We know many of you have been waiting to learn how much the spanking-new 2013 SRT Viper will cost ever since it broke cover at the New York Auto Show earlier this year.
The good news is that the Viper carries a starting MSRP of more than $15,000 lower than that of GM's rivaling Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. As always, the bad news is that at $97,395 excluding a $1,995 destination fee (*), which lifts the total to $99,390, most [of us] cannot afford it...
Aside from the base model, there's also the Viper GTS priced at $120,395 (excluding $1,995 destination).
This version spices up the snake with several goodies such as a two-mode active suspension and six-spoke forged-aluminum “Venom” rims, while keeping the same 8.4-liter V10 engine that delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels via a 6speed manual gearbox.
SRT said that dealer orders are expected to open in mid-November 2012.
The most expensive model of the Chrysler Group will be produced at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, which has been the home for Viper since the first generation of the series that launched in 1995.