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Chrysler has posted three new SRT Viper videos, the first being a nice seven-minute documentary about Viper history, from its origins to the present.

We're happy to see the automaker make no attempts to distort the truth here, wisely including period footage of both Carroll Shelby and Bob Lutz, despite the fact that those two automotive legends currently work for its most bitter rivals, Ford and General Motors, respectively. The inclusion of a clip from the Viper TV series, however, was perhaps a less inspired choice. We'd have left that on the cutting room floor in favor of more racing footage, like maybe something from Le Mans.

The second video is three minutes of Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of SRT Brand and Motorsports at Chrysler. Gilles walks us around a static Viper, explaining some of the details in the design that might escape a casual observer – and help the new Viper hit 206 miles per hour.

The final video goes inside Conner Avenue Assembly in Detroit where Chrysler builds the Viper. So maybe Chrysler employees like Shelly Brown Alore, the operations manager at the plant, aren't quite the celebrity that Gilles is, but then again, we're exactly the type of car nerds that actually find this stuff interesting.

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      Mr. Meaner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not too many new American cars that make me "weak at the knees" this, is one of them. Congrats on a fantastic design. Flappy-paddle gearbox drivers need not apply.
      TheAutoBlog
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great content. Could have been produced and directed better thought
      timber
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks good after all these years Just like ant good design
      Blake
      • 2 Years Ago
      oh god I forgot about the Viper TV show
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Blake
        Looks like Knight Rider with a Viper instead of a Trans Am.
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      This ressurection of the Viper was the best part of the New York autoshow, as far as I'm concerned. The looks are fantastic, and they went in the right direction when it came to performance (lighter, more powerful, functional aerodynamics that result in downforce at speed). Sure, they did add a plethora of driving aids to the car, but that was something that just couldn't be avoided since they are now mandatory on new cars, but hey, you can completely turn them off if it bothers you too much. Welcome back, Viper. The awsome section is to your right. Ignore the bitches.
      arenadood
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't afford on but I did get to test drive one, all I can say is wow.
      Tracie
      • 2 Years Ago
      MAN!!! This car melts my heart EVERY time I see one! I LOVE this car. Never owned one, never will, can't afford it, but, this car is even MORE beautiful than the Corvette or Mustang!!! I am a die hard Dodge fan, all I've owned for the past 30 years!!!
      rosspoling
      • 2 Years Ago
      The group needs to look at Cuda using the v10. They would have a car that would surpass anything they have done in the past or present beating out mustang.
      Vega$ Flowers
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG!! The guys that built the Viper limo are AMAZING they build cars for movies and TV SHows too! I just found their Website. http://uniquemoviecarslasvegas.com/index.php
      artorius317
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car, but still no match for the Ford GT.
        cmcclarty
        • 2 Years Ago
        @artorius317
        So whens the 2012 ford gt coming out answer its not.
      New Shel
      • 2 Years Ago
      That original logo looked sarcastic.
      Vega$ Flowers
      • 2 Years Ago
      I heard someone in Las Vegas built the world's only a Viper Limosine. I found a video on YouTube about it!! This is AWESOME!!!! Viper Fans Check out the links....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0l8m0TKKio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t84ptLTJva8
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