2013 Viper Lineup Offers All-new, Innovative and Cutting-edge Designs of SRT(R)'s Hallmark 'Race Inspired



The all-new, driver-oriented interior cabins of the SRT(R) Viper models have been totally revamped for 2013.

Superior craftsmanship blends new premium surfaces with thoughtfully applied color and material appointments, performance-oriented technologies, refined ergonomics and enhanced spaciousness and storage.

For the first time, all major interior surfaces are sewn and wrapped with additional padding applied in comfort areas. On the Viper GTS model, all surfaces are fully leather skinned and standard accent colors are applied to the seats, doors, center console and stitching.

Quality fit and finish across the lineup is showcased by triple-paint-finished Gun Metal appliques on the cluster bezel, HVAC outlets, window switch bezels, shifter base, park brake bezel and the integrated passenger grab handle on the center console.

"Our passionate team of designers and SRT engineers set out to revamp the Viper interiors with truly premium materials, extreme attention to details and the newest information display technologies," said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design - Chrysler Group LLC. "The new cockpit carries a driver-oriented theme that rewards the senses with true supercar feel and looks."

New, standard racing seats were developed with Sabelt, the renowned supplier of race-oriented interior components. The high-performance seats feature a Kevlar cushion and lightweight fiberglass shell created by a state-of-the-art resin transfer molding technology for mass reduction and long-term durability. Both driver and passenger enjoy improved thigh support and deep side bolsters designed to match the extreme lateral acceleration capabilities of the SRT Viper while providing comfort. Both seats can also accommodate a 3- or 6-point harness for racing belts.

Seating position in the 2013 SRT Viper models is 20 millimeters (mm) lower for more room and enhanced performance-driving ergonomics. Seat travel is extended by 90 mm overall which enables expanded seating options from a more rearward positioned bulkhead. For the first time, seat height can be adjusted by up to 40 mm.

Premium woven-fabric seat skins on Viper (leather skinned on GTS) keep both driver and passenger comfortable, and both feature "Viper" embossed in the seat backs.

A new, fully leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel is designed specifically for the 2013 SRT Viper models and features a thick performance-rim grip, flat-bottom contour for enhanced clearance, along with the new "Stryker" emblem in three-dimensional finish.

Performance-optimized weight ballasts located inside the new steering wheel provide the driver with precision feedback and a competition feel.

Audio system controls are located intuitively on the backside of the center spokes of the steering wheel. On the left front side of the steering wheel are controls to cycle through the instrument cluster menus, activate the voice-recognition system and place or receive handsfree phone calls. Electronic stability control four-mode selection, cruise and launch controls are located on the right side.

For the first time, cruise control comes standard on both 2013 Viper models - following a request from Viper Nation.

A new, lower-positioned center console provides optimized shift reach and comfort for the driver. Additionally, a shorter throw, leather-wrapped shift knob has a lower profile (approximately 40 mm).

A media console that houses USB, SD and auxiliary (in addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity) ports is located in the center console storage bin.

The standard Keyless Go system enables passive entry and keyless ignition (with a push button start) via a custom keyless fob.

The new 2013 Viper is the most spacious model in the history of the nameplate.

The floor pan has been extended approximately 90 mm by moving the rear bulkhead rearward to provide enhanced legroom and more rearward seat track movement.

Storage space inside the new cockpit of the 2013 SRT Viper also has been improved with an oversized, lighted glove box that opens via a dampened door with an electric push button located in the center stack. A new storage compartment between the driver and passenger seat (open bin with netting on Viper model while enclosed, leather wrapped and sewn on GTS model) is integrated into the rear bulkhead.

Below the bulkhead storage area is a large, rubber-lined bin that features two full-size, removable cup holders (available on Viper, standard on GTS). Integrated map pockets are built into both doors on both models.

All interior storage spaces are flocked with soft-touch material, showing attention to the smallest design detail and to enhance overall quality.

