As is the way these days, Chrysler has begun an achingly slow striptease for the 2013 SRT Viper, with zoomed-in closeups and shadowy shots that are difficult to glean much from. But just as they did during your childhood, Hot Wheels may have a quicker way for you to get your hands on the Pentastar's super coupe. The hyper-pixelated image shown above appears to be the 2013 Viper wrought in diecast 1/43 scale. Reportedly from a poster showing the toymaker's 2012 line of vehicles, this could just be our best look at the big snake yet.

While the wheels appear to be exaggerated in typical Hot Wheels fashion, the greenhouse and the long hood all seem to fit what we would expect for a new Viper, including an aggressive hood that appears to have at least three vents. The gaping lower fascia and headlamps look to be new forms as well, and if we squint a little, the roof looks like it could be a double-bubble. If this image is correct, it would seem to be clear that Chrysler has not forgotten about the car's heritage. Will it be modern enough while retaining the Viper's stock-in-trade rawness? We hope to know more soon.


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      Kaze9
      • 3 Years Ago
      still waiting for it to load...
        rsxvue
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kaze9
        Haha! I refreshed twice before reading the article. Self-pwned.
      Mario
      • 3 Years Ago
      is it gonna load? its like waiting for image to download at 14.4K LOL
        R3TRO
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mario
        LOL, I did the same thing, I thought my phone wasn't done refreshing!
      RedHoodJT
      • 3 Years Ago
      SVT Cobra vs SRT Viper! Now that's a family fued battle I want to see!
        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RedHoodJT
        Except the Viper will probably leap off the line because the manufacturer realized that you need more than a 285 series tire to put 600+ horsepower to the ground.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          You're SERIOUSLY starting to sound like a broken record...
      AnalogJesse
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enhance!
      metalmatrix7
      • 3 Years Ago
      If this does turn out to be true, it wouldn't be the first time. If memory serves this same thing happened when hot wheels revealed what the new corvette would look like in 1983.
      Bill Burke
      • 3 Years Ago
      For alot of people, myself included, the Viper launch is the most significant event in the automotive arena this year. Sure I realize that the Dart has alot more financial and marketing significance for Chrysler, but the Viper is the "red meat" for MoPar lovers everywhere. I'll be at the New York Auto Show, front and center, to see the new snake in person come April. Until then I will study every reveal, large or small, that hints at America's fastest sports car. I have complete confidence that the new Viper will more than meet the expectations of every MoPar loyalist and impress sports car enthusiasts world wide. Untill April we can all just keep our excitement restrained until the day Viper returns. HISS HISS !!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        [blocked]
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          No, it's not. The TS030 hasn't received this much publicity.
      usci1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Exactly what somebody with money needs. A new toy that will pass everything on a highway except a gas station.
      Jossue Rivera
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the Banshee from GTA!
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, just found this myself and was gonna send you guys a tip!...BTW, Hot Wheels Main Lines are approximately 1/64 scale, not 1/43
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        It's ok, it's Autoblog. They are contractually obligated to get at least one fact wrong per article. ;)
          Autoblog Fan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          A billion times better then motortrend and popmech though.
          Kyle
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          @tko Don't forget though that Motor Trend was spitting out almost every unfounded rumor about the viper they could get in text though. 6.4 hemi base model, etc. That being said, they did have one helluva artical about the history of vipers... can't remember exactly what it was called, but it talks about even the first prototypes in detail.
          tkosoccer03
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          @autoblof fan i think you might be slightly biased... not sure why i think that, but something tells me it's true. MT is probably the most credible auto magazine out of the "big 3" (MT, C&D, R&T). while their methodology for picking winners in comparison tests is often scattered, they have a good team of journalists that knows how to evaluate a car.
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love that the car has what appears to be similar vents to the old SI and SII Viper's, which IMO were the best looking of the bunch, especially the GTS ACR with its BBS LM wheels! I can't wait to see this monster in person!
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      The devil is in the details so anyone saying that they absolutely love, or conversely hate, this design based solely on that pixelated image is full of it.
      DougShep
      • 3 Years Ago
      seems consistent with the teasers we've seen. wish it was sharper though...lol
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