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Recalls
Chrysler calling in 1,912 Vipers over airbag sensors

A recall of less than 2,000 units wouldn't ordinarily factor on our radar screens. But then the Viper is no ordinary car.

Confirmed
Dodge idles Viper production again at Conner Avenue

You've got to hand it to Dodge for having the gumption to put the original Viper into production in the first place. It was, after all, much more of an emotional decision than a practical one, and a move which saw the first production V10 engine placed in a road car – long before the advent of the Lamborghini Gallardo, Noah Joseph

Video
SRT Viper drags an F-16 Viper in latest car vs. jet showdown

Which is faster, a supercar or a fighter jet? It's a question we've seen people try to answer time and time again, like in this latest showdown. Orchestrated by the Viper Club of America, this drag race pits a 2014 SRT Viper against an F-16 fighter jet, which may be officially known as the Fighting Falcon, but its pilots call it Viper. VCA national secretary John Canal is behind the wheel of the SRT, wh

Report
SRT Viper plant idled over slow sales [UPDATE]

The SRT Viper is taking an extended production break later this spring while the factory copes with low demand and gears up for the 2015 model year. Chrysler will idle the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant from April 14 to June 23, and 91 employees there will be laid off during that time. Sales have been slow so far this year, with

Review
2014 SRT Viper GTS

"It's A Viper. It Should Scare Some People."

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 coul

Detroit
SRT Viper looks venomous in Stryker Green

Back when the Viper wore the Dodge name, the car had a color palette that was as ostentatious as its exterior design. After launching the new Viper with relatively mellow colors like red, silver, black and white, SRT has since introduced eye-catching hues like TA Orange and Jeffrey N. Ross

Official
SRT Viper gets Stryker Green paint, Grand Touring package options

In a bid to keep the slow-selling Viper fresh, SRT has announced a pair of new options for the V10-powered supercar at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Report
Gilles blames slow Viper sales on poor dealer ordering, says order books are full

Since it hit the market with a bang, the SRT Viper has mainly soldiered on making nothing more than a whimper. Demand for the reborn, V10-powered rocket has struggled, although SRT boss Brandon Turkus

Official
2014 SRT Viper GTS gets even more lux with Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package

The 2014 SRT Viper is already a rare and special vehicle, but Ralph Gilles & Co. are looking to create even more excitement for the car with limited-edition models. Only 165 souls will be lucky enough to park a Viper TA in their driveway, but less than a third of that number will have the honor of laying their $100,000+ down on th

First Drive
2014 SRT Viper TA

Listen When The Forked Tongue Speaks

SRT CEO Ralph Gilles could have been detailing his brand's top-secret plans for the next five years, or taking potshots at the Corvette for all I knew. I was only about 10 feet away from Gilles as he was telling a small group of assembled media something or other about the history of the Viper – just now enriched with this "Time Att

SEMA
New, unnamed SRT Viper color is stunning in real life

In case you haven't heard, SRT is holding a contest to pick the name of the new, blue paint color for its flagship sportscar, the Viper. SRT has narrowed down a list of over 11,000 names for the color submitted by Viper fans to three finalists: Competition Blue, Overtaking Blue and Viral Blue. Yes, Damon Lowney

Video
C/D figures out how to beat 2014 SRT Viper launch control

Launch control is one of the coolest recent technologies in the automotive realm. Push a button, follow a procedure, and you'll be rewarded with the best acceleration that a computer can be programmed to achieve. It's simple, and it works.

Official
2014 SRT Viper gets rain mode, new colors

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 blo

Official
2014 SRT Viper receives $2,000 price increase to $99,395*

With production and sales of the SRT Viper in full swing, the high-performance coupe is receiving some minor changes for its sophomore year. The big news, of course, is a higher starting price of $99,395 (*plus a $2,600 gas-guzzler tax and $1,995 destination charge), which is an increase of $2,000 but adds more standard features like HD Radio with Navigation and Uconnect, a back-up camera and a 900-watt, 12-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system.

Video
SRT gets first standalone ad campaign

SRT has more models on offer than Chrysler. It has as many models as Ram, with hotted-up versions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger, Chrysler 300, and Jeep Grand Che

Video
See how SRT cooks up new paint colors in its 'kitchen'

Paint colors are a big deal for any automaker, and choosing hues for a specific brand can take as much fretting and focus as nearly any other aspect of vehicle design. For SRT, that means finding colors that cooperate with everything from the high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT8 SUV and the Chrysler 300 SRT8 sports sedan, to the wi

New York
2014 SRT Viper TA attacks Manhattan [w/video]

As if the 2013 SRT Viper GTS hasn't stirred up enough excitement, SRT has created a more specialized version of the car designed to attack any track. On display at the New York Auto Show, the 2014 Viper TA has been enhanced for even better tr

Video
Old vs. New: 2014 SRT Viper takes on upgraded 16-year-old Dodge Viper

It's easy to play the "Would you rather have a New X or an Old Y with a bunch of upgrades?" game more often than we care to admit, but the crew at Car and Driver have taken bench racing to the next level with their latest video. In it, the magazine pits a brand-new 2014 SRT Viper against a highly modified 1997 Dodge Viper GTS. There are 16 years between the time this particular G

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