Adjustable accelerator, clutch and brake pedals are constructed from high-quality magnesium and aluminum alloy.

Intricate interior detail appointments on the doors and center-storage tray include exclusive, subtle-raised schematics of famous race tracks including the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordscheilfe in Nürburg Germany and Laguna Seca Raceway in Salinas, Calif., where current single-lap records are held by previous generation Viper ACR models.

SRT Viper interior focuses on core performance needs

The six-way, manually adjusted driver seat in the 2013 Viper features premium fabric backs and are positioned 20 millimeters lower than the previous model with height adjustments for enhanced driver positioning.

The performance trim layout of the 2013 SRT Viper model features a sewn-and-wrapped instrument panel, center console, doors and A pillars. Color-keyed stitching is applied throughout the interior cabin.

The standard black interior combination includes black accent stitching on the instrument panel (through the cowl), center stack, console, pull brake, shifter boot, shifter head, steering wheel, upper doors and seats.

The standard black cloth seating surfaces in the 2013 Viper model also can be upgraded with black, red or tan Nappa leather.

SRT Viper GTS features intricately crafted materials and color appointments

The interior cabin of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS model features hand-cut, sewn-and-wrapped Nappa leather soft-touch surfaces throughout, including the leather-wrapped instrument panel, center console, doors and A pillars.

A variety of selectable colors are provocatively applied to the leather-appointed areas where the body comes in contact, including the doors, seats, console and HVAC outlet accents. Standard quality stitching is used in matching interior colors on the GTS model.

Available interior color combinations on the Viper GTS model include black, black/Header Red and black/Caramel.

An optional GTS Premium Interior Package features SRT Laguna premium leather surfacing throughout the entire cabin in either black or Sepia. Unique embossments are designed into the door bolsters, seats and the storage bag while a new Alcantara headliner completes the package.

The six-way, power-adjustable, standard leather-skinned driver seat is positioned 20 mm lower than the previous model with height adjustments for enhanced driver positioning.

New customizable instrument cluster configures to driver preference

Designed specifically for the 2013 SRT Viper, the new 7-inch, full-color, customizable display uses a full-time analog tachometer readout in the center to confirm the performance driving feedback philosophy of the Viper. Drivers have a wide range of custom and personal options, such as a digital speedometer readout just below the tachometer. A wide range of vehicle information is clearly communicated with easy-to-understand icons. Intuitively controlled through a simple four-way steering-wheel control, the driver can configure the screens to display the information they desire, easily mixing and matching information.

The customizable instrument cluster appears dark until the driver starts the car. Once the SRT Viper's V-10 engine fires up, the LED-backlit gauges come to life. The dominant center tachometer display features an animated readout that glows red and shows off the new "Stryker" logo when engine rpm approaches redline to safely alert the driver to upshift via their peripheral vision.

When necessary, additional context-based messages including warning and diagnostic information are displayed with easy-to-understand readouts. Text warning messages also are displayed and automatically sent into stored messages that enable the driver to review when parked.

Drivers can configure the tachometer to display their last shift point and a peak rpm hold marker can be set up for optimum performance.

The new customizable instrument cluster provides an unmatched presentation of the exclusive SRT Performance Pages' statistics and feedback to the driver, including 0-to-60 mph; 0-to-100 mph; eighth- and quarter-mile elapsed times; braking distance; instant G-force measurement readouts and top-speed performance. All Performance Pages data can be stored for future use.

Drivers can customize the cluster readouts through nine available main menus. The four corners of the center display can be set to show information at a glance, including current fuel economy, outside temperature, compass direction and alternate gauges when needed. The nine main screens include a full tachometer for the traditional performance enthusiast, speed, fuel economy, trip A odometer, trip B odometer, audio, stored messages, vehicle information and SRT Performance Pages.

The screens can be configured depending on driver preference. Once a screen is chosen, it becomes the default setting, with no need to select a save or set buttons. The settings are linked to each key fob, so two drivers who share a vehicle will see their personal gauge settings as soon as their key fob is used to start the vehicle.

