In die cast form, anyway, you're looking at the next Viper. In the tiny-car world, there's as much fanaticism about keeping the scaled-down versions of the latest and greatest under tight wraps, while also being the first to hit the shelves when the real deal hits the streets. A preview of what would be great to see as the next Viper has hit the internet by way of a few images of a toy even grown adults will covet in lieu of the real thing.

The hood looks like what we've seen in other leaked images, which lends credence to the rest of the accuracy of the overall shape. Significantly, this is the first time we've gotten much of a glance at the rear of what could be the 2013 Viper. We'll find out soon how accurate this sporty plaything is, and we'll pass those days hoping it's pretty much spot-on.


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      DougShep
      • 2 Years Ago
      the hate on this car at his point is unbelievable. what we get here is knowledge that yes, the next Viper will still look like a Viper and nothing else. and it's awesome
        TheDarkKnight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DougShep
        People are "hating" on this car because they are disappointed. This car is not good at all. It's a lazy reproduction of the same things that have been seen from Chrysler over and over again. I have no doubt that it will perform very well on a track, as all Vipers do. However the styling of this car is a bit of a let down.
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheDarkKnight
          How can you say that when all you have seen is a god damn toy?! They said they were drawing inspiration from the Gen II do you not listen? Why don't you bitch about Porchse and the 911 looking the same every generation? And how may people hating on this car can actually afford it and it they could would actually buy it? The people that can, have seen it and love it.
      TitanSubZero15
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jesus Christ people it's a Viper, it's not like it's been gone for years. What did you guys expect, a damn Ferrari?
        Jarda
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TitanSubZero15
        a new Viper maybe? not a barely noticeable facelift?
        TheDarkKnight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TitanSubZero15
        No my friend. People are not expecting a Ferrari. They are expecting a car that (after Chrysler has had a bit of a design renaissance) is up to the same level of creativity as the last new product launches that Chrysler has issued.THIS, is not good nor is it exciting. It will perform well on a track but styling hit it is not. I'm bored with this thing already. I feel like I saw this design 15 years ago, wait a sec, I DID!!
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheDarkKnight
          You are bored by a very low quality diecast rendition of this car in 1/64 Hotwheels scale. There is much that you wont be able to make out until you see it in flesh, or at least better photos. But it appears it will have the voluptious curves of the GTS, paired with an all new front end, and a rear end we have no clue of yet. The way you are going about it, I expect you are the kind of person that can't tell the difference between a 1964 911 and a 2012, or between a Countach and an Aventador. Same basic shape, and in the case of the Porsche, very same features. I am just glad it looks 1000x better than all of the horrible renditions I have seen done by amateurs on the internet over the past 2-3 years.
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheDarkKnight
          Are you ignorant? All you have seen is a ******* toy!!
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they were to come out with a radical new design everyone would still complain it does not look like the old one, there is never pleasing anyone. Does not matter how it looks, any generation is going to turn heads. I love the allure of the Viper and feel bad I've never been able to drive one.
        Autoblogist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        No, the problem is these stories of Marchionne and the others execs at Fiat seeing the concept for the first time and instantly green lighting another generation of Vipers. That coupled with Gilles alluding to a sexier Viper with Italian design cues makes for a highly anticipated new look. I'm sure they wouldn't completely for go the look of the classic Viper, but if these models are accurate, they didn't change much at all in the looks department. I'm still holding out for something different than this diecast model at the New York show.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      When the SRT came out, everyone said, "The Gen II was perfect. They should have just remade that with a better engine and suspension." Now they do that and everyone complains. I know this...everyone on the Viper board (you know, the guys who actually have money and buy them) loves it.
        TheDarkKnight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cory Stansbury
        When the SRT viper was released the playing field for american exotics/ foreign exotics looked a lot different. Since then the lanscape has changed severly. Cars are manufatured better across the board and you have companies creating vehicles the up the ante not only from an engineering standpoint but also a design standpoint as well. People expected greatthings from this car. They obviously aren't seeing what they expected to. To insult them only makes you look stupid. You seemto be taking the fact that that people dont like this car rather personally,did you design it? NO.so maybe you should sit back like the rest of us and stop being such a tool. P.S Assuming that you and your Viper Board friends are the only person here that can afford this car is very ignorant. Typically the person who talks about all the things he or she can afford cant afford anything.They didn't stop creating six figure salaried positions when you received yours.
