When the SRT Viper debuted at the New York Auto Show this past April a few things were abundantly clear: it was sexy, it was loud and it wouldn’t be cheap. Just how expensive it would be became the talk of the show before the smell of the exhaust could dissipate. Now just five excruciating months later the results are in and the SRT Viper will have a base MSRP of $97,395 (excluding $1,995 destination).
Though it’s always nice to have a base MSRP under a hundred grand SRT isn’t fooling anyone into thinking they will see the SRT Viper in their driveway for under six figures. If you opt for the SRT Viper GTS under six was out of the question before you even set foot in the dealership with its base MSRP of $120,935 (excluding $1,995 destination). The SRT Viper GTS comes in above both Chevy’s Corvette ZR1 ($112,600) and Ford’s Shelby GT500 ($54,200) when comparing the Big Three’s top 600+ horsepower-ers.
While the 100 large is certainly steep it was to be expected and seems on par with the other top producing American sports cars. We won’t be able to say with any certainty though if it is worth that kinda coinage until we are able to get behind the wheel.
Chrysler Group Announces Pricing for 2013 SRT Viper Models
Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand’s flagship performance machine returns with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts
Two new models include SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS
All-aluminum, mid-front 8.4-liter V-10 engine delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world
Triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper best power-to-weight ratio
Dealer orders expected to open in mid-November 2012
September 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand today announced pricing for the two models of the all-new 2013 SRT Viper.
2013 SRT Viper
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2013 SRT Viper model is $97,395 (excluding $1,995 destination)
The SRT Viper offers a blend of extreme performance and deliberate preservation of what has become the iconic DNA of the Viper to deliver a supercar that continues to bring the driver as close as possible to the machine
2013 SRT Viper GTS
MSRP for the 2013 SRT Viper GTS model is $120,395 (excluding $1,995 destination)
The SRT Viper GTS builds on the DNA of the SRT Viper model with more technologically advanced solutions, like two-mode active suspension, to allow this world-class GTS to find new capabilities on the track while also opening up its envelope as a more premium and mature evolution of the classic, extreme performance formula
Under the hood of both models is the all-aluminum, mid-front 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world.
Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models offer new interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials. New exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fiber and aluminum skin, which helps produce a triple-digit weight reduction and a Viper best power-to-weight ratio.
On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all touch points; and upgrade all material appointments and technologies.
Production of the iconic supercar will begin at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit – the home for Viper since 1995 – in November 2012. Dealer orders are expected to begin in mid-November 2012.