Pumping up the volume more efficiently

The 2013 SRT Viper features a standard 9-speaker audio system that includes a 7-channel digital signal processer amplifier. Optional systems include the 12-speaker Harman Kardon(R) surround system with 5.2 speaker playback architecture that features five surround channels and two subwoofers. An available 18-speaker Harman Kardon surround system with Logic7(TM) and 5.4 speaker playback includes five surround channels and four subwoofers. All Harman Kardon audio systems include a high-voltage class D amplifier with tracking power supply and up to 11 channels of amplification. The Harman Kardon systems also include high performance, high efficiency GreenEdge(TM) loudspeakers.

SRT Viper GTS models feature a standard 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system with 5.2 speaker playback that includes five surround channels and two subwoofers. Available is an 18-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system with Logic7 with 5.4 speaker playback architecture featuring five surround channels and four subwoofers. Also included is the Harman Kardon high voltage class D amplifier with tracking power supply and up to 11 channels of amplification and high performance, high efficiency GreenEdge loudspeakers.

The GreenEdge loudspeakers are extremely light and include rare earth magnets. The magnets inside each speaker ensure efficient speaker operation and enhanced performance. The audio system also operate on 32 volts - so the new and improved sound system achieves more than double the acoustic power of the current system. The tracking power supply is the backbone to the audio system and provides power on demand. The system is designed to dynamically adjust to provide power when the music playing inside the vehicle needs it.

Uconnect(R) Access arrives

Uconnect(R) Access, Chrysler Group LLC's next generation, more powerful, in-vehicle connectivity system will be available with the introduction of the 2013 SRT Viper.

Customers will be able to choose between two new, next-generation 8.4-inch touchscreen Media Centers that will provide multiple ways to connect. The Uconnect Media Center R3 and Uconnect Media Center R4 include a wide range of features that will not only keep Viper customers connected, but more importantly keep them focused on the road.

With an under-the-hood cellular connection, occupants are connected to a variety of new services and select applications. The new Uconnect Access system also includes a new rearview mirror design that directly connects vehicle occupants to emergency services or roadside assistance at the touch of a button. The connection to emergency services is activated once the rearview mirror- mounted button is pushed.

Consumers also will be able to download Chrysler Group-approved applications that will be introduced over time. After downloading, SRT Viper customers can interact with approved applications that have been designed for in-vehicle use.

The next generation Uconnect system is designed to be forward-thinking, providing the freedom to upgrade to the latest features and services.

Certified applications are easily controlled and operated using steering-wheel controls, voice-recognition technology or via the single touch of a button.

The new Uconnect Access Media Center R4 provides consumers with HD radio, which offers new programming options and crystal clear sound. A wide variety of options for integrating digital music into the car, including USB, SD Card, auxiliary jack or CD are available.

Enhanced navigation features are available on the Uconnect Media Center R4 and include the ability to enter destination information and points of interest using voice recognition. Enhanced 3D graphics will help drivers identify buildings and landmarks along their route.

Uconnect Access is powered by the Chrysler Group's PowerNet electrical architecture and incorporates the award-winning Uconnect Touch human machine interface.

Sprint is the strategic wireless partner for the next-generation Uconnect Access system. The integrated wireless technology inside the 2013 SRT Viper enhances the driving experience by offering new connected services and select applications. The services delivered through the partnership are simple to use and offer an intuitive user experience.

An increasing number of features in the new SRT Viper rely on enhanced user interfaces, including voice-recognition capabilities and commands to keep the focus on the primary driving task. A complete range of new services and applications planned for the SRT Viper will be announced at introduction.

About SRT

The Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.

The expansion of the SRT vehicle lineup in the 2012 model year features four new products that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. These products include the Chrysler 300 SRT8(R), Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Making its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in late 2012 is the new 2013 SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS. The SRT flagship performance machines arrive with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts.