When the Dodge Viper first slithered into dealer lots back in 1992, it offered buyers world-class performance in a distinctively American package. Unfortunately, a lack of creature comforts—as well as tricky handling characteristics—limited its appeal to experienced drivers.
With the arrival of the 2013 SRT Viper, Chrysler wanted the car to appeal to a wider range of buyers while also pleasing Viper loyalists. Performance comes from a beefy all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 that's good for a solid 640 horsepower and a lighting-quick 3.5 second 0 to 60 time; all of this raw muscle is transmitted to the rear wheels through a Tremec six speed manual gearbox, the sole transmission on offer. But there are also plenty of the amenities buyers at this level expect—including Bluetooth.