We have to ask the question above because, in all honesty, we don't know for sure if these are images of the 2013 SRT Viper, specifically its new nose and hood. Sent to Autoblog by an anonymous tipster, the images appear to be of a mold of some sort, possibly used to make the tooling for the engine cover, fenders and front end of the new Viper.

Based on recent spy shots, as well as the slip by Hot Wheels, these images could be the real deal. Two things make us think that. The first are those three vents in the hood: the central NACA duct and a pair of large air outlets behind it. We can see them on the spy shots in the gallery below and they're present in these images, as well. The second is the lower grille. Our recent spy shots indicate that the familiar Dodge cross-hairs are being replaced by two vertical bars in a slight 'V' shape that bisect a pair of horizontal lines. That matches to a tee the mold we see in the above gallery.

We won't venture any further speculation since it's entirely possible these images aren't of what we think they are. We'll know for sure when the real deal debuts at the New York Auto Show in early April, or maybe sooner if things progress as they have been.


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      WMUCarGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      There have been rumors that SRT has commissioned Bill Riley (of Riley & Scott/Riley Daytona Prototype fame) to build a new GT2 version of the new Viper for a factory ALMS effort to go against the Corvettes, Porsches, Ferraris and more. Those two small ovalish shapes near the bottom of the main pic are the exact shape of the types of engine latches that modern sports racing cars use for their engine covers and other removable body panels. From that I'd suggest that these pics are of the upcoming GT2 racing spec version of the new Viper!
      Jorge Duran
      • 2 Years Ago
      At this rate we'll see the full Viper by tomorrow.
      dabz723
      • 2 Years Ago
      All these assumptions and guesses about this car are getting annoying... "Is this the hood, is this the rear, does it look like a hotwheel rendering, will it have tires" blah, blah.... Blah. I LOVE the viper, but damn autoblog, you're playing it out before its even out.
        Bill Burke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dabz723
        DABZ, The Viper reveal is news and folks globally are hanging on every reveal photo waiting for the arrival of the new Viper. Personally, I can't get enough and look foward to my daily "Viper fix" from the blog. Remember, were talking Viper here, not just any car.
        Brex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dabz723
        Word, dabz. By they time they do the real reveal, I'm not going to care. It's like the girl who always flirted with you in middle school and then by the time she finally let you have a kiss, you couldn't be bothered.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Skornogr4phy
      • 2 Years Ago
      NACA Ducts.
      DougShep
      • 2 Years Ago
      quite the day of viper stuff aint it
      doubletary
      • 2 Years Ago
      Loved the pictures over the "innocents" faces. Bo Duke..hilarious!
      Maxximtl
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yikes. Looks like the engineers won out on this one. The naca duct along with the deep hood scoops looks horrible.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      GIPSYBLOOD13
      • 2 Years Ago
      JUST A FACE-LIFT..!!!! HERE GO AGAIN A OTHER BAILOUT.....!!!!!!!!!
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GIPSYBLOOD13
        Uh this isn't just a facelift, moron. It's a totally new redesign.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GIPSYBLOOD13
        Wait... You're trolling. You go into the Mustang commercial article, and complain that Ford is copying Dodge with their new look on the Mustang like you're some kind of Dodge fanboy. Then you come in here, and insult Dodge. If that isn't the epitomy of trolling, I don't know WHAT is.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this is true, then it looks like Fiat is trying to show some of their influences on the car by putting that V-shaped thing on the grill and front of the hood. I'm gonna have to see the whole car before I start basing anything much, but the cross grill would be missed if replaced.
        Lucas Maia
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        Okay, while the V shape detail on the grille might resemble that of an Alfa Romeo, the V shape on the hood has NOTHING to do with Fiat whatsoever. That comes from the Viper GTS as you can see here; http://image.motortrend.com/f/34890116+w786+ar1/viper-GTS-concept-hood.jpg and here http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/364801317_b97a6e4ed9.jpg.
        Dennis Baskov
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        Alfa Romeo influence to be exact.
        evilzibob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        ...Don't you mean Alfa Romeo?
        Kyle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        If you haven't noticed, all of the crosshair grills have been replaced with split grills.
        BDolman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        That hood scoop is a classic Viper trademark
          Kyle
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BDolman
          Not really, look at the Gen I/II intake. you're drawing conclusions based from nothing.
          Dennis Baskov
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BDolman
          It might be, but it's shaped more of of V than ever before.
      James Coulee
      • 2 Years Ago
      This may be for a competition version: there are hood laches's indentations at the front.
        Extuce
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James Coulee
        re-confirms my suspicion that they will be flaunting the ACR first for some weird reason
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Extuce
          Start this generation off with the most capable track machine version? Interesting.
        SteveW
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James Coulee
        Yes... Looks like AeroCatch indentations.
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