SPIED: All-New 2013 Dodge Viper Development Continues

Last time we brought you news on the next generation of the highly anticipated Dodge Viper sports cars, the Chrysler Group had uploaded a humorous photo of the new snake dressed up like a Motorhome on its Facebook page. But now we’re ready to bring you some hard evidence on the actual 2013 Dodge Viper as our spy photographers snagged a prototype out in the open. The test mule combined the body of the now defunct roadster model with the next generation Viper’s front end (from the A-pillar forward). Though heavily disguised, it looks like the new Viper will sport the latest interpretation of Dodge’s crosshair grille mounted low on the front bumper along with longer headlamps that swoop over the front fenders. The patches on the hood also suggest that we’ll see a sculptured design with new air vents. So far, the Chrysler Group has released very few details on the 2013 Viper, saying only that we’ll see the next snake debut in late 2012, and that it will feature a stability control tuning for the first time. What lies under the long hood remains a mystery, but some suggest that a refined version of the last V10 engine upgraded with some cool new tricks from the Fiat Group’s toy box such as the new MultiAir electro-hydraulic system of engine valves, is on the table. We’ll keep an eye out and update when we receive more news.