Early last year, Chrysler announced that it would be bringing the Viper back into production, with the brand's performance flagship once again taking its place at the front of the SRT lineup. The next generation Viper won't be unveiled until April at the New York Auto Show, and it looks like Dodge will be doing its best to tease us mercilessly until then with vague sketches of the car. The first has just been posted on the official SRT Facebook page, providing the very first look at the front end of the 2013 Viper. From the silhouette it's hard to really tell what the design will look like, but the overall shape and the hood scoop distinctly remind us of the Viper GTS coupe built from 1996 to 2002.

So, what do we know about the 2013 Viper as of right now? For starters, traction control will be used for the first time in the model's history as mandated by federal law. The powertrain is still unconfirmed, although there are rumors that the V10 could get a bump in displacement to an incredible 8.7 liters.

All of these rumors will be laid to rest come April, but until then we'll just have to settle for the teasers that SRT gives us. We'll be sure to bring you more news on the 2013 Viper as soon as its released, and let us know what you're hoping to see from the new Viper in the Comments.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      This truly is a definition of a tease. And also, have you noticed how Autoblog called it the 'DODGE' Viper. Not SRT. Even thou, the know its no longer Dodge's Baby. Still kind of bugs me that they pulled that move. It still bugs me they did that to the Ram brand.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a proper car to do this teasing thing.
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        So agree! I am so sick of "teasers" of lame appliances. Really, I'm barely interested in a full gallery of shots of the new CRV, nevermind "teasers". Now this car, yea, a teaser is like a sexy dance in skimpy clothing. Really gets you excited to see the full Monte, which you KNOW won't dissapoint.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Marchionne said his inspiration for this car was a naked lady on the beach. I assume he means like a supermodel, and that his wife didnt like that. But that means that a stripteasing Viper is going to be about as big of a turn on as a stripteasing supermodel.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          @Krishan That was Ralph Gilles not Marchionne.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it. To me the Viper is Americas Lamborghini. Full of drama, appeals to the 12 year old in us all and will bite your head off. Still have a poster of the 1996 GTS on the wall of my room at my parents house.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Back in 4th and 5th grade, I had those cardboard folders you would throw into a binder. One had GTS and the other was an RT/10. The Viper was the reason I fell in love with cars.
          • 3 Years Ago
          Hell yes! The Viper is largely responsible for my interests in cars as well, along with the old Jeep Comanche racing trucks. :)
      - v o c t u s -
      • 3 Years Ago
      SOME PROPER CURVES AGAIN. THANK GOD. The original Vipers were iconic for their voluptuous shape, then they flattened everything out, gave it gills and thought they shat gold. No. It was a huge step sideways for no reason. THIS looks like a VIPER!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope it gets the sexy curves of the GTS and the aggression of the Gen III/IV
      • 3 Years Ago
      You really cant tell much at all from this pic. But IMHO if you go solely by this pic, it looks like the old Viper with LED's
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very little to off here, but i like what I see. Looks like it will be an evolutionary design, which is good since the Viper has always looked good. Hopefully they can make the car more refined without compromising the car's character.
      Paul P.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see it! I'm sure it will be just as mean and brash as ever, even with traction control.
      • 3 Years Ago
      tilt... Tilt. TILT!! I'm all for putting a little action in a sketch, but this just looks like the Viper has a lazy eye, or maybe it's falling asleep in its desk, and about to fall over.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've driven a Viper once when I was 14 and honestly there was nothing like it. To let an untamed car like this to go away would be such a disappointment. I can't wait to see how great the next car performs seeing that no car today can beat it still.
      • 3 Years Ago
      from what is shown it looks nearly identical to like a 1999 viper gts... not a bad thing I guess but its hardly a reveal or a tease considering it looks like to only difference I can see from here is LED strips under the lights.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/398766_245112745565615_241200062623550_534184_91647966_n.jpg the more revealing teaser
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
        If it looks like that no one will be buying it. just kidding!
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