2013 Dodge Viper Testing

Chrysler is finally reining in its big bad snake. After years of shunning stability control for its no-holds-barred feel, the Pentastar is planning to incorporate stability control on the next-generation Dodge Viper. Set to debut in 2012 as a 2013 model, the vehicle's systems are currently undergoing testing on a 2010 chassis, and Chrysler was kind enough to share a photo of the serpent slithering through the snow.

There's just something about seeing a supercar on the powder that makes us grin like a canary-fed feline.

What else do we know about the next-generation Viper? Few solid details have been confirmed as of yet, but word on the web is that buyers can look forward to somewhere between 600 and 700 horsepower. There's no indication as to whether those ponies will come from a V10 as in days of old or if Chrysler will opt for something with fewer cylinders and more forced induction. Either way, there will be enough power on hand to rankle the chains of hardware like the Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R.

Chrysler says that the company is prepping the Viper for the next "Supercar Olympics," but from the sound of things, the beast will be more at home in an all-out street brawl. We can't wait. Chrysler's brief statement is available after the jump.

[Source: Chrysler]
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Next-Gen Dodge Viper Training For 'Super Car Olympics'

April 15, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The long, cold and snowy winter presented a perfect environment for the ultimate American-built sports car and icon of the Dodge brand's performance car lineup to prepare for its imminent return. Using a 2010 chassis as a test subject, SRT engineers expanded the development scope for the next generation Dodge Viper to include stability control tuning for the first time. The development comes just in time for the next "Super Car Olympics," sure to take place late in 2012 when the all-new performance icon returns.