[ Chrysler Group LLC press release ]
SRT Brand Debuts New Time Attack Group on Anodized Carbon Special Edition
- Ultra-exclusive combination joins the Anodized Carbon Special Edition
Package Viper GTS with the road course-ready Time Attack Group performance
- Of 50 Anodized Carbon Special Edition GTS models, only 10 will be built
with Time Attack
April 16, 2014, Auburn Hills, Mich. - Shown for the first time today at the
New York International Auto Show, the Chrysler Group.s SRT (Street and Racing
Technology) brand is enhancing the ultra-exclusive, Viper Anodized Carbon
Special Edition Package by combining it with the new Time Attack Group
A total of only 50 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition vehicles will be
produced, with only 10 (Nos. 41-50) carrying the new Time Attack Group
package. A numbered dash plaque identifying each of the SRT Viper Anodized
Carbon Edition vehicles also is part of the package.
"We've received an overwhelming response to the unique Metallic Matte exterior
color since first showing the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Viper late last
year," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO -- SRT Brand and Motorsports. "So
we're adding even more exclusivity with 10 distinctive SRT Vipers that combine
our special exterior color with the new Time Attack Group of performance parts
to offer our customers mind-boggling limits on their favorite road courses."
The new Time Attack Group takes all of the functional chassis and aero parts
from the Viper TA Special Edition and makes them available on the GTS price
class. It includes a carbon fiber rear deck lid spoiler and two-piece front
corner splitters to combine for a total of 339 pounds of down force at 150
mph. Also included are two-mode Bilstein dampers specifically tuned for
optimal on-track performance and identifiable by their unique orange springs.
Street and Race Mode suspension settings offer firmer damping than the Viper
GTS. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, matte black lightweight forged-aluminum
Sidewinder wheels and solid sway bars lead to even more capable handling.
Track-duty two-piece Brembo brake rotors, adapted from the 2010 Viper ACR-X
race car, add to an increased thermal capacity for additional resistance to
As the first and only production application on a Chrysler Group vehicle, the
Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package features Metallic Matte Black and
satin surface finishes. Satin Black Vapor marks the exhaust bezels,
fuel-filler door, and carbon brake ducts and a rear applique (below the
liftgate) provide contrast to the Metallic Matte Black body.
An Alcantara-swathed interior with orange stitching adorns the SRT Viper
Anodized Carbon Special Edition. An Alcantara headliner, Alcantara-wrapped
knee blockers and door bolsters provide interior surface texture contrast,
while gunmetal bezels, orange vent accents, and carbon-fiber trim further
accent the interior. The Nappa leather and Alcantara-wrapped sport seats
feature orange stitching.
About SRT Viper TA (Time Attack)
The street-legal SRT Viper TA 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. Introduced in 2013, the Viper TA
Special Edition spec package offers track enthusiasts a turn-key track set-up.
Based on the SRT model, the lightest Viper in the lineup, the TA Special
Edition Package builds upon the vehicle's ultra-low center of gravity, 50/50
weight distribution and largest contact patch in the production car world. The
Viper TA uses chassis parts developed specifically by the SRT chassis dynamics
team to attain the most out of the race-car-like chassis and create the most
confidence inspiring Viper ever. SRT developed new spring rates, dampers, sway
bars and brake components, combined as a system with the Viper's available
Advanced Aerodynamics Package, to create one of the most track-capable
production cars in the world.
About Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package
Only 50 SRT Viper GTS models are being produced with the Anodized Carbon
Special Edition package.
Part of the special edition package is the new Metallic Matte exterior color
that is being used for the first time by the Chrysler Group to add to the
exclusivity of the SRT Viper. The new Metallic Matte exterior body color
brings the Viper GTS a one-of-a-kind, luxurious look by providing even greater
accentuation to the vehicle's form. The metallic finish adds depth while the
dark matte color amplifies the Viper's sinister quality.
Unique exterior accents include: Black Vapor Chrome five-spoke "Rattler"
wheels, a Gloss Black GTS badge, Satin Black exhaust bezel, an Anodized Carbon
fuel-filler door, orange brake calipers, carbon fiber brake ducts and a rear
Luxurious interior accents include Alcantara wrapped headliner, door bolsters
and knee blockers; orange accent stitching on the Nappa leather wrapped door
trim, center console and instrument panel and on the Nappa leather and
Alcantara seats. Orange accents also are added to the door panel and
instrument panel. Carbon fiber accents are added throughout the center stack,
door panels and steering wheel, and an exclusive carbon GTS badge adorns the
About SRT Brand
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 2014 SRT lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance
contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts.
The Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge Charger SRT and Jeep Grand
Cherokee SRT join the flagship SRT Viper, which made its highly anticipated
return to the high-performance sports car market in 2013.