The 2014 SRT Viper TA(stands for Time Attack) has been designed and developed by Chrysler's SRT (Street & Racing Technology) team, working closely with professional road racers.
The SRT team decided to build an aggressive performance machine after the SRT's Viper GTS failed to impress against Corvette's ZR1.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Est. Market Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gals (70 L)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 175.7 in. (446.3 cm)||Wheelbase: 98.8 in. (251 cm)|
|Height: 49.1 in. (124.6 cm)||Width: 76.4 in. (194.1 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3348 lbs (1519 kg)||Ground Clearance: 5.0 in. (12.7 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 14.6 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 2|
|Engine: V10 Liquid Cooled||Displacement: 8.4 Liter|
|Horsepower: 640 HP||Max RPM: 6200 rpm|
|Torque: 600 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Manual w/ OD|
|0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds*||Top Speed: 210 mph* (338 km/h)|
*These are projections, time and speed have yet to be independently verified.
It is characterized by exceptional on-track capability and a lightweight design. The Viper TA spec-package has been designed for extreme road-racing performance and handling. Only 33 units would be rolled out in a special 'TA Orange' shade.
Engine & Performance
The 2014 Viper TA is fitted with a handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4 liter V10 engine, which churns out incredible performance figures. The engine produces 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft torque. This is the highest torque produced by any naturally-aspirated engine. Given the extremely lightweight design (weighs only 3348 lbs); the power to weight ratio is very impressive at 5.2 lbs per hp.
The performance numbers are not yet out officially, but the initial tests have shown that this is the fastest Viper ever. The car can hit 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and does a quarter mile in 11.3 seconds. The top speed is projected to be at the 210 mph mark.
The biggest performance boost on the Viper TA has come in the form of some changes in the suspension system, which gives it a significant edge in handling.
Exterior & Interior
There aren't too many design changes in the Viper TA as compared to the base Viper. The Viper TA comes with new Crusher Orange paint, which gives it a great sporty look. The car comes with TA and Stryker logos and a set of Ultra-lightweight, matte-finished Sidewinder II wheels.
The car is fitted with an aerodynamic package made of carbon-fiber components, including front-splitters, a rear-spoiler and a rear appliqué that not only adds to the performance, but enhances the look of this Viper.
The interior did not get a lot of changes, but you will find the traces of external Crusher Orange on the interior components.
The 2014 SRT Viper TA is scheduled to be rolled out beginning in the 3rd quarter of 2013. There is no word yet on the pricing of the car, but it is expected to be a little more than the Viper GTS that retails at $120,000.