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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chrysler to Produce Limited Edition Viper TA

2014 SRT Viper TA
courtesy and © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC

If you were lucky enough to be able to attend the New York International Auto Show last month (nope, I’m not that lucky), you probably saw the 2014 SRT Viper TA (for Time Attack). If not, here are some photos of Chrysler’s extreme performance package for the Viper. Only 33 will be built in the “TA Orange” paint colour. I think we’re talking about a seriously collectable vehicle. Not to mention seriously driveable.
2014 SRT Viper TA
courtesy and © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC

“The new 2014 SRT Viper TA is being engineered for the dedicated track enthusiast, who still wants to drive to the track and take their hobby to the next level” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’re re-launching some of the fastest production-built cars that people can buy straight from the factory. Our engineers revised the suspension settings to refocus the Viper specifically for track duty, using a blend of components from the GTS and the SRT models, add in the extensively developed aero package and the new Time Attack package is born. We’re not only saluting the existing capabilities of our current models, we’re also targeting another niche in our customer base with a tremendously capable track machine.”
 
2014 SRT Viper TA
courtesy and © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler says the TA package is designed to get the most out of the Viper, which already has an “ultralow center of gravity, 50/50 weight distribution and largest contact patch in the production car world.” Add Sidewinder II wheels clad in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, Brembo brakes, and a two-mode Bilstein DampTronic suspension. Combine with a carbon fibre brace, shock dampers, and road racing derived stabilizer bars, and a curb weight of only 3,348 pounds (estimated). All this powered by an 8.4 litre V-10 with 600 lb.-ft. of torque. Naturally, it comes with racing seats. Definitely track ready, but it’s also street legal. I’ve already reserved a spot for it in my virtual garage.
2014 SRT Viper TA
courtesy and © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC


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