The SRT Viper TA has been revealed ahead of its New York auto show debut later this month, showing off a time attack-spec package designed for racing enthusiasts.
Limited to only 33 units, the street-legal single specification Crusher Orange SRT Viper TA (Time Attack) has been created in-house by the Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) team to give North American performance enthusiasts who drive on the region's more than 150 road-race courses, an extreme Viper built for the task.
SRT CEO Ralph Gilles said the new SRT Viper TA has been engineered for the dedicated track enthusiast, who still wants to drive to and from the track.
“Our engineers revised the suspension settings to refocus the Viper specifically for track duty, using a blend of components from the GTS and the SRT models.
“We’re not only saluting the existing capabilities of our current models, we’re also targeting another niche in our customer base with a tremendously capable track machine.”
The SRT Viper TA sports several upgrades specifically tailored to genuine track use, including Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, ultra-lightweight matt black multi-spoke Sidewinder II wheels, a two-mode Bilstein Damptronic suspension system, reworked dampers, springs and stabiliser bars, and black anodized Brembo brake calipers stamped with Crusher Orange Viper logos.
The standard under-bonnet aluminium X-brace has been replaced too with a lightweight carbonfibre item, helping to contribute further to the 50 per cent increase in torsional rigidity found across the Viper line-up.
While the exterior is highlighted by the Viper TA’s exclusive Crusher Orange paint finish, carbonfibre front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser, black ‘TA’ logos, and black Stryker logo located below the 477kW/813Nm 8.4-liter V-10 engine’s bonnet scoop, inside receives the standard SRT Viper’s black interior but sees the addition of unique Crusher Orange accented stitching on the cloth-trimmed fibreglass-shelled Sabelt racing seats, instrument panel, centre stack, console, hand brake, gear shifter, gear shifter boot, steering wheel and upper door trim.
Though no official performance figures have been released, with an estimated weight of around 1518kg, a 0-100km/h time below 3.4 seconds is expected.