AUBURN HILLS- Chrysler Group LLC on Monday released details about a new special edition 2014 SRT Viper.
The street-legal 2014 SRT Viper Time Attack, or TA, package is specifically built for the “performance enthusiast driver who likes to exercise their machines at the more than 150 road-race courses around North America,” officials said.
“Our engineers revised the suspension settings to refocus the Viper specifically for track duty, using a blend of components from the GTS and the SRT models, add in the extensively developed aero package and the new Time Attack package is born,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler, in a statement.
Chrysler said the vehicle was configured in-house by the Auburn Hills-based automaker’s SRT team in collaboration with professional road racers.
The suspension on the 2014 SRT Viper TA is tuned and upgraded specifically for on-track usage and to maximize the performance.
Shock dampers, springs and road racing derived stabilizer bars have been retuned for optimal on-track performance. The standard aluminum structural X-brace is replaced with a lighter carbon fiber brace that effectively ties the four corners of the engine compartment together and contributes to the 50-percent increase in torsional rigidity and stiffness across the Viper lineup.
Under the hood of the 2014 SRT Viper TA remains the handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-liter, mid-front V10 overhead-valve engine. Performance ratings are 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world.
Only 33 units of the 2014 SRT Viper TA in Crusher Orange will be built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, beginning in third quarter 2013.
The vehicle is set to make its debut next week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, where a year ago, Chrysler debuted the 2013 SRT Viper.