Up close with the new SRT Viper
America bites back! How Detroit's scariest sports car sharpened its fangs
Posted: 15 Jun 2012
As you hit the beginning of the red line (6,200rpm), the centre of the rev counter glows red and the new Viper logo – which Chrysler has dubbed somewhat cheesily ‘Stryker’ – appears dead centre. “Yeah, we were worried about putting that feature in there in case people buzzed the engine from cold to show their mates,” says Gilles. Much as I’d like to stay in here finding new hiding places for snakes, I’m soon ushered out by a security guard. Outside, the storm has passed, and our exclusive time with the Viper is over.