[ Chrysler Group LLC press release ]
2014 SRT Viper TA -- Ready to Attack Any Road Course
- Viper TA (Time Attack) spec-package designed for extreme performance in
a special road course focused handling package
- Only 33 units in special "Crusher Orange" exterior paint color will be
available beginning third quarter 2013
March 18, 2013, Auburn Hills, Mich. - Configured in-house by the Chrysler
Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) team in collaboration with
professional road racers, the exclusive, street-legal and single-spec 2014 SRT
Viper TA (Time Attack) package is specifically built for the performance
enthusiast driver who likes to exercise their machines at the more than 150
road-race courses around North America.
Less than one year since the long-awaited world debut of the new 2013 SRT
Viper at the New York International Auto Show, the 2014 SRT Viper TA is set to
make its public debut on March 27, 2013 on the same show floor at the Jacob
Javits Center in New York City.
Based on the SRT Viper model -- the lightest vehicle in the lineup, the 2014
SRT Viper TA package builds upon the legendary on-track capability of the
American hand-built supercar using a majority of pre-developed components
straight from the SRT stable, that are combined into a carefully balanced
package that extract the most out of the Viper ultralow center of gravity,
50/50 weight distribution and largest contact patch in the production car
"The new 2014 SRT Viper TA is being engineering for the dedicated track
enthusiast, who still wants to drive to the track and take their hobby to the
next level" said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO -- SRT Brand and Motorsports,
Chrysler Group LLC. "We're re-launching some of the fastest production-built
cars that people can buy straight from the factory. 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, add in the extensively
developed aero package and the new Time Attack package is born. 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 suspension on the 2014 SRT Viper TA is uniquely tuned and upgraded
specifically for on-track usage and to maximize the performance of the Pirelli
P Zero Corsa tires which are mounted on ultra-lightweight, multi-spoke
Sidewinder II wheels. A two-mode Bilstein Damptronic suspension system
features firmer levels of damping and a smaller spread between modes than what
is found on the current Viper GTS models.
Shock dampers, springs and road racing derived stabilizer bars have been
retuned for optimal on-track performance. The standard aluminum structural
X-brace is replaced with a lighter carbon fiber brace that effectively ties
the four corners of the engine compartment together and contributes to the
50-percent increase in torsional rigidity and stiffness across the Viper
Based on the outstanding performance of the world-class brake system on the
2013 SRT Viper, SRT engineers are working in parallel with Brembo on a system
that increases thermal capacity and optimizes heat dissipation providing
improved extreme use. The brake calipers on the 2014 SRT Viper TA feature a
black anodized finish with the Viper logo shown in Crusher Orange.
The unmistakable exterior of the SRT Viper TA features exclusive Crusher
Orange paint with black 2D TA logos behind both front wheels, black Stryker
logo on the front fascia and matte black, ultra-lightweight Sidewinder II
An advanced exterior aerodynamics package includes carbon fiber front
splitters and rear spoiler, while a carbon fiber rear applique accentuates the
rear width proportions and adds another level of detail.
Under the hood of the 2014 SRT Viper TA is the handcrafted, all-aluminum
V-10 overhead-valve engine. Performance ratings are 640 horsepower and 600
lb.-ft. of torque -- the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car
engine in the world.
Inside, the performance driver-oriented cabin of the 2014 SRT Viper TA uses
the same standard premium ballistic fabric racing seats from Sabelt, featuring
a lightweight fiberglass shell created by a state-of-the-art resin transfer
molding technology for mass reduction and long-term durability. Both driver
and passenger seats can also accommodate a 3- or 6-point harness for racing
The standard black interior combination includes unique Crusher Orange accent
stitching on the cloth seats, instrument panel (through the cowl), center
stack, console, pull brake, shifter boot, shifter head, steering wheel and
Curb weight is an estimated 3,348 pounds.
Only 33 units of the 2014 SRT Viper TA in Crusher Orange will be built at the
Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, beginning in third quarter 2013.
The Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a
successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks:
awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability;
benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and
high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.
The SRT lineup in the 2013 model year features five vehicles that are
world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies
and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge
Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 are joined by the SRT flagship Viper
and Viper GTS models, which are making their highly anticipated return to the
high-performance sports car market.