SRT, the recently formed standalone brand of Chrysler, is determined to reveal the new 2013 Viper nice and slow. After releasing the first teaser image last month and offering a first look at the new 'Stryker' Viper logo, SRT has just posted a second teaser image of the 2013 Viper on their official Facebook page. While this second photo is much more clear than the first, what exactly is shown in the image is up to debate. Yes, it looks to be a carbon fiber scoop, but what kind?

While we may not know exactly what's in the second Viper teaser, here's what we do know about SRT's next gen flagship: Traction control will be used for the first time in the model's history as mandated by federal law, and while the 2013 Viper's powertrain is still unconfirmed, there are rumors that the V10 could get a bump in displacement to an incredible 8.7 liters.

We'll have all the details and photos when the 2013 SRT Viper is revealed during April's New York Auto Show. Until then we're sure that SRT will have more teasers, which we'll be sure to pass along. If you think you know what's being shown in this latest image then let us know in the comments section below.


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      Kyle
      • 2 Years Ago
      rear diff cooling duct, located behind passenger window.
        EB110Americana
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kyle
        I'm gonna go with the same location (blackout panel behind passenger side glass), but I'll guess it's the cooling duct for the rear brakes. My second guess is that it's the door handle (if you will recall, the last GTS and the revised RT/10 had a black filler panel that opened with the door and the handle mounted to that) but that seems much less likely. As a cooler for the differential, the resultant duct seems like it would eat up a lot of interior/trunk space, but it's a good guess.
          Kyle
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EB110Americana
          What interior/trunk space lol?
      Twittavelli
      • 2 Years Ago
      This carbon fiber orifice makes me want to know...
      WindsWilling
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not sure why they're so hell bent on SRT standing on it's own, really makes no sense. We know it was a dodge before, we know it was a dodge for the longest time. We know other SRTs are built off of dodges. Yet some automakers like to hide the name of origin. Unlike say what Nissan did with the GT-R, when all the american auto sites said it would probably end up, and "should" (for some reason) as an infiniti. But even Nissan understands and respects heritages. Unlike Toyota throwing cars like the 86 as a Scion here, and if they made a new Supra it would probably end up with Lexus or Scion badges on it.
        Thomas D Hilton III
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WindsWilling
        The Viper was Known as Dodge but it wasnt "Dodge". the reason SRT is standalone cause now it has NO LIMITS on Research and Development. they dont have to share R&D cost with Dodge cars anymore. the same goes for RAM trucks
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like what I see so far. It looks distinctly Viper. My only gripe is the SRT brand name. Why must they desecrate a historic nameplate by taking taking away its its halo car and truck? What's wrong with Dodge Ram and Dodge Viper? Why confuse consumers with all of these new brands? It's too bad because, for me and many others, Dodge has come to mean excitement or toughness, but with the Ram and Viper gone, and the Challenger likely soon to be replaced with an SRT vehicle, what will be left is a very watered down Dodge lineup? Given its history, the Dodge name doesn't deserve such treatment.
        Mike D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chris
        I'm guessing it has something to do with overall brand fuel economy. By splitting RAM and SRT off they can make it look like Dodge, as a whole, is much more fuel efficient.
          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike D
          You make a good point. Dodge may look good without the Ram, Viper, and possibly Challenger. On the flip side, Ram and SRT look like crap, when it comes to fuel economy. It seems as though they are trying to make Dodge the new Toyota, by moving all of the appealing models to other brands. In time, I think that can hurt Dodge's brand image, just as I suspect it may catch up to Toyota one day.
        Kyle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chris
        they created separate brands in order to focus resources more efficiently. Before, you'd have to budget how much money went into dodge cars, dodge trucks, advertisement for each, and then allot money for any special vehicles like the SRTs. Now each brand is responsible for its prosparity and balancing their budget.
      The Other Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a pocket in the door designed to hold those little paper McDonald's french fry packets. Duh.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Other Bob
        Don't be stupid. If you can afford a Viper, you can afford to not buy the value sized fry and instead get the large lol. The cardboard holder won't fit in there.
      Blake W Byrns
      • 2 Years Ago
      it looks like a its where the quarter windows would be. probably a diff cooling duct like kyle said
      artso06
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one of the few cars that teaser images actually work for...can't wait dodge!...Uh, SRT!.... what ever, it's still a Dodge Viper. Just like the Mazda MX-5 will always be a Miata.
      Kyle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everybody who complained about how Chrysler tends to resurrect historical nameplates is shitting their pants and can't get their heads around why Chrysler would create a separate brand for their trucks and another for their top-performing vehicles...
      truckguy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care about money any more I have to get in to the auto industry.
