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While this really doesn't qualify as "news," the above photo still has us excited enough to share. It's the first official image of the new 2013 SRT Viper with stripes. You see, we were a bit nonplussed when the Viper debuted at the New York Auto Show without its trademark livery. Perhaps it was to better focus attention on the sheetmetal's new curves, but we still missed seeing the lines down the middle on the show stand.

Chrysler has rectified that as shown in this single image of a red example on SRT's Facebook page. According to the caption, the example seen here is an engineering prototype undergoing dry-track stability control testing, an evaluation it apparently passed "with flying colors."

We're also reminded of a little tidbit that Chrysler design boss and SRT brand manager Ralph Gilles recently shared with us that he's quite proud about: The 2013 Viper's stripes will be worn underneath the clearcoat, not above. That's a change from the past model, and should result in both a better appearance and improved wear. The new stripes will be available in white as shown, but also in black and gunmetal pearl as cost options.

We're looking forward to seeing this car in GTS Blue Pearl with white stripes, as not only was the blue/white combo borderline iconic on previous GTS iterations, it also did a striking job of representing America's international racing colors.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Absolutely. Blue with white stripes for me please!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don’t think this gorgeous car doesn’t need stripes to impress. To me, sans stripes looks better...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, when I saw the pictures of the original Viper I thought something was missing... couldn't put my finger on it though. Now I know, it looks much more natural this way.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nature intended the Viper, especially the coupes, to wear stripes. It just works so well on these cars, just like the cars that inspired it.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love Vipers and I love Vipers with stripes. Personal preference blue with white stripes.
      • 2 Years Ago
      White with blue stripes for me!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Despite being parked on dead leaves and the dirty ground I still fell in love with the girl. This thing has got me in the mood for some icky thump. I just don't know what to do with myself. Worst case scenario, I can tell that we are gonna be friends. It would take a seven nation army to hold me back from these white stripes.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Was in NYC for the reveal. The SRT Viper is nothing short of gorgeous. I've always thought the Viper was a cool car. For the first time it's cool AND I would actually want to own one.
      Christopher Carey
      • 2 Years Ago
      The car was at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan. This picture was taken in the paddock area. I friend of mine saw them roaring around the track last weekend.
      William Flesher
      • 2 Years Ago
      It still looks like a Viper to me- A world class supercar that is distinctly US American. What I'm most excited to read about are the PERFORMANCE statistics and driver impressions!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Also, the Viper will make its race debut August 4th at Mid-Ohio
      Eric Wong
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where is the convertible version?
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