The 2013 Dodge Viper is a crucial part of the brand’s coming back to life and proof of how America can still make really exciting cars.
Until it happens though, there’s quite a lot of development to go through which is why we’re getting to spot more and more appearances of test mule vehicles Dodge uses for this purpose.
Our latest set of images include both the coupe and convertible version and offer us part of the older Dodge Viper models and part camouflage.
Not the best of views to see running down the road, especially since the wide tarp used to cover the enormous bonnet reveals absolutely nothing but it’s nice to know both the drop top and the hardtop are going to be launched at similar times.
Speaking of that enormous bonnet, underneath it we’ll see something typical for both American muscle cars and the Dodge Viper, an equally enormous engine.
The 8.4 liter V10 unit sounds like the most appealing one to have but modern conditions may have forced Dodge to opt for something smaller or turbocharged.
If some of the rumors about the 2013 Dodge Viper are to be believed, there’s a good chance at mixing the V10 with Fiat’s Multiair technology thus leading to an output of around 600 horsepower.