Old vs New, Dodge vs SRT, Viper vs Viper

Last week we enjoyed the Motor Trend the comparison test where they lined up the 2013 SRT Viper head to head with newly released 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This week we have come a similar comparison video as Car and Driver have pitted the SRT Viper GTS against a face from its past in the form of a heavily modified 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, that has over 650 horsepower at its disposal.

2013 SRT Viper GTS

2013 SRT Viper GTS

At a distance, the Viper looks a lot like the previous car, and the two even share the same windshield. But up close, the new car is far more elegant to which you can thank Ferrari. There are no hard creases despite some bold and edgy features, and the hood gives off a menacing look which is not our favorite part of the overal design.

1996 Dodge Viper GTS - Look Familiar?

1996 Dodge Viper GTS – Look Familiar?

In comparison, the previous-generation Viper looks dated, even clumsy. There are two Viper models, base and GTS, most obviously differentiated visually by the number of hood vents; the up-level GTS has only two versus the regular car’s six. Every vent or scoop is functional on both models, from the rear brake ducts behind the side windows to the outboard inlets in the front fascia that funnel a drag-reducing curtain of air around the front wheels.

Click the link below to see who will Prevail and come out on top.


About M Lemmon

Owner and Chief Contributor of Content to Car Rolodex View all posts by M Lemmon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: