Last night at midnight, DriveSRT teased the very first image of the next SRT Viper, rumored to be making its debut at April’s New York Auto Show. As you’d expect (since Chrysler’s been careful not to let spy photos leak), the image released doesn’t tell us a whole lot.
The cabin has the same twin bubbles as the last coupe (to accommodate helmets), there’s a familiar air intake just aft of the Viper logo and the front fenders seem to carry the same muscular shape as the last car. Headlights look smaller than on the previous generation, and the teaser image doesn’t give us any idea what the new Viper’s grille will look like.
Styling details aside, there’s plenty we don’t know about the next Viper. Rumor has it that the last generation’s 8.4-liter V-10 is gone, replaced by an even larger 8.7-liter V-10. We expect the car to be a bit more refined than the last model, thanks to Chrysler’s ties to Fiat (who also owns Ferrari), but no less capable on the track.
We expect production of the 2013 SRT Viper to begin this fall, with inventory hitting dealer showrooms by year-end. If you want to stay up-to-date on all things Viper-related, you can follow DriveSRT on Facebook, and bookmark the SRT Group’s website. Since we’re fans of the car, we’ll keep you up to date on any breaking news, too.