          Cory Stansbury
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheDarkKnight
          So you are suggesting you alienate the people who made the car iconic in the first place? You are also effectively saying the GTS has been eclipsed as a looker. I can't think of a whole lot of cars which have been made since that hold a candle to the GTS's perfect lines from every single angle. The GTS wasn't broke, so why fix it? By taking the basic shape and adding a few modern touches here and there, they have created a look which appeals to both current Viper owners and, most likely, some new clientele as well. The formula surely works for the 911, despite the jokes every time a new one comes out. Chrysler isn't looking to sell Vipers in numbers like that of the Corvette. If is a car meant to define their brand. And much like the Enzo and other special Ferraris, production is limited and, in this case, buyers are restricted. If they were trying to appeal to every other buyer in the market, they wouldn't be restricting first year sales to previous Viper owners. And given that, I think it would be wise to keep the styling aimed at their sensibilities.
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheDarkKnight
          Exotics may have upped the design standpoint since 1999 but Lamborghini still has the same wedge design so why can't the Viper use the tried and true GTS style? People aren't seeing their great expectations from this car because it hasn't been shown officially and people will always complain. Hard to tell how well engineered a car is from a god damn toy, that may or may not be based on the final design of the new Viper. Hold your complaints until April when we actually see it. I fail to see where Cory insulted anyone at all or took anything personally, you just flew off the handle about nothing that was mentioned. If anything, it was you who took what he said personally. But he did have a very good point, some members of the Viper Club of America have seen the car and have only good things to say about it. It's when you get to forums and blogs with your armchair racers that people start bitching about it. He never said anything about people being too poor to afford them. He was talking about people that actually bought the ******* car and will most likely buy one of the new ones. P.S. May want to double check your first sentence, last I checked the SRT Viper was coming in April.
        kmrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cory Stansbury
        Are you 12?
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think its looks might be a little dissappointing to those looking for something out of the box, but from what I can see, I like. The Viper is a timeless, retro design, and not much is bound to actually change. As long as it gets a small power hike, a well designed spartan but not sh!tty plastic interior, and some fine chassis tuning, it is all great news in my books. Maybe lose 100-200lbs ideally.
      F1
      • 2 Years Ago
      im not going to judge a production car by it's matchbox counterpart..it's idiotic....that said this looks great, the curves of the gts are back! so far from what ive noticed it seems like chrysler is disregarding/erasing the daimler years and reffering back to the pre-2000 and continuing from there. the new GC, Durango and even the Dart look like updates of the 1st gen GC,Durango and Neon. I have a feeling the naysayers here will be seeing a different tune when they ACTUALLY reveal it.
      omgcool
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope that's the real wheel design! Also love the GTS-ness of the rear. Can't wait to see the real thing.
      not again
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must say to see a coupe in the "flesh" is certainly a head-turner. Diecast models, especially 1/64 will not do justice to the real thing. My humble opinion.
      Graham
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's amazing how much everything back of the front wheels resembles the first gen viper coupe. I think the reason the headlights look out of place for me is only because they are the main distinguishing design feature between this car and a GTS from 1996 (at least in die-cast form; will reserve judgement until a proper reveal).
      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's going to look like a Viper, we get that. What I want to know is specs on the engine.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @montegod7ss
        8.7L 700+hp and 700+ft. lbs. of torque
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          That's 81 hp and lbft per liter, both figures a little high for a low revving pushrod engine. If it revved relatively high, I could see the power, but since when have you seen a pushrod engine with 81 lbft per liter? The curren 8.4 made 67, a 392 makes 73, an LS7 makes 67, an LS3 makes 68, etc. Even DOHC engines such as the Mustang GT make below 80, including exotics such as the Lambo 5.2 V10 and new 6.5 V12 produce less than 80 lbft per litre. And torque is independent of RPM, so there is no advantage to redlining at 5000 or 9000. I think 670 horsepower and 620 pound feet are more realistic numbers to expect from an 8.7L pushrod V10.
      Tim
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand why so many people thought it was going to look much different. The visual changes between the 1st and 2nd gen Viper were so small that most people don't even realize that the '96 - '02 vipers are in fact considered a different generation from those made in '95 and earlier. I've read a lot of comments on Viper posts that think what we see here is the 3rd generation Viper and not the 4th.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tim
        Technically, this is the third distinctive all new model, next to the '92-02 and '03-'10. But in terms of generations, this is the fifth. The 1992-1995 count as Gen 1, Gen 2 went up till 2002 (both 400-450hp), Gen 3 were the SRT10 models up until about 2008 or so (510hp), and Gen 4 were up until discontinuation in 2010 (600hp).
      WMUCarGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like that there's a lot of Viper GTS in the design. I was never much of a fan of the SRT-10 Vipers.
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