We've already seen the production-ready 2013 SRT Viper. In fact, we named it Best In Show after it officially debuted at the 2012 New York Auto Show earlier this month. But what we haven't seen is the full color palette that will be offered, and our spy photographers recently caught a Viper prototype out testing sporting a fresh coat of yellow paint, as well as some new, more sedate wheels.

As for that color, we aren't sure how we feel about it just yet, granted, we'll want to see it in person and without all of the hastily bolted-together panel gaps of this prototype. Moreover, we'd like to see how the new SRT looks in a proper GTS white/blue paint job. Be sure to let us know what you think of the new yellow paint in the comments.

The don't-call-it-a-Dodge Viper officially launches this year, boasting 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque from its monstrous 8.4-liter V10. We're eagerly awaiting our first stint behind the wheel, but for now, this new batch of high-res photos will have to suffice.


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      Justin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still going to call it a Dodge Viper.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin
        Chrysler Dodge SRT SRT10 GTS Mopar, FIAT (kidding) It doesnt matter the technicalities of the name, it will always be Viper.
      illegalmachine2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fyi... "@RalphGilles: Friends @ autoblog got a spy shot of one our early test Vipers height is not correct and gaps not to spec. She is destined for the wall : ("
        alexkoolur
        • 2 Years Ago
        @illegalmachine2
        can you reply back to ralph and tell him he butchered the viper's styling, gaps or not. The only gap is the one in his brain that made him think this was the front end to settle on and that stealing design cues from a 1996 viper in 2012 was innovative.
      ragtopdodge
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's an awful color with some bad wheels with huge fender gaps. C'mon people, you saw the one displayed in NY...it looks much, much better. Granted, the wheels still too small. Should be a minimum 19s on the front, if not 20s.
        alexkoolur
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ragtopdodge
        The fact that you think yellow is an "AWFUL" color for the viper and that a dark, almost maroon red looks way better is more indicative that the STYLING SUCKS and not the color of this new car. The yellow has always been an awesome color for the viper, the bumblebee scheme was amazing....but because of the horrible styling of this new generation one, colors that used to make the amazing design pop, expose the new design for looking much worse than it really is Next you will tell us BLACK is the BEST color, because you can't see the lines. VIPER DESIGN = FAIL. FIRE RALPH GILLES
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, although it will probably look wayyyyyy better without the crazy panel gaps on that prototype.
      bansheemarc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like they threw the body together real quick as they have terrible alignment in those pics
      postpast
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the rear tires need to be wider.
      kcroc10077
      • 2 Years Ago
      Need to see that yellow in person. From the pic its not working for me. I tend to like colors better than the black/white/grey so prevalent today. Here's some colorful BMWs from an autospies article. http://shows.autospies.com/gallery/show.asp?galleryId=410 Whatcha think?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      doubletary
      • 2 Years Ago
      No. nuff said
      Bill Burke
      • 2 Years Ago
      MoPar fans like me are blown away by the new Viper. SRT did a great job of maintaining classic Viper characteristic while really improving the whole car. Saw it up close in NY at the show and it is so impressive when seen in person, really impressive. Yellow is my color..thanks SRT. Heard the Viper team is developing a new,totally new Viper that will be cutting edge in design and engineering as a sister car to the classic Viper, somewhere in the Ferarri class of sports cars.. Any truth to this rumor?
        alexkoolur
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        generalize much? This styling sucks. Do you even own a viper? I can tell you Viper owners hate it
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @alexkoolur
          Generalize much? About 60% of Viper owners on VCA like it and might possibly buy one, and only 8% hate it. But the 8% (you) sometimes think they are 100%
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @alexkoolur
          "might buy" Not everyone can drop $100+k on the drop of a hat, but many consider it a serious improvement and more impressive than their current Vipers, whether or not they have pockets deep enough to make the trade and pay up the difference. Only 8% are like you: HATE. So to assume all "Viper owners hate it" is a big load of crap.
      Aki. I
      • 2 Years Ago
      ok i see now that it says hastily put together. but this is still not the first one ive seen look like this.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a fan of the Yeller. I liked the Red, presumably Redline Pearl, that they had it in at the NY Auto Show. Here it does seem to show off the panel gaps as others have said, and even that seems off compared to the car they had at the NY Auto Show. I'd be interested to hear the story behind this car and exactly what they're up to with this particular machine. I saw someone else mention the car in the last picture in the background next to the 300, it appears to me to be a Dart with camo on the front end of it. SRT4 mule? You never know...
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