Apparently the folks at SRT thought Viper owners would benefit from a "Rain Mode" stability and traction control setting, and they're probably right. For model year 2014, the setting has been added to the base Viper's On and Off modes, and the Viper GTS's and TA Special Edition's On, Sport, Track and Off modes, according to Chrysler's blog.

Rain Mode is intended to act as a security blanket when driving conditions turn wet or cold, both of which can drastically affect the handling characteristics of the already somewhat hard-to-drive, 640-horsepower sports car. Erich Heuschele, manager of SRT vehicle dynamics, says the setting was tuned on both dry and wet roads.

The Viper also is receiving new color options. Billet Silver, the primary color of the Viper GTS-R race car, and GTS-R Blue now can be optioned, but the latter replaces Shadow Blue Pearl. (Collectors, are you listening?) Viper GTS models ordered with the Anodized Carbon Special Edition package, Chrysler says, will get a matte black paint finish.


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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      This will be perfect for that woman with 65 Vipers, so she can safely drive around in her driveway when it is raining.
      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even with rain mode, still couldn't touch corvette.
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bookemd
        Not sure I would try racing while in rain mode.
        ThinkAboutIt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bookemd
        The corvette may be just as fast or even faster than the viper but I'd rather have a viper over a vette by FAR...
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rain mode = less throttle on wet roads. I don't need an electro-nanny for that.
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @marv.shocker
        The Viper's stability control is really lax though. You could apparently drive as hard as you can around a racetrack, even getting some oversteer, and if you're not currently in the process of being thrown viciously off the track it's basically leaving you on your own even in full on mode. So really "rain" mode is probably what the regular or intermediate sport mode would be on a regular sports car.
      brandon
      • 1 Year Ago
      So ugly now. I would rather the vette with the horrible rear end it has now. This thing is just hideous.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      have yet to see a new vette on the road
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should be renamed to "***** Mode"
      mawhalen53
      • 1 Year Ago
      Have these been selling well? I've seen them so infrequently that I wasn't sure if they were even available yet. Would be interested to see sales figures vs target.
        lostboyz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mawhalen53
        They are made in limited quantity and 2013 sold out quickly with a waitlist for early 14 orders. It will take a few years to see what the yearly demand will be.
          ThinkAboutIt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lostboyz
          No they have t sold out. The dealers don't know how to sell them. They keep them behind ropes or blocked off from any potential customers inspection. You can't sit in them let alone test drive them. I haven't seen one on the road but many in the showroom. It's an $100k car but the dealers seem to think its a mill.
          Dave
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lostboyz
          The cars on dealers lots are mostly 140-195k. The new ones are much more expensive. No wonder theyre not selling.
          Flat6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lostboyz
          @lostboyz - that is completely inaccurate info. The 13's are not selling well at all. There are hundreds sitting at dealers around the country right this minute waiting for a home.
          blahhh
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lostboyz
          They didn't sell out at all actually. They been selling terribly. Go look on cars.com to see the 350 sitting on dealer lots.
          mawhalen53
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lostboyz
          Ok, interesting. I haven't seen any in the bay area.
      hemijohn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I NEED this car. One day.
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