Resplendant in GTS Blue paint and dual Bright White stripes reserved for the Launch Edition of previous Vipers models, Chrysler's Street and Racing Technology brand marked its first appearance at Pebble Beach with the 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition.
Visitors could get a sneak peek at the SRT flagship at the Quail Lodge as part of the Motorsports Gathering event. Then on Saturday and Sunday the limited-edition will be displayed on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
“Designed with Viper loyalists in mind, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition model brings back the classic paint schemes that have adorned all previous Viper coupe launches to help us celebrate the return of our brand's flagship performance machine," said Ralph Gilles from SRT. "Our American-built supercar showcases the very best we have to offer by incorporating superior craftsmanship, the finest materials, a host of new technologies and ergonomic improvements while respecting its focus on outright performance."
The new model gets deeper five-spoke forged aluminum wheels and the "Stryker" badges on the hood and steering wheel have a blue background replacing grey found on all other 2013 SRT Vipers. The new Stryker logo was named by owners who attended the 2010 Viper Owners Invitational event in Salt Lake City. Stryker marks the first new emblem for Viper since 2003 and the third incarnation of a Viper logo, following "Sneaky Pete" and "Fang." Inside, the SRT Viper GTS gets a serialized dash plaque, black Laguna leather with contrast stitching throughout and alcantara on the headliner, plus bezels finished in Satin Silver.
The all-aluminum, mid/front, 8.4-liter V10 delivers 640hp and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world.
An all-new carbon-fiber and aluminum skin is sculpted for high-speed stability and a slippery .364 drag coefficient. Chassis enhancements bring a 50% improvement in torsional stiffness, while triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper’s best power-to-weight ratio.