Preview: SRT Viper TA
By Bradley Iger
November 11, 2013
This is the Master Landing Page for the SRT Viper TA. From now on, as we further review this car, we will be updating this page with whatever fresh content we create. Future drive reviews, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be found right here, in one convenient spot.
There are a rare few people out there that like things more extreme. The people that order their Thai food extra spicy, or that prefer 100-proof liquor over the “limp-wristed” stuff, or when it comes to cars, find a standard SRT Viper is just too docile.
For them, SRT is offering this, the Viper TA. With the “TA” standing for time attack, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this Viper is designed for track duty (although it is, in fact, street legal). First and foremost for the TA is a bespoke suspension tune, oriented towards on-track ability. A two-mode Bilstein suspension offers stiffer damping over the “standard” Viper, while springs and sway bars have also been refocused. A carbon-fiber x-brace takes the place of the of the aluminum unit found in lesser Vipers.
The exterior is notable not just because of the Crusher Orange paint (the color that all TAs will wear) and matte black Sidewinder II wheels, but because it features a few notable aerodynamic tweaks. A carbon-fiber front splitter and a hefty, CF rear spoiler deliver a greater degree of downforce at speed, while the taillight and license plate surround is also finished in carbon fiber. Under the hood sits an unmodified version of the 6.4-liter V-10 found in other Vipers, good for 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
Autoblog editor and Winding Road alum Seyth Miersma recently got some seat time behind the wheel of the SRT Viper TA, Chrysler's most potent road-going track weapon to date. When phrases like "world class" and "close-to-sex" litter a review, it's safe to assume that this is a very good car indeed.
For the full review, click over to Autoblog’s website.