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2014 SRT Viper GTS

My boyhood shelves were packed with all sorts of toys, but my favorites were miniature diecast cars. Even though I'd spend hours building challenging gravity tracks for the smallest and sleekest of the bunch, my prized vehicles were not scaled-down production models. Instead, I preferred to daydream about the fascinating showcars and fictitious models with their radical styling, giant wheels and oversized engines. They were the standouts that didn't need to roll down a plastic road, as they could shoot across the carpet, launch over a book and drive up the walls with impunity. ... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
8.4L V10
Power:
640 HP / 600 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$124,985
As-Tested Price:
$140,930
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    Report: 2013 SRT Viper suffering from sales slump?
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    Nobody has ever accused the all-new 2013 SRT Viper of being slow, but even with the rebounding economy the high-performance coupe seems to be suffering from slow sales out of the gate. According to Automotive News, the Viper has sold 426 units since it went on sale in February with an additional 565 unsold units sitting around in dealer inventory, which ...

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    Official: First customer team to race Viper GT3-R shaping up
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    SRT's factory-backed racecar, the Viper GTS-R, debuted and raced at Le Mans and in the American Le Mans Series last year, but more recently SRT introduced the Viper GT3-R for private race teams. Ben Keating, who runs the highest Viper-volume dealership in the country, was the first customer to buy one. Keating has assembled quite the team to compete in ...

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    Official: 2014 SRT Viper gets rain mode, new colors
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    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 ...

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    Official: 2013 GTA V Bravado Banshee is life imitating video-game art
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    Even though our first response was something along the lines of "It should have been the Cheetah," we will admit that building a real-life version of a Grand Theft Auto V car is a pretty meta, pretty cool promotion. Details on the Banshee's mechanicals are pretty scarce, but the car has obviously been crafted using a Viper as its base (a fourth- or ...

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