      AngeloD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Making SRT a seperate brand is foolish. Cars like the Viper are supposed to act as "halo cars" for a brand. How is this going to help Dodge improve its image? To date, branding for the N. American market is a major trainwreck for Sergio & Co.
        Dump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AngeloD
        I think most of the intended audience for the Dodge Viper now knows that the next iteration will come under the SRT brand. This move doesn't really enhance or diminish the history or the excitement while waiting for the new version. It will be confusing to many to see SRT Viper & Dodge Challenger SRT8 or Jeep Cherokee SRT8 --- does SRT mean brand or top-line performance trim? Most of us know if we see SRT4, 6, or 8; that indicates top of line performance packaging not a change in brand. The SRT brand, I think, should have been formed to be like the AMG branding for Mercedes-Benz --- halo for everything under the parent company's brands. Now having the brand SRT for trucks is prove to be unintentionally misleading.
          Kyle
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dump
          Technically, the SRT versions of the Cherokee, Challenger, etc. are not Jeeps or Dodges or Chryslers either, they're SRTs.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dump
          Even worse, the current (2003-2010) Viper was the Viper SRT10, and known as only the SRT10 in some other markets (I think someone on Fifth Gear mentioned that the Viper name wasnt licensed in Britain). So would this be the SRT Viper SRT10? And SRT followed by a number usually indicates a top of the line package, which doesnt work with the Viper. Best bet is that SRT10 is dropped from the name, because there is only Viper, not a range.
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AngeloD
        I agree 100%! They are Diffusing the major nameplate's effectiveness with SRT, RAM, etc.
        Jason L. Trater
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AngeloD
        I think Dodge intends to make the Challenger its new Halo car. When they stopped making the Stealth R/T in 1996 to the launch of the Challenger SRT8 in 2008, the front wheel drive V6 Avenger ES/Stratus R/T Coupe could not really take on the Mustang Cobra or Camaro SS, or even the Pontiac GTO.
          jtav2002
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jason L. Trater
          Nor were they supposed to compete there. I mean even the Stealth I wouldn't necessarily consider a competing car. IIRC weren't they substantially more pricey than your Camaros and Mustangs. Albeit much better performers at the time.
      genelamont
      • 2 Years Ago
      wouldn't it be wiser to put these development dollars toward an EV? nothing against race cars, but haven't we pretty much wrung everything out of the IC engine at this point?
        Dennis Baskov
        • 2 Years Ago
        @genelamont
        Dude you really came to the wrong subject to discuss this. And if you are implying this on Viper then no, it would not be wiser. The second people will hear that their 8.4 litter monster is turning into a soulless EV, there is going to be a lot of face punching and burning people alive action. This sh!t might involuntarily work on the poor NSX, but the Viper has unfinished business to do. Now unless you want your head chopped off, I suggest you run real fast.
        kylen20
        • 2 Years Ago
        @genelamont
        the continuous development of the IC engine is proving you wrong, we are reaching a point where internal combustion engines are becoming more and more advanced, with the onset of direct injection and turbocharging (not new but a rediscovery) as well as cam-less engines, and electronic accessories internal combustion engines are becoming vastly more efficient and powerful in the past year than ever before with large sedans making more horsepower then before as well and greater fuel efficiency... also be sure that dollars are being put towards EV development, not because it is the future of the automotive industry (trust me it isnt) but because you have to sell a few in California in order to sell cars there.
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @genelamont
        While it would be wiser to put the development dollars towards an EV, it just would not be as much fun. I wouldn't buy a Viper, or Corvette (I'm asian, so, buying one of these would be akin to putting a skinny asian dude on a Harley - another kick-a** American product), but I'm all for the horsepower wars. It's cars like Corvettes, Vipers, the classic 60s & 70s iron from Detroit, Italian sports cars with horses on the hood, and other cars that are built in the name of fun & performance over practicality that fuel our love of the automobile. It's these cars that we dream about. It's these cars that make us look to a particular manufacturer for one of their more practical offerings, hoping that the car we drive home is somehow related to the car that in some cases, costs many times more than (or for the fortunate among us - equal to) what we make in a year. As much as I'd love to have a $230k SLS AMG, I think I'm more likely to put an E-Class coupe in my garage (just like many of you will have to choose something a little more practical, and less expensive the next time you head to your dealer of choice). We can all dream though...
          Dean
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          You know, the burnout idea is pretty good... I'd honestly love some sort of muscle car - I just don't think my back can take it...
        Kyle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @genelamont
        Does anybody here know what a troll is?
      Rotation
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is FIAT so into new brands? They brought FIAT to the US, that isn't going so well. Now where will SRTs be sold? Why confuse the customer by making them have to puzzle out where to go buy a car? Make it a Chrysler. Make it a Dodge. Whatever. But why make a new brand?
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