There seems to be an endless stream of spy shots scrolling across out digital desktops here at Autoblog, and some will invariably be more interesting than others. But few are as hotly anticipated as the new Viper that's coming roaring around the corner.

So far, all Chrysler has given us is a shadowy sketch, a close-up detail shot, and the new badge that will represent the model, joining the test mule spy shots we've been seeing for the past several months and the Hot Wheels leak we brought you yesterday. But this latest batch of spy shots appears the clearest yet – despite the best efforts of the SRT development team (including a Dukes of Hazzard-style hood slide that compelled KGP Photography to do a quick bit of wry image manipulation).

2013 SRT Viper interior spy shotsSo what can we see from these pics? Ventilation, and lots of it. There is a pair of massive hood vents that pass air through the grille over the hood like you'd expect to see on a Le Mans race car. And through the mesh on Dolly Parton-size hood bra you can see a pair of uprights in the grille forming a V shape that's a slight departure from the crosshair grille of the previous Vipers. (Remember, this is technically an SRT product and – like the Ram trucks – no longer a Dodge.)

We're also seeing the clearest shots yet of the interior, with what looks like a full digital dashboard (complete with 220 mph speedo) instead of analog instruments. With each passing day, we hope to see a little more, but for now you can check out the full batch of spy shots in the gallery for a closer look.


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      Bret Frohwein
      • 2 Years Ago
      I spy a reconfigurable TFT display..
      Dante
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're using the old dash/interior as a placeholder.
      QAZZY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hoping for MultiAir, so the only pollution environmentalists will complain about is the smoke coming from my tires.
      Sean Brown
      • 2 Years Ago
      dodge for the love of god put a decent interior in it
      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      There are a lot worse jobs than getting to develop a car like this. Getting paid to fabricate new engines and suspensions into old bodies to make mules has to be one of the greatest jobs for a car nut. After that, then you get to road test it, all the while playing cat-and-mouse with spy photo guys. This would be infinitely better than being in charge of designing and testing the new Camry.
        TMTexas
        • 2 Years Ago
        @montegod7ss
        The one thing that made me change course right before going into mechanical/automotive engineering - what if I get stuck engineering seatbelt buckles for Toyota Camrys the rest of my life? Terrified the hell of out me . . .
      Jmaister
      • 2 Years Ago
      it took them this long to do a fascia?
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      KGB Photography has been taking some lessons from TMZ paparazzi. Definitely in-yo-face!
      Joe Carter
      • 2 Years Ago
      I suppose I find it a bit amusing how many people don't understand the concept of a mule car. . . .
      htcmodteam
      • 2 Years Ago
      Has anyone noticed the wheel bolt pattern 6 at the front and 5 at front and the size of wheels on it???
        Kyle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @htcmodteam
        I noticed, and also noticed the mule beside it had the same style rims, albeit in a smaller size. Possibly testing out which size rims give the best ride/handeling?
      J.B. Alcantara
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mule-testing, not the final car. PERIOD. I lawled at the Bo Duke head-shop.
      Radwon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like they are haven't updated the interior on this mule either. Here's to hoping they do 'something' with it. You should never be impressed with the exterior, the performance figures and then lose all respect for it after hopping in the driver's seat thoroughly disappointed with the interior which lets it down with cheesy plastic, seats and layout. Sure it's not a luxury car but....c'mon.
        RedHoodJT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radwon
        cough cough... EVERY SINGLE CORVETTE THAT HAS EVER BEEN MADE...cough cough. oh come on! You all know it's true!
      Healthy Chap
      • 2 Years Ago
      ... So basically they're refreshing the outgoing one like they've be doing with most of the models, right? I mean come on, that can't be right.
        Healthy Chap
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Healthy Chap
        Well okay, it has mule looks to it, but I don't except much of a platform change.
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Healthy Chap
          It's going to have a totally new chassis. This is just a mule. It uses the outgoing model's body work, with the new model's drivetrain and chassis.
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