2014 SRT Viper- An Overview

What is more dangerous than the Viper Snake?.  It’s the all new SRT Viper 2014. Until 2012 the Viper was controlled by Dodge and now it dodged out and reached to SRT for a new beginning. Ditching Dodge, the Bad Ass Viper Returns with SRT and this time the snake is more powerful with outrageous speed and performance.!

Even some of the design aspects of the Stingray are in resemblance with the viper. Moving to the new SRT Viper, the new enhancements are huge and the new Viper has many legends involved, right from its subsidiary Lamborghini to Chrysler group and from SRT to Pirelli.

SRT Viper 2014

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Technical-Specifications:

These are some of the technical specifications of the new 2014 SRT Viper.

SRT Viper 2014 tech specs

Review: Styling

Exteriors:

We know that, viper cars are known for its astonishing build quality and aerodynamic intelligence. The same thing applies to the new Viper as well. The aerodynamic body will surely attract you in the first glance itself. Unlike the other sports cars, Viper’s front is really elongated (there are only a few cars which has this type of elongated body measures). This increases the safety quotient of the car and makes it very stylish and unique.

The light-weight Sidewinder II wheels finished in matte-black and the grille design with whole new Viper’s logo studded on it makes this car amazing and seductive. The Corsa tires which are designed by Pirelli look’s stunning and helps the car to reach maximum speeds with headlong road grip. The headlights and tail-lights which are made of white light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps and Bi-Xenon Lamps are neatly placed to give this car a great road view. In whole the car looks amazing in every angle.

Viper SRT exterior

Interiors:

The all new viper has a whole new skin inside it. When compared to its predecessor, the new viper has a luxurious interior. SRT has focused on driver-focused cockpit-style layout to help drivers drive the car at higher speeds with minimal range of distractions. A 7-inch cluster display which is fully customizable with the tachometer studded in the center makes this car look dramatic and trendy.

Uconnect Access infotainment system made exclusively by Chrysler Group displays the car information that is used by the driver in order to monitor the aspects of the car. Along with these buttons and knobs (which are used to control the aspects of the car such as climate etc.) everything looks perfect and neatly placed. The seats are made by the Italian maker Sabalt, (which sometimes feel uncomfortable for stout folks as they lack upper body support). It also has improved interiors such as audio systems powered by Harman kardon.

SRT Viper interiors

Review: Engine and Performance

The snake is now power packed with a new kind of venom inside in it! Under the hood we can find all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 which is dubbed as LT4 engine which can churn a maximum torque ranging up to 600 lb·ft (810 N·m) @ 4950 rpm and can produce the power quantity up to 640 bhp (480 kW) @ 6150 rpm. This engine is totally hand made. It also gets a new 6-speed Tremec TR-6060 manual gear system which precisely controls the speed of the car.

Also it has improved add-on enhancement such as new piston range in order to decrease rigidity, sodium-filled exhaust valves, and new catalysts to reduce back pressure. The new viper has new a engineering team which is known as team viper has made this car invincible.

2014 SRT Viper Engine

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Review: Suspension and Braking

The new Viper has a great suspension system which is called as Bilstein DampTronic suspension system, is adapted from the GTS. Not only this, it also has a wide range of add-ons adding to the suspension such as shock dampers, increased spring rates in order to control the car efficiently. The 4-piston brembo braking makes this car very reliable at high speeds. These aspects increase the handling aspects of the car tremendously!

2014 SRT Viper Brakes

Review: Safety

This car is not yet crash tested, but this roadster has a wide range of safety measures provided to this car such as

  • Full suite of air bags
  • ABS+EBD
  • Traction control
  • Stability Control
  • Pre-tensioning seat belts
  • Uconnect Access infotainment system

However this car safety has a flaw too, as this car does not have side impact curtain airbags.

2014 SRT Viper Safety

Love It:

  • Dynamic exteriors
  • Good Acceleration rates
  • Super performer
  • Handling

Leave It:

  • Safety needs to be better
  • Fuel consumption is high
  • Expensive
  • Small drawbacks in interiors

Rivalry:

The car faces major rivalry from Corvette’s C7 stingray and Porsche’s 911 turbo. Not only these two in case of its class, this car also faces rivalry from Audi’s R8, Nissan’s 2015 GTR, 2015 Jaguar’s XKR and Mercedes CL63 AMG.

Bottom-Line:

The new viper is all set to rock the roads, and with these features we can clearly say that it can give pretty good competition to stingray and can the stop the monopoly of C7 in sports segment. Overall it’s a great choice and is unique too.