MotorTrend has a rigorous set of instrumented testing procedures, and they are given a closer look in the buff book's latest YouTube video, as it tackles the 2013 SRT Viper.

Using a stylish, white and silver SRT Viper, host Jessi Lang takes us through the battery of tests that each new car receives. That includes the more mundane acceleration runs, with some interesting tips from Scott Mortara on what it takes to charm the 640-horsepower snake.

Vehicle dynamics are also put under a microscope with MT's figure-eight testing. Motor Trend's Testing Director Kim Reynolds shows off the suite of testing instruments used on the Viper before heading out to conduct the test.

Check out the full video below.


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      Top Stig
      • 1 Year Ago
      The man who does the 0-60 run has some beastly shifts.
        Cory Stansbury
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Top Stig
        Yeah, I was very impressed by Mortara's (I think that's his name) clean, fast, smooth shifts. I am sure all sorts of armchair racers will say how much he sucks, but he seemed to be super consistent and quick.
      TheAutoBlog
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the Viper. I love information about how information is gathered. But this video was boring...real boring. Come on MT, I'd think your production people could have made it a little more engaging.
        mawhalen53
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TheAutoBlog
        Agreed. They had all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies, but lost the recipe...
      mvance30
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even though the viper is having a tough time beating the c6, i\'m still happy with how much better it has becomes. If I could I would buy one over the c7. Is it better? not really, but my god is it sexy. also out of all the MT presenters on youtube, I do not think that woman fits in properly. I personally just do not like her videos.
      mark_m
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think I like it better without the black panel around the tail lights
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mark_m
        I do too but not in light colors. It shows the panel gaps too much in white.
          bonehead
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bonehead
          I think the viper looks best like this (photoshop). Blue with white stripes and white wheels. awesome https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQkva2-AXlBvYOgA19lWdXGXAwxBiVkY_o1SpexilrioVBmv6Pn
          CJ_313
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bonehead
          @ bonehead: I agree. The panel gaps were the first thing I noticed, aside from the girl.
      ICantDrive88
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think white's my new fav Viper color. Looks great! Needs blue stripes though. She's definitely hot, I could do without the Pam Anderson circa 1998 barbwire arm tattoo though.
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ICantDrive88
        Im not a fan of the white actually. It highlights a few panels that dont have tight fits. I have to say that i love how it looks in blue with white stripes. Looks great in charcoal too
      Paul Ricketts
      • 1 Year Ago
      .....it looks like a Bmw Z4 Coupe with Audi tail lights...........
        kal_elkal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul Ricketts
        I can't tell if you're blind or stupid.
        RodRAEG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul Ricketts
        Looks more like a 2nd gen Viper than a Z4 Coupe, in my opinion. To take the comparison further, it looks like a modern interpretation of the Shelby Daytona Coupe which, as it turns out, was the inspiration for the Viper.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      That girl is hot. I've owned a 2nd gen GTS for over a decade, and it took me a looong while to master launches in it. Even today it takes some serious practice during every track visit. The old GTS has "sport shims" you can remove to eliminate understeer in a basically stock configuration.
      Dreez28
      • 1 Year Ago
      That guy is a shifting boss, damn those were quick shifts.
      Hybridnetics
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've been a subscriber of MotorTrend magazine since 1991. As a hardcore numbers man, reviews dont mean anything to me without solid performance numbers to back the review. MotorTrend has consistently fed us all the intricate performance numbers we car guys yearn for. Kudos to MT for including performance numbers in reviews whenever possible.
      • 1 Year Ago
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