Dodge has announced a special SRT Track Pack, which is now available for the normal 2013 Viper and Vipers GTS. At the heart of this sophisticated suite of subtle upgrades is a state-of-the-art braking package that improves upon the Viper’s already impressive brake cooling properties.
The Track Pack includes an updated brake cooling ductwork and Brembo braking kit with new rotors, which are 3.6 kg (per piece) lighter. This is a total of 14.5 kg less weight only from this system. Additionally new wheels and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires save 13.6 kg. So, the Viper/Viper GTS Track Pack version weighs 28.1 kg less than normal variants.
The traction control has also been improved. It has four modes delivering perfect traction at all conditions. “A customer’s perception of the brake system depends very much on the way the driver uses the car. The faster you go, the greater the advantage.”, commented Graham Henckel, Chief Engineer of the SRT Viper.
No words about pricing though yet.
The original Dodge Viper was the improbable brainchild of four hard-core sports car visionaries seeking to create a modern interpretation of that legendary reptile, the Shelby Cobra. (Yes, Carroll Shelby was among the conspirators.) The Viper concept car was a smash hit at the 1989 Detroit Auto Show. Developed into a production-ready roadster by a skunk works team of passionate engineers, designers and hot-rodders, the Viper R/T 10 was launched as a 1992 model. Soon it spawned a potent coupe variant and has been redesigned three times.
Along the way, the Viper became a cult car and a formidable racer with an overall win in the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona, and class victories at Le Mans. Now it’s back after a three-year hiatus. The fully redesigned SRT Viper is true to its young tradition, yet packed with leading-edge materials and technologies with the aim of delivering top-rank performance, handling and refinement.
Source - automobilesreview.com, MSN
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