2013 SRT(R) Viper. (PRNewsFoto/Chrysler Group LLC)
Unless you have access to a racetrack, where are you going to drive something like that? But after seeing footage of the new SRT Viper (I keep wanting to call it a Dodge Viper, but SRT—Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology group—is now its own brand), I desperately want one. I don’t care how impractical it it, it is unbelievably gorgeous. Sounds great, too. Not in my budget, of course, which is why it’s here in my virtual garage rather than sitting in my driveway.
Check it out for yourself in these two videos from Chrysler.
The first video shows the Detroit plant where the 2013 Vipers, both the street legal SRT and the racing SRT GTS, will be hand-built. Shelly Brown Alore, the plant’s operations manager, claims she has no trouble with absenteeism. I believe her. Who wouldn’t want to be part of the team that puts these cars together?
The second video is footage of the unveiling of the two Vipers last week at New York’s International Auto Show, followed by stills and video of the SRT Viper in action. Take a look. Isn’t that one stunning car? And wouldn’t you love to have the president and CEO OF SRT, Ralph Gilles’, job?