The snake is back and it’s ready to bite. Dodge unveiled during the 2012 New York International Auto Show its new ultra-sleek, super fast SRT Viper sports car, boasting a new design and a variety of new tech tools.
The Viper, which hasn’t been in production since 2010, is making a gallant return with a stunning design and powerful 8.4 liter V10 engine. Chrysler is no longer calling it the Dodge Viper, though — it will simply be known as the SRT Viper.
The engine in the new model is 25 pounds lighter than it’s predecessor. The latest Viper also comes with traction and cruise control, which is a first for the line, and stability control to help drivers better maneuver the vehicle.
It also comes with a connectivity system called Uconnect Access, which provides drivers with access to more information, emergency services, entertainment such as SiriusXM and improved graphics. The system includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen along with buttons for commonly used functions, as well as traditional knobs for tuning the radio bands and radio volume. Touchscreen buttons along the bottom of the screen allow drivers to easily access the radio, climate controls, navigation and the phone.
The company also announced that the SRT Viper racing team will return to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2012.