SRT Viper revealed

5 Apr, 2012 12:28am Luke Madden

SRT Viper revealed with 8.4-litre V10 and 631bhp

The new Dodge Viper has been revealed at the New York Motor Show, but it's now been branded as an SRT – the initials of Dodge's Street and Racing Technology performance division. 

With a body made of aluminium, carbon fibre and composite plastics, the Viper sounds thoroughly modern and even weighs 45kg less than the old car. The engine remains a massive 8.4-litre V10, but tweaks have lightened it and liberated extra power to take the total to 631bhp. 

That should result in a 0-62mph time of just over three seconds and a theoretical top speed of 206mph. Despite the incredible performance, Dodge believes this will be easier to live with than ever, thanks to standard stability control with four different settings and a launch control system for the first time. 

There will reportedly be two models: a GTS version with luxuries like full leather, electric seats and cruise control while an SRT version will be more extreme and boast a bespoke bonnet design. 

Refinement and quality have both been worked on to ensure the Viper is more comfortable and luxurious, as you'd expect from a supercar that will cost around 100,000 USD in America. 

It's unlikely the Viper will officially arrive in the UK – the only likely option will be to buy a LHD model and import it.