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2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition inspired by its predecessors

August 17, 2012

SRT has revealed the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition; a special model that pays respect to the iconic predecessors. It wears a traditional blue exterior with two white stripes running down the middle.

Power comes from the same new 8.4-litre V10 engine as the normal 2013 Viper, producing a whopping 477kW of power and 814Nm of torque. The unit is matched up to a six-speed manual transmission which sends power into a limited-slip differential at the back.

As previously reported, the Viper is no longer called a ‘Dodge Viper’. It’s simply the SRT Viper now as Dodge aims to separate the branding to reiterate its performance personality.

For the Launch Edition, SRT is planning to produce a limited number for the market. These are likely to be hot favourites and desirable future classics.

Other unique features for the Launch Edition, other than the colour scheme, include a set of five-spoke forged alloy wheels, a special interior with black ‘Laguna’ leather and Alcantara trim, a build number plaque on the dash, and the ‘Stryker’ badge with a blue background.

The GTS Launch Edition with make its public debut at this weekend’s Monterey ‘The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering’ event.

This is definitely a car for the dream-car garage, don’t you think?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.