Viper made its comeback in the market this year with a new brand name, exotic interior and exterior and no doubt it is also fully packed with a more powerful engine. This time, the Viper will have two trim levels, Base and GTS with a number of mind blowing features that are there to making it totally different from its predecessor. The new 2013 STR Viper is a super car that is manufactured by a team of experts with a focal point of its high end performance. During the test drive, the car really proved itself as one of the high performance super cars on the planet.
The new 2013 STR Viper has a really appealing and exotic exterior features brock coupe like curves, exhaust exit in front of the rear wheels, clam shell opening hood, double bubble roof and the block length. The look of the car is complemented with a stretched roofline making it more refined and appealing. In the comparison with the Dodge’s 1992 Viper, the new viper got a roof, hood and liftgate of fiber carbon whereas the sills and doors of the car are made of high quality aluminium. The body is 32% lighter than its predecessor. The front of the 2013 STR Viper has Cleopatra snake eye Bi-Xenon headlamps, turn signals and de rigeur LED daytime running lights.
The interior of the new 2013 STR Viper was like a challenge for the experts because they have to show their creativity just like its exterior. The manufacturer used high end materials and offering a spacious, comfortable and driver oriented atmosphere. Both trim levels of the Viper are designed to provide maximum comfort and luxury. The standard features of the Viper’s interior include hand cut, sewn and wrapped, fine quality leather seats with soft organic grain vinyl, leather wrapped steering wheel, 8.4 inch color touch screen and a seven inch LED backlit TFT EVIC system that updates the driver about the performance. The interior of the new 2013 STR Viper is looking like a lounge of an interior designer with color accents and matching on the doors, seats, console and instrument panels.
Powertrain and Performance
The new 2013 STR Viper has an updated version of a powerful engine making it outstanding on tracks. The old Viper had a 400 horsepower 8.0L V10 engine however the new 2013 STR Viper got a 8.4 liter V10 engine makes 640 horsepower at 6200rpm and a torque of 600 lb ft at 5000rpm. The rear wheel drive 2013 STR Viper is mated with a six speed manual transmission box. The engine is able to push the car from 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds. The EPA estimated fuel economy of the new 2013 STR Viper is 13mpg city and 18mpg highway. The new model receives an increase of 40hp and 40 lb ft torque.
The new 2013 STR Viper features ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, child seat anchors, post collision safety system, dual front headrests, daytime running lights, stability control system, traction control, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency interior trunk release and emergency braking assist.
Pricing and Warranty
The new 2013 STR Viper comes with a base price of $97,395 for the Base model and $120,395 for the GTS model and is backed by the manufacturer 3 year 36,000 mile warranty.
The new 2013 STR Viper has to compete against Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 Turbo, Limborghini, Audi 8, Ferrari and the next generation Acura NSX and Lotus Esprit. The car is able to beat all these cars but will face a bit difficulty in chasing Ferrari and the new generation cars.
- Powerful and updated engine
- A sportier and wider design with innovations and improvements
- Marvelous cornering grip
- Lack of automated manual transmission
- High price tags