2013 Dodge Viper SpiedJuly 22nd, 2011 by Armaan Almeida
When the last Dodge Viper rolled off the assembly line in July 2010, it looked like the end of the line for Dodge’s purebred supercar. Now spy shots from hot weather testing near Death Valley, Calif. suggest a new model is indeed in development. While clad in 2010 Viper bodies, the mules sport a couple of key features showing Dodge is hard at work.
A careful inspection shows a Bilstein Adaptive Damping Suspension control button located on one of the cars, suggesting the electronically controlled dual mode damper system from the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and other Chrysler models is coming to the Viper as well. Road and Track suggests the car will also be fitted with driver-selectable traction and stability control settings a la Ferrari. What the test mules don’t show is the Viper’s new design, though expect something truly special when the car makes its debut as soon as the end of next year.