SRT has just released an amazing video that showcases the SRT Viper TA. In the video, chief engineer behind the SRT Viper, Graham Henckel, explains the purpose behind the all-new Viper TA and why it is important to the brand name. Also, Ralph Gilles, the President and CEO of SRT, takes the Viper TA around the famous Lagune Seca Raceway in California.
Since SRT took over the Dodge Viper, changes to the supercar have been frequent. The most obvious change was the complete redesign of the car, resulting in a Viper that some say resemble various European automobiles.
To keep up with the changes, SRT is offering a new Viper model: the SRT Viper TA. No, the TA does not stand for “teacher’s assistant,” but instead stands for “Time Attack.” What makes a Viper worthy enough to have the TA added on? Here is a quick breakdown:
- Carbon aero package (Includes a rear wing, and a two-way front splitter)
- Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires
- Larger Brembo front rotors
- Carbon fiber engine X-brace
- Weight reduction = No luxuries
This car is made for the track and these options truly show it. To further improve the Viper TA’s track performance, SRT has added new suspension spring rates and anti-roll bar tuning. According to Motor Trend, this is the fastest Viper they have ever tested. A quarter mile in this track-ready snake is accomplished in just 11.3 seconds at 129.3 mph, and it only takes 3.3 seconds for it to reach 60 mph.
Powering the 2014 SRT Viper TA is a handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 engine. Producing 640 hp and 600 lb-ft, this engine is undoubtedly no slouch. It, in fact, produces the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world.
Expect this car to be on sale in the final quarter of this year and at price right over $100,000 with only 33 being made in the special “Crusher Orange” paint color.