) and the 2003-2010 logo (nicknamed “Fangs”). Stryker designer Vince Galante admitted he was inspired by his childhood love of “Thundercats” and other 1980s-era cartoons, which is something you certainly never heard from Enzo Ferrari.
We’re a hell of a lot more excited for the car the Stryker will sit on than the logo itself, but now that Galante mentioned it, we do get a certain Saturday-morning-cartoon vibe from the new hood ornament. Considering the Viper has always been kind of a fantasy-made-real, that seems oddly appropriate. [via Drive SRT]